Polite Politics: A Sociological Analysis of an Urban Protest in Hong Kong

1st Edition

Denny Ho Kwok-leung

Published December 21, 2017
Reference - 388 Pages
ISBN 9781138740235 - CAT# Y327527
Series: Routledge Revivals


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This title was first published in 2000:  This book contributes to social movement theory and to an understanding of Hong Kong politics through analysis of an urban housing protest movement. The theoretical approach adopted is a multi-level one, and seeks to show the influence of the political context, the resources available to the groups concerned, the actors’ interpretations of their situation and their strategy preferences. This approach fills a gap in social movement theory because most theoretical frameworks focus on a single level of analysis. The book also aims to help researchers in the field to re-examine the current development of social movement theories and to learn the specific trajectory of urban social movements in Hong Kong.

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