The purpose of this paper is to examine the interplay between police legitimacy and protest policing with reference to the case of Hong Kong.
This study will review the concepts of police legitimacy and protest policing and examine the evolving policing practices in Hong Kong since 2010.
The study argues that the increasing polarisation of society could render policing protest a potential source of problem for sustaining police legitimacy.
This is a pioneering study that looks at the interplay between police legitimacy and protest policing.
Lai Hang Hui, D. and Chi Yan Au, R. (2014), "Police legitimacy and protest policing: a case study of Hong Kong", Asian Education and Development Studies, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 223-234. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-07-2014-0030
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