Governance and Citizenship in Asia

Land and Housing Controversies in Hong Kong

Perspectives of Justice and Social Values

Editors: Yung, Betty, Yu, Kam-Por (Eds.)

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  • Illustrates how the Politics-Justice-Governance model can facilitate the resolution of housing controversies
  • Examines social values beyond the justice dimension suggested by the United Nations in land governance
  • Investigates the social values that define the “good” in the context of land and housing controversy resolution, such as equality and autonomy
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This book discusses land and housing controversies in Hong Kong, which offer a point of reference for the comparison and analysis of similar or contrasting cases overseas from the perspective of social values. It enhances readers’ understanding of the social values, philosophical and theoretical issues that underpin land and housing controversies, as well as their policy implications. The discussion in each chapter goes beyond mere substantive and contextual analysis, and is explicitly positioned and theorized within the broader context of social values, with a theoretical and philosophical framework for assessing the issue concerned. The book is interdisciplinary in nature, with each chapter integrating two or more disciplines to examine various controversial land and housing issues.

About the authors

Betty Yung is a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. Holding a PhD from the University of Bristol, her research is chiefly interdisciplinary, combining Philosophy, Public Policy and Housing Studies to examine ‘justice in Hong Kong housing policy’.  She has worked at several universities in Hong Kong, including the University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, and the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. Besides working in academia, she has served as a Senior Researcher at the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR government, thus allowing her to add a practical dimension of ‘politics and public policy at work’ in her research and teaching. She authored the book Hong Kong’s Housing Policy: A Case Study in Social Justice and co-edited the book Ethical Dilemmas in Public Policy. She has also authored or co-authored numerous articles published in international journals.  Her research interests include Applications of Philosophy to Public Policy, Housing Studies, Urban Studies and Hong Kong Studies.
Kam-por Yu is currently an Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has previously served as Director of the General Education Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; as an Associate Professor at the Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong; and as a Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, Harvard School of Public Health, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities of the University of Edinburgh, and Center for European Integration Studies of Bonn University, Germany. His recent publications include Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously (2010) and Ethical Dilemmas in Public Policy (2016); as well as numerous papers in journals such as Philosophy East and West, and Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, and in books released by academic publishers, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Land, Housing and Social Values—The Context of Hong Kong

    Pages 1-25

    Yung, Betty

  • Nano-apartments: The Synergy of Rights, Choice, Markets, and Regulations?

    Pages 29-39

    Cheng, Kam-Yuen

  • Third Sector Housing: Housing Philanthropy, Self-reliance and Policy Facilitation

    Pages 41-62

    Yung, Betty (et al.)

  • A Rawlsian Model of Land Justice for Hong Kong: The Controversy on the Development of the North New Territories

    Pages 63-81

    Chun, Jack

  • Reconsidering ‘Develop First, Conserve Later’ Principle: The Case of Third Runway in Hong Kong

    Pages 83-98

    Tsang, Sui Ming

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land and Housing Controversies in Hong Kong
Book Subtitle
Perspectives of Justice and Social Values
Editors
  • Betty Yung
  • Kam-Por Yu
Series Title
Governance and Citizenship in Asia
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5266-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5266-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5265-6
Series ISSN
2365-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 239
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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