Poverty in the Midst of Affluence-- How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity
 
作者: Leo F. Goodstadt 
出版社: 香港大學出版社Hong Kong University Press
分類: Poverty & unemployment ,
Political economy ,
Hong Kong  
書城編號: 932952

原價: HK$180.00
現售: HK$144 節省: HK$36

購買後立即進貨, 約需 7 天
 
因疫情關係,運輸時間或會有所延長,敬請體諒!

 
 
出版日期: 2014/12/01
頁數: 280
尺寸: 6x9 inches
ISBN: 9789888208227

 
商品簡介
 
‘Leo Goodstadt has identified the New Poor as those made vulnerable through diminishing access to essential services and opportunities. The culprits are misguided policies, and the callous and uncaring decisions of those in power. This compelling critique carries weight and demands a response.’ —Christine Fang, Former Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service ‘This is a critical reflection on Hong Kong’s path of social development and a most discerning analysis of the Third World mentality espoused by the government and the business community in the area of social welfare.’ —Lui Tai-lok, Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education ‘Welfare spending was like “pouring sand into the sea to reclaim land”, thought one Chief Executive. Governments restrained social spending based on that skewed view . . . This book is meticulously researched and painfully insightful. It is a masterly chronicle of Hong Kong’s social welfare policy.’ —Anna Wu, Non-Official Member of the Executive Council, HKSAR

Description:
Hong Kong is among the richest cities in the world. Yet over the past 15 years, living conditions for the average family have deteriorated despite a robust economy, ample budget surpluses, and record labour productivity. Successive governments have been reluctant to invest in services for the elderly, the disabled, the long-term sick, and the poor, while education has become more elitist. The political system has helped to entrench a mistaken consensus that social spending is a threat to financial stability and economic prosperity. In this trenchant attack on government mismanagement, Leo Goodstadt traces how officials have created a ‘new poverty’ in Hong Kong and argues that their misguided policies are both a legacy of the colonial era and a deliberate choice by modern governments, and not the result of economic crises. This provocative book will be essential reading for anyone wishing to understand why poverty returned to Hong Kong in this century. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated for this new, paperback edition.

Author:
Leo F. Goodstadt is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hong Kong and was Head of the Hong Kong government’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997.

 
你可能也會喜歡
 
赤地之戀【張愛玲百歲誕辰紀念版】

Leo F. Goodstadt 作者作品表

A CITY MISMANAGED HONG KONG'S STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL
A City Mismanaged (hardcover)
Poverty in the Midst of Affluence-- How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity
Poverty in the Midst of Affluence-- How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity (Hardback)
Reluctant Regulators (hardcover)
Profits, Politics and Panics (hardcover)
Uneasy Partners -- The Conflict Between PUBLIC INTEREST and PRIVATE PROFIT in Hong Kong
Uneasy Partners: The Conflict Between Public Interest and Private Profit in Hong Kong

* 以上資料僅供參考之用, 香港書城並不保證以上資料的準確性及完整性。
* 如送貨地址在香港以外, 當書籍/產品入口時, 顧客須自行繳付入口關稅和其他入口銷售稅項。

 

 

 

  我的賬戶 |  購物車 |  出版社 |  團購優惠
加入供應商 |  廣告刊登 |  公司簡介

香港書城 版權所有 私隱政策聲明

顯示模式: 電腦版 (改為: 手機版)