Governance Crisis and Social Mobilization of the Christian Churches in Hong Kong

Shun-hing Chan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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One of the areas in the study of democratization is the relationship between Christianity and democracy. In sociological literature, researchers have argued that the Christian churches are a constructive force facilitating democratization. Many of these researchers have focused on the Protestant churches in the USA. In the early 1980s, researchers studied how the Christian churches helped the development of the civil rights movement,1 and more recent studies have examined how the Christian churches, as faith-based organizations, provide resources for organizing social movements and developing democratization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitics and Government in Hong Kong
Subtitle of host publicationCrisis under Chinese sovereignty
EditorsMing Sing
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)0203888979, 9780203888971
ISBN (Print)9780415469401, 9780415543033
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2008

Publication series

NameRoutledge Contemporary China Series

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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