Political paralysis of the Basic Law regime and the politics of institutional reform in Hong Kong

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Abstract

The present constitutional system of Hong Kong is supposedly executive-led. In reality, it is a system of "disabled governance." This article uses recent institutional theories to reveal the weaknesses of the Basic Law regime. It contends that if Hong Kong democratizes under the Basic Law institutional framework, it will not be able to promote good and effective governance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-332
Number of pages21
JournalAsian Survey
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009

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