Political accountability in Hong Kong : Myth or reality?

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


This article assesses the practice of political accountability in Hong Kong: whether it has largely been realised in practice, or whether it is merely a political slogan for the government to justify its executive-led governance. The analysis begins with a review of the theoretical concepts of political accountability and ministerial accountability, and then establishes an operational framework to analyse the current practice of political accountability in Hong Kong's political system. It concludes by addressing the degree of political accountability overall. © 2009 National Council of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

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  • Hong Kong, Ministerial accountability, Political accountability