Is Hong Kong democratizing?

Dexter S. Boniface, Ilan Alon

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We argue that the transition to Chinese authority has not undermined democratic governance in Hong Kong and that voice and accountability have improved since the handover-We seek to explain this surprising result and conclude with a discussion of the implications of our findings for China, Taiwan, and cross-strait relations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-807
Number of pages22
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Democracy
  • Hong Kong
  • International linkages
  • Taiwan


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