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The rise of localist movements in Hong Kong and their impact on political processes
Asian and African Studies
This paper explores the influence of localist movements on the political processes in Hong Kong. The relevance of this work lies in the fact that localist movements and parties are now an integral part of the Hong Kong political system, the study of these movements is necessary to understand it. During the research, the causes and consequences of the formation of localist movements and parties in Hong Kong during colonial and post-colonial periods were studied. Based on the material studied, the main reasons for the rise of the localist movements in Hong Kong were identified: the uniqueness of the region, the demand for autonomy, nativism and dissatisfaction with the existing political forces. Simultaneously, the significant influence on the political sphere of HKSAR was revealed: on the manner of participation of the population in politics, on legislation, on other parties, political elites.