Governors, Politics and the Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

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Hong Kong University Press, 2012年6月1日 - 316 頁
This book explores the making of public policy for Hong Kong between 1918 and 1958. During much of this period, the Hong Kong government had limited policymaking capabilities. Many new policies followed initiatives either from the Colonial Office or from politicians in Hong Kong. This book examines the balance of political power influencing how such decisions were reached and who wielded the most influence—the Hong Kong or British governments or the politicians. Gradually, the Hong Kong government, through implementing new policies, improved its own policy-making capabilities and gained the ability to exercise greater autonomy. The policy areas covered by this book include the implementation of rent controls in 1922, the management of Hong Kong's currency from 1929 to 1936, the resolution of the financial dispute over matters arising from World War II, the origins of Hong Kong's public housing and permanent squatter resettlement policies, negotiations over Hong Kong’s contribution to its defence costs and the background to the granting of formal financial autonomy in 1958. Governors, Politics and the Colonial Office will be of interest to historians and political scientists, and to anyone with a general interest in the social, economic and political development of Hong Kong.
 

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Introduction
1
Governors Cadets Unofficials and the Colonial Office
13
The Origins of Policy 191730
27
Britains Influence over Hong Kongs Policy 192941
45
Autonomy and the Threat to Sovereignty
67
Income Tax and Treasury Control
87
Constitutional Reform and Its Demise
111
Postwar Housing Policy and the British Government
135
Squatter Resettlement
163
Financial Autonomy
191
Conclusions
217
Notes
229
Bibliography
279
Index
287
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Gavin Ure is a former Administrative Officer with the Hong Kong government. He is now Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Social Science at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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