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Constitutional Reform and Its Demise

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/9789888083947.003.0007
Constitutional Reform and Its Demise

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This chapter examines the growing influence of local stakeholders in the governance of Hong Kong in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Unofficial members of the Executive and Legislative Councils took the lead in manoeuvring the British government into abandoning proposals over an issue as fundamental as constitutional reform during the years following World War II.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Governors; Colonial Office; UK; Policy-making; Constitutional reform

Chapter.  10012 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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