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Political Reforms vs. Undemocratic Institutional Arrangements in Hong Kong

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  • Scartozzi, Cesare M.

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This essay examines the recent political developments in Hong Kong. Specifically, it examines the problem of political accountability and unresponsive governance. The essay argues that lack of accountability is a byproduct of existing institutional arrangements – i.e., limited functional franchise, veto powers and institutional backdoors – which promote rent-seeking behavior among tycoons and undermine the economic freedoms of ordinary Hongkongers, who, dissatisfied with the current state of affairs, demand political reforms.

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  • Scartozzi, Cesare M., 2017. "Political Reforms vs. Undemocratic Institutional Arrangements in Hong Kong," MPRA Paper 91325, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:91325
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    1. Eric Ip, 2015. "The constitution of economic liberty in Hong Kong," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 307-327, September.
    2. Kam C. Wong, 2009. "Chinese Jurisprudence and Hong Kong Law," China Report, , vol. 45(3), pages 213-239, August.
    3. Krueger, Anne O, 1974. "The Political Economy of the Rent-Seeking Society," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 64(3), pages 291-303, June.
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    Keywords

    Hong Kong; institutional backdoors; accountability; unresponsive governance.;

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    • N45 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Asia including Middle East
    • Y8 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines
    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines

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