Political paralysis of the Basic Law regime and the politics of institutional reform in Hong Kong
Basic Law, Constitutional design, Governance capacity, Hong Kong, Institutional reform
The present constitutional system of Hong Kong is supposedly executive-led. In reality, it is a system of "disabled governance." This article uses recent institutional theories to reveal the weaknesses of the Basic Law regime. It contends that if Hong Kong democratizes under the Basic Law institutional framework, it will not be able to promote good and effective governance.
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Zhang, B. (2009). Political paralysis of the Basic Law regime and the politics of institutional reform in Hong Kong. Asian Survey, 49(2), 312-332. doi: 10.1525/as.2009.49.2.312