By examining the origins of Macao’s 2014 protest against the Retirement Package Bill, this paper intends to answer whether Macao is encountering a governance crisis like Hong Kong’s. Through a careful comparison, it concludes that Macao and Hong Kong are unlikely to follow the same political development trajectory, as there are considerable differences in the level of social mobilization and governmental coercive capacity between the two cities.
Macao and Hong Kong, Convergence or Divergence?: The 2014 Retirement Package Bill Protest and Macao’s Governance Crisis
Ieong Meng U is a Lecturer in the Department of Government and Public Administration, University of Macau. Dr. Ieong’s research interests include comparative authoritarianism, Chinese politics, and Hong Kong and Macao politics. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Meng U Ieong; Macao and Hong Kong, Convergence or Divergence?: The 2014 Retirement Package Bill Protest and Macao’s Governance Crisis. Asian Survey 1 June 2017; 57 (3): 504–527. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.3.504
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