Electoral Politics in Post-1997 Hong Kong

Protest, Patronage, and the Media

Authors: Wong, Stan Hok-Wui

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  • Presents an original contribution on competitive authoritarianism
  • Provides a novel and empirically grounded perspective to help understand the politics of Hong Kong’s lengthy democratic transition
  • Employs new methods to study difficult questions in comparative politics (e.g. estimating bias in redistricting)
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This book offers a novel and parsimonious framework to help understand Hong Kong’s lengthy democratic transition by analyzing the electoral dynamics of the city’s competitive authoritarian political system, where pro-Beijing and pro-democracy parties have struggled to keep each other in check. The author demonstrates how a relatively liberal media environment has shaped the electoral incentives of the opposition and the pro-establishment elite differently, which has helped the latter improve its basis of electoral support. The political explanation the book puts forward seeks to shed new light on why many autocracies are interested in regularly holding elections that are considered somewhat competitive. This book will be of great interest not only to specialists in comparative studies of democratization, but also to all those concerned with Hong Kong’s democratic transition.

About the authors

Stan Hok-Wui Wong is an assistant professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include authoritarian politics and democratization with a focus on Asia. His articles have appeared in journals such as Electoral Studies, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Journal of East Asian Studies.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-387-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-287-386-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1354-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electoral Politics in Post-1997 Hong Kong
Book Subtitle
Protest, Patronage, and the Media
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-387-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-387-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-386-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1354-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 180
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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