2006 Research Report
Functional Constituencies: A Unique Feature of the Hong Kong Legislative Council
By Christine Loh, Civic Exchange
31 December 2006
This book provides detailed information on: the relevant law of functional constituencies, their place in the Basic Law and with respect to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, their history, a full list of functional constituencies and their size and make-up of their electorates including how certain major companies may control large numbers of votes.
Another chapter reports on a pioneering study which polled individual functional constituency voters to build up the first comprehensive picture of such electors. Then the impacts of the functional constituency members on social policy-making and on economic policy are examined, and deleterious effects on economic efficiency of its entrenchment of vested interests argued. An enclosed CD provides a rich resource of additional data on the functional constituencies.
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