Post-war Housing Policy and the British Government

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:
Post-war Housing Policy and the British Government

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The implications of the failure of the Governor, Sir Alexander Grantham, in the role of bureaucratic entrepreneur are examined through his inability to effectively address the problems of low-cost housing. How the resulting policy voids created by his inaction were filled from outside the bureaucracy are also explored.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Governors; Colonial Office; UK; Policy-making; Housing policy; Sir Alexander Grantham

Chapter.  11234 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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