The Public Sector in Hong Kong

The Public Sector in Hong Kong

by Ian Scott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789622091726
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ian Scott is Emeritus Professor of Government and Politics at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong. He taught at the University of Hong Kong between 1976 and 1995 and was Chair Professor of Politics and Public Administration between 1990 and 1995. Between 1995 and 2002, he was Chair Professor of Government and Politics at Murdoch University. Over the past twenty-five years, he has written extensively on politics and public administration in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

Preface ix

Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms xiii

1 The Public Sector: An Overview 1

Part I The Constitution and Political Accountability 23

2 The Constitutional Framework 25

3 Accountability and the Political System 49

Part II The Public Sector and Its Problems 67

4 The Civil Service: Structure and Functions 69

5 The Civil Service: Personnel Policies 95

6 The Public Sector Beyond the Civil Service 119

Part III Policy Formulation and Implementation 147

7 Policy and the Budgetary Cycle 149

8 The Policy Process 175

9 Policy Implementation 201

Part IV The Government and the People 229

10 Efficiency and Responsiveness 231

11 Rights, Complaints and Redress 257

12 The Public Sector and Its Future 289

Notes 307

Selected Bibliography 361

Index 385

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