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Income Tax and Treasury Control

Gavin Ure

in Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9789888083947
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9789882208667 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0006
Income Tax and Treasury Control

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The ability of a bureaucratic entrepreneur to define a distinctive policy, to develop the capacity to implement it and to build a coalition in support of it is examined in this chapter through the study of the introduction of an unpopular income tax after 1946. The growing influence of stakeholders as a result of a financial dispute with the British government is also discussed.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Governors; Colonial Office; UK; Policy-making; Income tax; Treasury; Bureaucratic entrepreneur

Chapter.  9827 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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