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.
|Title of host publication||New trends of political participation in Hong Kong|
|Editors||Joseph Y.S. CHENG|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||City University of Hong Kong Press|
|ISBN (Print)||9789629372330, 9629372339|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|