Functional representation was introduced to Hong Kong's legislature in 1985. Voting records show that functional representatives have a proclivity to veto motions that advocate democratic and accountable governance and a fairer socioeconomic order. This essentially blocks the articulation of public aspirations and renders democratization, as well as the stability and harmony of Hong Kong society, ever more uncertain.
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Research Article| June 01 2006
Functional Representation in Hong Kong's Legislature: Voting Patterns and Political Implications
Asian Survey (2006) 46 (3): 401–416.
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Rowena Y. F. Kwok; Functional Representation in Hong Kong's Legislature: Voting Patterns and Political Implications. Asian Survey 1 June 2006; 46 (3): 401–416. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2006.46.3.401
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