The Public Sector in Hong Kong
ISBN : 978-962-209-172-6
412 pages, 6″ x 9″
This book describes and analyses the role of the public sector in the often-charged political atmosphere of post-1997 Hong Kong. It discusses critical constitutional, organisational and policy problems and examines their effects on relationships between government and the people. A concluding chapter suggests some possible means of resolving or minimising the difficulties which have been experienced.
“Professor Ian Scott’s latest book The Public Sector in Hong Kong provides a systematic analysis of Hong Kong’s state of governance in the post-1997 period and should be read by government officials, politicians, researchers, students and general readers who seek a better understanding of the complexities of the city’s government and politics.” —Anthony B. L. Cheung, Secretary for Transport and Housing, HKSAR; former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Education
“The book is excellently written, thoroughly researched . . . and well documented. Based mainly on archival materials and some interviews, The Public Sector in Hong Kong should be required reading for students of public administration of Hong Kong and for those interested in how the Hong Kong government operates (or doesn’t).” —John P. Burns, The China Journal