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  • ISBN: 9780275962937
  • ISBN10: 0275962938

Social Movements and Political Reform in Hong Kong

by Butenhoff, Linda A

  • List Price: $118.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publish date: 09/01/1999
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Description: Hong Kong society is often regarded as politically apathetic. Yet throughout its history, Hong Kong experienced periodic waves of social movement activity. In part, the perception of an apathetic populace stems from the colonial government's laissez-faire policies, the society's concentration on economic development, the maintenance of traditional Chinese culture, and a consensus that Hong Kong would revert to Chinese sovereignty. Great Britain instituted a system of elite consultation and absorption of the masses' political problems through indirect participation. Butenhoff addresses the question of why social movements emerged and how they influenced the process of political reform. Her study presents and analyzes the activities of social movements so that a clearer picture of civil society and political change "from below" emerges.
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