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The Absurdity of Bureaucracy: How Implementation Works

Nina Holm Vohnsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526101341
eISBN:
9781526128539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101341.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The absurdity of bureaucracy offers an ethnographic portrayal of an attempt to make and implement evidence-based policy set in the Danish labour market system in 2009. It departs from the author’s ... More


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

Gavin Ure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

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 policy-making capabilities. Many new policies ... More


NGOs, civil society and policy analysis: from mutual disinterest to reciprocal investment

Laurie Boussaguet and Charlotte Halpern

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role played by NGOs and civil society organizations in the development of policy analysis in France. Little attention has been devoted in the literature to systematically ... More


Financial Autonomy

Gavin Ure

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows that de facto financial autonomy was being exercised in the years before it was formally granted and how this vindicated the legitimising role of the unofficial members of the ... More


Conclusions

Gavin Ure

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter summarises the findings of the book and re-examines them in the light of Daniel Carpenter’s theories on autonomy.


Introduction

Gavin Ure

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the aims and structure of the book, and sets it within the historiography on the subject and within the theoretical framework developed by Daniel Carpenter. The ... More


Governors, Cadets, Unofficials and the Colonial Office

Gavin Ure

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the actors in the story and their roles. It explains the functions of the Governor, his officials, the Secretaries of State and the Colonial Office officials. It also examines ... More


The Origins of Policy, 1917–30

Gavin Ure

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores issues that arose between 1918 and 1930. It examines the belated introduction of factory legislation and legislation concerning the registration and eventual abolition of the ... More


Britain's Influence over Hong Kong's Policy, 1929–41

Gavin Ure

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how the Hong Kong government’s lack of policy formulation capacity over such a fundamental issue as currency resulted in it relying on expertise elsewhere in the form of the ... More


Autonomy and the Threat to Sovereignty

Gavin Ure

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that autonomy increases when the exercise of sovereignty over the subordinate organisation is threatened. This is studied against the backdrop of Britain’s loss of Hong Kong to ... More


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