The stalemate in political reform and the rise of contentious politics in Hong Kong

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Abstract

The political reform has been a protracted process in Hong Kong. This chapter argues that the stagnated process of the political reform in Hong Kong is an unfortunate convergence of three tendencies – the debilitating effect of adversarial politics, the growing difficulties with political bargaining, and the closure of political opportunity structure. The purpose of this chapter is three-fold. Firstly, it develops a theoretical framework to understand political reform with reference to different political dynamics. Secondly, it examines how different forms of politics have been exerting differentiated effects on the pace and sequences of political reforms in Hong Kong. Thirdly, it tries to locate the factors that would shape the politics of democratization in near future. Copyright © 2014 City University of Hong Kong Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew trends of political participation in Hong Kong
EditorsJoseph Y.S. CHENG
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCity University of Hong Kong Press
Pages211-240
ISBN (Print)9789629372330, 9629372339
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

Hui, D. L. H. (2014). The stalemate in political reform and the rise of contentious politics in Hong Kong. In J. Y. S. Cheng (Ed.), New trends of political participation in Hong Kong (pp. 211-240). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

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