Informality within government agencies tasked with controlling informal economic practices

Alan Smart

Abstract


The trend to dualism in the study of in/formality means that we usually neglect informality within government, usually seen as the locus of formality, but in practice usually relying on informal practices to get things done. This commentary uses archival documents on colonial Hong Kong to challenge this duality.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7340/anuac2239-625X-3075

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-22016

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