The Civil Service in Hong Kong
(香港的公務員制度)
Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, Grace O. M. Lee, and Anthony B. L. Cheung
July 1998
200 pages
Paperback 978-962-209-458-1
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The civil service has made significant contribution to the development of Hong Kong. Over the years, this institution has been exposed to challenges emanating from the rapidly changing environment. The preparation for Hong Kong’s integration with China was a major accomplishment for the civil service. Immediately after the transition, new problems and issues are emerging, and the civil service is expected to assist in dealing with them under the changed circumstances. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the organisation, problems, issues and prospects of the civil service in Hong Kong. It examines the origin and development of the civil service, efforts to deal with the changes before and after the transition, and the process of managing public services with reference to its changing role and responsibilities.

The book will be of interest to academics, civil servants, professionals and students, as well as researchers interested in the role of civil servants in changing societies, and can be used for teaching courses on public administration and Asian Studies.

Ahmed Shafiqul Huque is an Associate Professor of the Department of Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong. Dr Huque is author and editor of five books on public administration and policy. Grace O. M. Lee is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong. Dr Lee has published articles in international journals and book chapters on various aspects of public administration and management and labour issues. Anthony B. L. Cheung is Head and Associate Professor of the Department of Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong. Dr Cheung specializes in public administration theory and civil service studies, and has written extensively on public sector reforms in Hong Kong.