Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the interplay between police legitimacy and protest policing with reference to the case of Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach – This study will review the concepts of police legitimacy and protest policing and examine the evolving policing practices in Hong Kong since 2010. Findings – The study argues that the increasing polarisation of society could render policing protest a potential source of problem for sustaining police legitimacy. Originality/value – This is a pioneering study that looks at the interplay between police legitimacy and protest policing.
Asian Education and Development Studies – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 30, 2014