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.
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Research Article| March 01 2009
Political Paralysis of the Basic Law Regime and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Hong Kong
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (2): 312–332.
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Baohui Zhang; Political Paralysis of the Basic Law Regime and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Hong Kong. Asian Survey 1 March 2009; 49 (2): 312–332. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.2.312
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