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Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Leo F. Goodstadt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong is among the richest cities in the world. Yet over the past 15 years, living conditions for the average family have deteriorated despite a robust economy, ample budget surpluses and record ... More


The Undeserving Poor

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) is widely mistrusted by the community as a whole. Most of the opposition to social security is based on myths - that CSSA encourages workers to give up ... More


Afghanistan: From Intervention to Transition, 2003–2011

Michael F. Harsch

in The Power of Dependence: NATO-UN Cooperation in Crisis Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722311
eISBN:
9780191789137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722311.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the stark variation in cooperation between NATO and the UN in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2011. In an initial phase from 2003 to 2008, the NATO-led International Security ... More


NATO and the Primacy of National Decisions in Multilateral Interventions

David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman

in NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159386
eISBN:
9781400848676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159386.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes NATO: how the organization works, how its origins give its members latitude to influence their contingents, and how the commanders of its multilateral efforts cope with the ... More


“We cannot rule out that torture is going on”: Accountability Regarding the Rights of Detainees in Afghanistan

Gisela Hirschmann

in Accountability in Global Governance: Pluralist Accountability in Global Governance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861249
eISBN:
9780191893322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861249.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the conditions for pluralist accountability in response to the violation of the rights of detainees in Afghanistan that were captured by NATO’s International Security Assistance ... More


Promoting Security

Jonathan S. Addleton

in Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139941
eISBN:
9789888180868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores interaction between the United States and Mongolia on security issues, including support for Mongolia's increasing presence on UN and other peacekeeping missions around the ... More


Social Reforms: Too Little, Too Late

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Efforts to increase social expenditure by professionals in the health and welfare sectors were beleaguered by the financial and bureaucratic barriers erected by the colonial administration. The more ... More


The Business of Government: Less Politics, No Welfare

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

When a political system is as dominated by business interests as it is in Hong Kong and where social expenditure is not permitted to hinder the pursuit of profits, the credibility of both the policy ... More


Debating Military Interventions: Party-Specific Arguments and Justifications

Wolfgang Wagner

in The Democratic Politics of Military Interventions: Political Parties, Contestation, and Decisions to Use Force Abroad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198846796
eISBN:
9780191881794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846796.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Parliamentary debates on the military missions in Afghanistan and against Daesh in Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom are analysed to demonstrate that political parties systematically differ in ... More


Social Reforms: The New Poverty

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter reviews a catalogue of policy decisions which aggravated rather than relieved the physical and mental distress of those least able to care for themselves. In both the health and the ... More


An Absence of Advocates: How the ‘Welfare’ Lobby Lost Its Voice

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter shows how the community came to give overriding priority to the preservation of Hong Kong’s unique combination of personal freedom, social stability and open and honest government, In ... More


Act II: British Counterinsurgency in Helmand

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the British counterinsurgency operations in Helmand, Afghanistan, between the years 2006 and 2012. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), with the British ... More


Crisis Economics: Private Profits, Public Pain

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong’s economic problems since 2000 are the official excuse for cuts in social spending. But the problems themselves are the outcome of deliberate choices made by Chief Executives and Financial ... More


Housing: Unending Crisis

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Housing is the single biggest factor in determining a family’s quality of life and is for most people their single biggest investment. Hong Kong housing standards have long been disgraceful. The SAR ... More


The wars in Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003), and Georgia (2008): a mixed set of perceptions

James W. Peterson

in Russian-American Relations in the Post-Cold War World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105783
eISBN:
9781526128553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105783.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presidents Putin/Medvedev and Georgia W. Bush both adopted basically unilateralist approaches towards the three wars. There was commonality in all three wars, for each took place within ethnically ... More


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