Building Democracy

Creating Good Government for Hong Kong

Edited by Christine Loh and Civic Exchange

Building Democracy

Edited by Christine Loh and Civic Exchange

Distributed for Hong Kong University Press

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25
Paperback $15.00 ISBN: 9789622096677 Published September 2003 AAUKEU - ALL AMERICAS & UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
“The ultimate aim is the selection of the Chief Executive by universal suffrage.” Article 45 of the Basic Law “The ultimate aim is the election of all members of the Legislative Council by universal suffrage” Article 68 of the Basic Law The Government has pledged to review Hong Kong’s constitutional arrangements in the years leading up to 2007 and to consult the people. Whatever its findings, the Government review will have great implications for the future of Hong Kong. Building Democracy provides the information and the tools that the people of Hong Kong need to participate actively and effectively in this crucial dialogue. Building Democracy offers an analysis of Hong Kong’s current political situation within the larger context of its political history and its relationship to Beijing. The 12 chapters explore all the topics that are essential to building a healthy and vigorous democracy, such as the role of political parties, democratic reform and business, accountability and open government, the media, the basic law, legislative-executive relations, the role of the civil service; development of constitutional conventions; and women in politics. Specific subjects covered include the Principal Officials Accountability System (POAS), Article 23 legislation and the Government response to the 2003 outbreak of Severe Atypical Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A postscript discusses the July 1st March and the meetings outside the Legislative Council.
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