From Nowhere to Nowhere examines Hong Kong's failure to make significant constitutional progress during the past decade. It tells the story of how Beijing and the HKSAR Government stalled constitutional reform and seized control of the community's discussion on political development. Using the idea of regime legitimacy as a conceptual tool, the authors explore the origins of the HKSAR's peculiar constitutional structure and analyse its impact on governance, conflict resolution, and the development of political leadership.
From Nowhere to Nowhere is part of a series of publications that reviews various aspects of post-handover Hong Kong. The other three sister publications are: Reflections of Leadership: Tung Chee Hwa and Donald Tsang, 1997-2007; Still Holding our Breath: A Review of Air Quality Policy in Hong Kong 1997-2007; and Idling Engine: Hong Kong's Environmental Policy in a Ten Year Stall 1997-2007.