Political Accountability in Hong Kong: Myth or Reality?
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2009
© 2009 The Author Journal compilation © 2009 National Council of the Institute of Public Administration Australia
Australian Journal of Public Administration
Special Issue: Special Issue: Accountability and Public Governance in Asia
Volume 68, Issue Supplement s1, pages S73–S83, March 2009
How to Cite
Lam, J. T.M. (2009), Political Accountability in Hong Kong: Myth or Reality?. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 68: S73–S83. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2009.00623.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2009
- Article first published online: 5 MAR 2009
- political accountability;
- Hong Kong;
- ministerial accountability
This article assesses the practice of political accountability in Hong Kong: whether it has largely been realised in practice, or whether it is merely a political slogan for the government to justify its executive-led governance. The analysis begins with a review of the theoretical concepts of political accountability and ministerial accountability, and then establishes an operational framework to analyse the current practice of political accountability in Hong Kong's political system. It concludes by addressing the degree of political accountability overall.