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Author Tam, Waikeung.

Title Legal mobilization under authoritarianism : the case of post-colonial Hong Kong / Waikeung Tam
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Contents Introduction : explaining the rise of legal mobilization in post-colonial Hong Kong -- The growth of legal mobilization in post-colonial Hong Kong -- Critical antecedent-legal complex -- The opening of new legal opportunities -- The reversal of political opportunities -- The political origins of cause lawyering in Hong Kong -- Cause lawyers as transformative agents -- Rights advocacy groups as transformative agents -- The impacts of the judicialization of politics -- Conclusion : theoretical and comparative contributions
Summary Using post-colonial Hong Kong as a case study, this book examines why and how legal mobilization arises in authoritarian regimes
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Chicago, 2009)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human rights -- China -- Hong Kong.
Law reform -- China -- Hong Kong.
Law -- Political aspects -- China -- Hong Kong.
Political questions and judicial power -- China -- Hong Kong.
Public interest law -- China -- Hong Kong.
Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012025552
ISBN 1139424394 (electronic bk.)
9781139424394 (electronic bk.)
1139626051 (electronic bk.)
9781139613033 (e-book)
9781139626057 (electronic bk.)