Housing Policy in Hong Kong
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The paper explains that Hong Kong represents an ideal social laboratory within which the complexities of housing policy implementation in a development context can be closely examined. The paper examines housing policy in Hong Kong from the 1940s to the 1960s, as these decades were characterized by a radical transformation in the role of the state in the colony's housing markets, moving from a laissez-faire model to a highly interventionist approach. The paper argues that while the increasingly interventionist housing policies of Hong Kong's colonial government over this period were flawed in many respects, the policies serve as example of how housing policy can serve to successfully support economic growth and industrialization in developing world contexts.
From the Paper:"The topic of housing policy in colonial Hong Kong has been the focus of considerable study by scholars from around the world. This is due, in large part, to the fact that Hong Kong represents an ideal social laboratory within which the complexities of housing policy implementation in a development context can be closely examined. Its narrow geographic area, well-understood variables, together with the existence of accurate and generally accurate state documentation, has allowed scholars to..."
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Housing Policy in Hong Kong (2007, December 01) Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/housing-policy-in-hong-kong-134450/
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