REBUREAUCRATIZATION OF POLITICS IN HONG KONG : Prospects after 1997

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Author(s)

  • Anthony B. L. Cheung

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHong Kong
Subtitle of host publicationLegacies and Prospects of Development
EditorsBenjamin K.P. Leung
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Chapter10
Pages185-202
ISBN (electronic)9781315191348
ISBN (print)9781138726512
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Abstract

The introduction of "representative government" in Hong Kong after the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 brought hope that by 1997 the classical bureaucratic authoritarian governance that had characterized Hong Kong during the colonial era would be replaced by a democratic and accountable government. Such hope for a full democracy now seems futile, given China's hostility to democratic politics in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and its preference for a new hybrid of elite politics. This article reviews the politics of Hong Kong's transition and examines the future role of civil service bureaucratic power amid the conflicting interests and demands of various key players in the larger political arena.

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REBUREAUCRATIZATION OF POLITICS IN HONG KONG: Prospects after 1997. / Cheung, Anthony B. L.
Hong Kong: Legacies and Prospects of Development. ed. / Benjamin K.P. Leung. Ashgate Publishing, 1997. p. 185-202.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review