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Local Campaigning and the Liberal Democrat Vote

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

in Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the role of the Liberal Democrat Party members in influencing voting behaviour in the 1997 general elections. Debates in literature about the importance of campaigns in ... More


Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era

Percy Luen-tim Lui

Wai-man Lam and Ian Holliday (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098299
eISBN:
9789882206779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a project by the Hong Kong Political Science Association. The politics of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have often been turbulent in the decade since the 1997 ... More


State and Limits to Democracy, 1997–2005

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

in Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195189674
eISBN:
9780199784134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195189671.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the way in which state-building reignited the demand for democracy — producing a vibrant debate over balancing state-building and democracy promotion, and raising the prospects ... More


Ann Huis Song of the Exile

Audrey Yue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028757
eISBN:
9789882206618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028757.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The pioneering independent filmmaker Ann On-wah Hui has drawn much acclaim for her sensitive portrayals of numerous Hong Kong tragedies and marginalized populations. In a career spanning three ... More


Ireland and the Freedom of Information Act: FOI@15

Maura Adshead and Tom Felle (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097188
eISBN:
9781526104281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097188.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Freedom of information (FOI) is important because it aims to makes government open, transparent and accountable. FOI legislation is based on the premise that people have the right of access to public ... More


Widening the Circle, Narrowing the Outcome: The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the moral hazard stage of the relationship between Congress and the IMF and World Bank. The chief exogenous shocks came from the 1995 Mexican peso crisis and 1997 Asian ... More


South Korea’s globalization in the late twentieth century: an end to economic nationalism?

You‐il Lee

in Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646210
eISBN:
9780191741630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646210.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

To what extent South Korea adopted neoliberal reforms and thus conformed to the pressures of globalization is explored in this chapter. After the Asian financial crisis of 1997, South Korea was ... More


Lessons from the Asian Crisis

Norman Flynn

in Miracle to Meltdown in Asia: Business, Government and Society

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295525
eISBN:
9780191685125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295525.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The 1997/8 Asian crisis was severe for most of the region and the financial crisis had a deep impact on many real economies. This chapter shows that explanations for the crisis are many and varied, ... More


Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Ma Ngok

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state–society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of ... More


Rights, Complaints and Redress

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0051
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses and examines how the debates over rights developed in Hong Kong. It also evaluates the extent to which the post-1997 government has protected these rights. In this chapter, the ... More


The Public Sector and Its Future

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0057
Subject:
History, Political History

Governing Hong Kong is not easy. Aside from the problems surrounding the relationship between the government and the people, Hong Kong also faces constitutional, organisational, and policy issues ... More


The Executive

LI Pang-kwong

in Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098299
eISBN:
9789882206779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes the scope of activities of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) executive. It also outlines in detail how the executive functions and its relationship with the ... More


Growth, Inequality, Poverty, and Financial Deepening

Robert M. Townsend

in Financial Systems in Developing Economies: Growth, Inequality and Policy Evaluation in Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199533237
eISBN:
9780191594892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533237.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents the salient facts related to growth, inequality, financial deepening, and policy variation. Growth has been high over the past fifty years, with the exception of 1997 when a ... More


Home and Country

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

in The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099555
eISBN:
9789882207530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Stanley Kwan's radical decision to leave Hong Kong after years of enduring the political campaigns of the Mainland and the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong. When the ... More


Irrigation

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070818
eISBN:
9780199080762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070818.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Irrigation law is one of the oldest and most developed areas of water law. Irrigation acts adopted in different parts of the country reflect, in part, the varied irrigation practices of different ... More


Dr Ramzi and Mr Sharaf Sonallah Ibrahim and the duplicity of the literary field

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

January 1997 marked the end of the expected intervals between Sonallah Ibrahim's past and most recent novels. Dhat had appeared in May 1992 and, with the advent of 1997, Ibrahim's Egyptian and Arab ... More


After National Allegory

Shu-Mei Shih

in Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224513
eISBN:
9780520940154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224513.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to the big question of what is internal to the allegorical form in Hong Kong. Is it possible that at the moment of allegorization, the actual “Hong Kong” disappears? What if, after ... More


A Failed National Experiment?

Caren Freeman

in Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449581
eISBN:
9780801462818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the impact of the 1997 Asian financial crisis on marriage and migration trends in the region. The precipitous economic downturn, financial collapse, and subsequent draconian ... More


The Stories, the Statistics, and the Law: Why “Driving While Black” Matters

David A. Harris

in Race, Ethnicity, and Policing: New and Essential Readings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776155
eISBN:
9780814777480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776155.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes David Hariss's continuation of the census discussed in Chapter 2 by focusing on Ohio traffic stops. Harris further contextualized the findings by incorporating interviews with ... More


Something old, something new: understanding Conservative education policy

Sonia Exley and Stephen J. Ball

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses the education policy of the Conservative Party. Conservative education policy has been fraught with tensions since the Thatcher era. It is shown that education had been a key ... More


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