Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Paperback(expanded second edition)



This expanded and fully revised edition of Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics critically assesses the main strands of continuity and change in Hong Kong's government and politics since the creation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1997. It first investigates the core institutions of the SAR, focusing on the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, the civil service, District Councils, and advisory and statutory bodies. It then examines progress in democratic reform in Hong Kong and the main components of civil society, including political parties, elections, political identity, and mass media and public opinion. Analyses of key policy sectors then follow. In its concluding chapters, the volume explores Hong Kong's relations with the Mainland and the wider world.

This book is essential reading for anyone-student, teacher or researcher-interested in Hong Kong's experience under "one country, two systems".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789888139477
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Edition description: expanded second edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lam Wai-man, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong Percy Luen-tim Lui, Assistant Professor in Public Administration, The Open University of Hong Kong Wilson Wong, Associate Professor, Department of Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Acronyms and Abbreviations xi

Chapter 1 Political Context Lam Wai-man 1

Part I Political Institutions 23

Chapter 2 The Executive Li Pang-kwong 27

Chapter 3 The Legislature Percy Luen-tim Lui 45

Chapter 4 The Judiciary Benny Y. T. Tai 67

Chapter 5 The Civil Service Wilson Wong 87

Chapter 6 District Councils, Advisory Bodies, and Statutory Bodies Jermain T.M. Lam 111

Part II Mediating Institutions and Political Actors 133

Chapter 7 Mobilization and Conflicts over Hong Kong's Democratic Reform Sing Ming Tang Yuen-sum 137

Chapter 8 Political Parties and Elections Ma Ngok 159

Chapter 9 Civil Society Elaine Y.M. Chan 179

Chapter 10 Political Identity, Culture, and Participation Lam Wai-man 199

Chapter 11 Mass Media and Public Opinion Joseph M. Chan Francis L.F. Lee 223

Part III Policy Environment 247

Chapter 12 Economic Policy Wilson Wong Raymond Yuen 251

Chapter 13 Changes in Social Policy in Hong Kong since 1997: Old Wine in New Bottles? Wong Hung 277

Chapter 14 Urban Policy James Lee 297

Part IV Political Environment 323

Chapter 15 The Changing Relations between Hong Kong and the Mainland since 2003 Peter T.Y. Cheung 325

Chapter 16 Hong Kong and the World Ting Wai Ellen Lai 349

Conclusion: Looking to the Future The Editors 371

Index 381

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