How an advocacy NGO can contribute to political socialization: A case study in Hong Kong

Wai Wa Timothy YUEN, Yan Wing LEUNG

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Abstract

This article is based on a case study done on a Hong Kong advocacy non-government organization (NGO) that has worked as a civic educator. Civic education programmes of the NGO were observed. In-depth interviews were carried out with the personnel of the NGO. The participants in the programmes were also interviewed and questionnaires were conducted to study the impact of the programmes. This article discusses the changing nature of political socialization and explores, with the help of the case study in Hong Kong, how an advocacy NGO may contribute to political socialization by serving as a civic educator. It is hoped that this work can contribute to the literature about the possible role of advocacy NGOs in political socialization, particularly in augmenting other social institutions that are also active in this realm, such as schools and churches. Copyright © 2010 Symposium Journals Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-220
JournalCitizenship, Social and Economics Education
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Citation

Yuen, T. W. W., & Leung, Y. W. (2010). How an advocacy NGO can contribute to political socialization: A case study in Hong Kong. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 9(3), 209-220.

Keywords

  • Advocacy NGO
  • Civic education
  • Political socialization
  • Hong Kong