Governors, Politics and the Colonial Office: Public Policy by Gavin Ure

By Gavin Ure

This publication explores the making of public coverage for Hong Kong among 1918 and 1958. in the course of a lot of this era, the Hong Kong executive had constrained policymaking services. Many new guidelines projects both from the Colonial workplace or from politicians in Hong Kong. This ebook examines the stability of political energy influencing how such judgements have been reached and who wielded the main influence—the Hong Kong or British governments or the politicians. progressively, the Hong Kong executive, via imposing new guidelines, stronger its personal policy-making features and won the facility to workout higher autonomy.

The coverage components lined via this e-book contain the implementation of hire controls in 1922, the administration of Hong Kong's forex from 1929 to 1936, the solution of the monetary dispute over concerns bobbing up from global warfare II, the origins of Hong Kong's public housing and everlasting squatter resettlement rules, negotiations over Hong Kong’s contribution to its defence expenditures and the heritage to the granting of formal monetary autonomy in 1958.

Governors, Politics and the Colonial workplace could be of curiosity to historians and political scientists, and to an individual with a normal curiosity within the social, monetary and political improvement of Hong Kong.

Gavin Ure is a former Administrative Officer with the Hong Kong executive. he's now Adjunct affiliate Professor within the division of utilized Social technology on the Hong Kong Polytechnic college.

"In this meticulously researched booklet, according to archival assets, Gavin Ure explores the $64000 factor of ways Hong Kong's colonial rulers made public coverage. via a cautious exam of key political, monetary and social questions, he indicates how neighborhood directors have been in a position to wrest autonomy from the British executive and to run the colony on their lonesome phrases. The booklet is key analyzing for an individual drawn to Hong Kong's background and the rules that experience formed the fashionable city." — Ian Scott, writer of the general public region in Hong Kong

"Who governs Colonial Hong Kong—London or the officers despatched from Britain? the difficulty of autonomy is valuable to our knowing of politics and policymaking in Hong Kong through the colonial period. From a different viewpoint, either as a tutorial and previous senior civil servant, Gavin Ure demonstrates how Hong Kong steadily received regulate of key parts of public coverage. This booklet is a necessary learn for someone with an curiosity in politics and public coverage in Hong Kong." — James Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Show description

Read Online or Download Governors, Politics and the Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58 (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series) PDF

Similar asian history books

Privatisation in India: Challenging economic orthodoxy (India in the Modern World)

Over the last decade India has been project a programme of monetary reform, and whilst the economic climate has been growing to be at a excessive price. As a part of the reform programme, and in keeping with winning financial pondering, India has been privatising its huge, ungainly public area. One assumption underlying this programme is the dogma that public region agencies are doomed to inefficiency, and that aggressive marketplace forces may be depended on to make organizations extra effective when they are privatised.

The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal: Revolution in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series)

The publication bargains with the dynamics and development of a violent twenty first century communist uprising initiated in Nepal by way of the Communist get together of Nepal (Maoist) – CPN(M). It contextualizes and explains why and the way a violent Maoist insurgency grew in Nepal after the tip of the chilly struggle, not like the decline of different radical communist hobbies in so much components of the area.

The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World (Contemporary Asia in the World)

Many inspiration China’s upward push could essentially remake the worldwide order. but, very like different constructing countries, the chinese language country now reveals itself entrenched in a standing quo characterised via loose exchange and American domination. via a state of the art old, sociological, and political research, Ho-fung Hung exposes the competing pursuits and fiscal realities that mood the dream of chinese language supremacy—forces which are stymieing progress in the course of the international South.

F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 "Frank”: Pacific Theater 1945 (Duel)

The Vought Corsair was once the 1st American single-engined fighter to exceed four hundred mph and identify dominance over the mythical Mitsubishi sort Zero-sen. The Ki-84 Hayate was once brought via the japanese in particular to counter this growing to be American dominance of the skies over the Pacific. inbuilt better numbers than the other overdue warfare jap fighter, approximately 3000 have been accomplished among 1944 and 1945.

Additional resources for Governors, Politics and the Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58 (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 4 votes