Update on Readings - Newly Uploaded

I mentioned today an article by Prof. Robert D. Putnam of Harvard University - "Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games". It appeared in the journal International Organization, in 1988 (Vol. 42, No. 3, Summer 1988). In this article, Prof. Putnam describes his two-game model for understanding the dynamics between domestic politics and international relations. I used this to develop the "three-level game" model for Hong Kong. If you would like to read Prof. Putnam's article, I have posted it on the WebCT site, along with the ppt file for today's lecture (Lecture Seven).

For those of you who wish to read two articles with differing views on political development in Hong Kong, I would recommend the latest issue of the journal Global Asia, which features essays by Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the former chief secretary of Hong Kong, and Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, the founder and former chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB), a political party, to whom Emily Lau referred this morning. Tsang Yok-sing is also on the Executive and Legislative Councils. I have put Anson Chan's essay "Democracy in Hong Kong: What's Wrong With Now" and Tsang Yok-sing's article "Mature Enough For Democracy, And Sensible Too" on reserve at the Politics and Public Administration Department, Meng Wah Room 622. The Managing Editor of Global Asia, I should note, is David Plott, an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong.

I have also put on reserve at the PPA Department Emily Lau's book which she gave to me this morning.