Punctuated by a string of "surprising events" and even alarming incidents in the crucial "sunset era" of Donald Tsang, the second Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, how shall we rate Tsang's performance during this 7-year term?
This weighty monograph offers an authoritative academic critique of the HKSAR Government’s performance in various policy areas and state–society interactive topical dimensions under the Tsang years from 2005 to 2012. By inviting contributions from a number of scholars specialising in different research disciplines, the volume in 18 chapters covers a lot of key issues and public policy areas that constitute a very rich combination of analytical narratives from multi-disciplinary perspectives.
The massive coverage of this book, while exemplifying the criticality of Tsang's era when handling challenges of these aspects, will provide readers with a thorough assessment of the government during the Tsang years in a broader comparative context and on a contemporary historical scale. This scholarly title will best be appreciated by academic, research specialists in fields of government, policy studies and public administration; politicians, researchers or analysts from political parties, think tanks and pressure groups; social sciences students from both upper undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as high school students; and general readers who are interested in Hong Kong politics and policy making.