Ka-Ming CHAN is a PhD candidate at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. During his graduate study, he was a visiting researcher at the Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB). His main research interest lies at the intersection of autocratisation, radical politics, information updating during elections, and voting behaviour.
The case of Hong Kong illustrates a problem not discussed in the literature on democratization. Is it possible to create and have a functioning democratic political subsystem within a nondemocratic state? Can a democratic political subsystem exist within the overall framework of a totalitarian or post-totalitarian state? Politically, probably not—because of the example that it […]