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Is Hong Kong Democratizing, Dexter S. Boniface, Ilan Alon Jul 2010

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.