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Institutional Change and the Political Transition in Hong Kong

  • Ian Scott

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Ian Scott
      Pages 1-25
  3. Public Opinion, Political Culture and Perceptions of Hong Kong’s Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Michael E. DeGolyer
      Pages 29-63
    3. Rowena Kwok, Elaine Chan
      Pages 64-84
  4. The Legal, Political and Bureaucratic Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Peter Wesley-Smith
      Pages 123-138
    3. Norman Miners
      Pages 139-157
    4. Ian Scott
      Pages 158-179
  5. The Chinese Government and the Future of Hong Kong’s Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Wo-Lap Lam Willy
      Pages 183-209
    3. Donald Hugh McMillen
      Pages 210-233
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About this book


Scott focuses on Hong Kong's political, bureaucratic and legal institutions. The first section is concerned with public opinion on institutional provisions, voting systems and political parties. The second deals with current problems facing the executive, legislature, bureaucracy and legal system. The third part considers the effects of Chinese rule on the social and economic context in which Hong Kong's institutions will, or will not, function. Scott concludes with a discussion of possible scenarios of institutional development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.Murdoch UniversityWestern Australia

About the editors

Ian Scott is Professor of Politics and Government at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

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