Similar to its colonial predecessor, the post-colonial Hong Kong state relies on its business allies to mediate state-society relations. Nevertheless, because of the erosion of the intermediary role of business elites, the state-business alliance now struggles to accommodate the rising challenges of civil society. The case of Hong Kong offers an interesting case study to the literature on hybrid regimes.
State-Society Conflicts under Hong Kong's Hybrid Regime: Governing Coalition Building and Civil Society Challenges
Brian C. H. Fong, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor (designate), Department of Asian and Policy Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education. He specializes in public governance and legislative studies. He is the author of Hong Kong’s Governance under Chinese Sovereignty: The Failure of the State-Business Governing Coalition after 1997 (Routledge, forthcoming 2014). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Brian C. H. Fong; State-Society Conflicts under Hong Kong's Hybrid Regime: Governing Coalition Building and Civil Society Challenges. Asian Survey 1 October 2013; 53 (5): 854–882. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.5.854
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