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Books - Alternative and Social Economy in Hong Kong

Books - Alternative and Social Economy in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong society is at a crossroads of development, facing comprehensive challenges not only in the financial sector, trade and industry, but also in food safety and hygiene, pollution, housing, labor rights and poverty alleviation. This book will discuss Hong Kong's new direction beyond the market economy, and explore the possibility of Hong Kong's social economy development, in order to explore how a long-term sustainable economy can be achieved in a balance between economic growth and social development, how to build a society that upholds the principles of economic development, social equality and environmental protection. The book presents a number of successfully social enterprise cases that have developed community democracy, which are examples of social and economic models in practice. About the author: Pun Ngai is a professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research includes problems of Chinese labor, gender and cultural politics, globalization and cross-border studies. In addition to academic activities, Pun Ngai is also active in social movements. She is the chairman of the executive committee of "Women's Care", dedicated to protecting the labor and gender rights of migrant women workers. Her books include "The Chain Jump Behind Foxconn's Glory", "Chinese Women Workers - The Call of the Emerging Working Class", and "Light and Shadow in the Age of Aphasia". Pauline Chan is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research focuses on women and development, social groups, gender and social work. Former Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Women's Labour Association. Co-authored research reports such as "Rethinking Employment Risks and Coping Strategies for Women in Casual Workers" and "Housing Issues for Abused Women". Anita Koo is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research includes class inequality and class mobility, sociology of education, youth and family issues.

Editor: Pun Ngai, Pauline Chan, Anita Koo and Y.Y. Lo

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