Hong Kong's Embattled Democracy: A Societal Analysis

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In July 1997, the British government handed Hong Kong back to China as the world wondered whether the building blocks of democracy hastily laid in Hong Kong over the previous two decades were sturdy enough to withstand the change. While many scholars of democratization have focused on outside forces and legal change, the author of this text argues that - in the case of Hong Kong - the societal dimension reveals more clearly the issues and difficulties of establishing a viable democracy. He shows how Hong Kong moved from ...

Hong Kong's Embattled Democracy: A Societal Analysis 1999, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801861451

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