Democracy Denied: Identity, Civil Society, and Illiberal Democracy in Hong Kong by Nicholas Thomas - PDF and EPUB eBook

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An analysis of the social and political transformation of Hong Kong, primarily focusing upon the period 1984-1998 - a period...

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Details of Democracy Denied: Identity, Civil Society, and Illiberal Democracy in Hong Kong

Exact title of the book
Democracy Denied: Identity, Civil Society, and Illiberal Democracy in Hong Kong
Book author
Nicholas Thomas
Book edition
Unknown Binding
Number of pages
320 pages
Language
English
Published
January 1st 1999 by Ashgate Publishing
File size (in PDF)
1280 kB
Democracy Denied: Identity, Civil Society, and Illiberal Democracy in Hong Kong

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An analysis of the social and political transformation of Hong Kong, primarily focusing upon the period 1984-1998 - a period marked by the mobilization and politicization of Hong Kong people. This study adopts a two-tiered conceptual model of political systems to explain the transformation of Hong Kong during this period. The model, first proposed by Claus Offe, describes a system where political activity is the result of the operating sytem that determines how the nation-state will function.

Against this model, the author examines two overarching issues and their effect on Hong Kong's social and political processes: the economic modernization of the territory and the July 1st retrocession. The consequent tensions created are shown to have played a decisive role in the unique development of Hong Kong's social and political systems.