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Article: Emigration and stability in Hong Kong

TitleEmigration and stability in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1992
Citation
Asian Survey, 1992, v. 32 n. 10, p. 918-933 How to Cite?
AbstractThis large-scale emigration of the elites has caused alarm in Hong Kong. There are fears that such an outflow will undermine social stability for three main reasons. First, it is said that the brain drain will lead to a depletion of the "functional core' of the economy. Second, it is felt that the widespread desire to leave will engender a doomsday syndrome and result in a state of anomie. Third, it is alleged that desertion by the elites will create a crisis of legitimacy and an erosion of the moral basis of authority. Such worries are widely held and deserve careful analysis. By scrutinizing each of them in turn, I shall argue that some of these concerns have been exaggerated and others have missed the crux of the matter. However, before we examine separately the issues of drain drain, anomie, and crisis of legitimacy, it would be instructive to review the nature and consequences of previous waves of emigration. -Author
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176312
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dc.contributor.authorWong SiuLunen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T09:09:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-26T09:09:07Z-
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Survey, 1992, v. 32 n. 10, p. 918-933en_US
dc.identifier.issn0004-4687en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176312-
dc.description.abstractThis large-scale emigration of the elites has caused alarm in Hong Kong. There are fears that such an outflow will undermine social stability for three main reasons. First, it is said that the brain drain will lead to a depletion of the "functional core' of the economy. Second, it is felt that the widespread desire to leave will engender a doomsday syndrome and result in a state of anomie. Third, it is alleged that desertion by the elites will create a crisis of legitimacy and an erosion of the moral basis of authority. Such worries are widely held and deserve careful analysis. By scrutinizing each of them in turn, I shall argue that some of these concerns have been exaggerated and others have missed the crux of the matter. However, before we examine separately the issues of drain drain, anomie, and crisis of legitimacy, it would be instructive to review the nature and consequences of previous waves of emigration. -Authoren_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Surveyen_US
dc.titleEmigration and stability in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong SiuLun: slwong@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.2307/2645049-
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dc.identifier.volume32en_US
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dc.identifier.spage918en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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