Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to China's Special Administrative Region

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Lexington Books, Sep 16, 2011 - Political Science - 260 pages
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For more than four decades, free market economists and right-wing politicians have touted Hong Kong as a model of capitalism and a market economy success story. Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to Special Administrative Region of China, by Chak Kwan Chan, argues that Hong Kong's capitalism is not the result of democratic choice but the consequence of an administrative-led polity that has had suppressed democracy, limited trade unions' activities, and manipulated traditional Chinese welfare ideologies to maintain a small government. Social Security Policy in Hong Kong is the first book that systematically analyzes the dynamic relationships between Hong Kong's polity, Chinese welfare ideologies, and social security provisions from British colonial rule to China's special administrative region.
 

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Contents

1 Hong Kong Social Policy Chinese Welfare Ideologies
1
2 Cooptive Politics Welfare Constraints
11
3 Legitimacy Chinese Welfare Ideologies
25
4 Traditional Chinese Welfare Ideologies
37
5 Social Security Chinese Welfare Ideologies Before 1945
61
6 Social Security Chinese Welfare Ideologies 19451967
83
7 Social Security Chinese Welfare Ideologies 19681997
111
8 Postcolonial Polity Welfare Approach
137
9 Postcolonial Social Security Chinese Welfare Ideologies
153
10 Chinese Welfare Ideologies Hong Kongs Capitalism
171
Bibliography
183
Index
209
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Chak Kwan Chan is reader in social policy at Nottingham Trent University.