Despite the massive participation, the closeness on the field and the widespread aspiration for democratic reform of the political system, the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong can be described as a collective phenomenon characterized by a fragmented and heterogeneous composition. This movement includes many groups; both institutionalized and not institutionalized, with different points of view on the political future of the former British colony, ranging from support for greater autonomy from mainland China to complete independence of Hong Kong. Furthermore, the collective phenomenon is characterized by the lack of a clear centralized organization and of leaders recognized as such by the majority of the demonstrators. This working paper, therefore, aims to analyze, through some secondary sources available analysis, the historical evolution of the pro-democracy movement and a synchronic mapping of several components that fomented recent protests. An attempt will be made to identify significant analogies and differences in claims and discourses, thus formulating the first interpretative hypotheses through conceptual categories proposed by actionalist sociology.

An Overview of the Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement / Carchia, Ciro. - (2021).

An Overview of the Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement

Ciro Carchia
2021

Abstract

Despite the massive participation, the closeness on the field and the widespread aspiration for democratic reform of the political system, the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong can be described as a collective phenomenon characterized by a fragmented and heterogeneous composition. This movement includes many groups; both institutionalized and not institutionalized, with different points of view on the political future of the former British colony, ranging from support for greater autonomy from mainland China to complete independence of Hong Kong. Furthermore, the collective phenomenon is characterized by the lack of a clear centralized organization and of leaders recognized as such by the majority of the demonstrators. This working paper, therefore, aims to analyze, through some secondary sources available analysis, the historical evolution of the pro-democracy movement and a synchronic mapping of several components that fomented recent protests. An attempt will be made to identify significant analogies and differences in claims and discourses, thus formulating the first interpretative hypotheses through conceptual categories proposed by actionalist sociology.
2021
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