Community development has been undergoing changes in its practices in response to the neoliberal changes occurring in various welfare contexts (Brenner and Theodore, 2005; Alcock and Craig, 2010; DeFilippis, Fisher and Shragge, 2010). In responding to the heterogeneous characteristics of neoliberalism, researchers have called for empirical studies to unravel the different features of this concept (Leitner et al., 2007; Midgley, 2007; Geddes, 2010), particularly in relation to urban politics (Baines, 2010; Brenner, Peck and Theodore, 2010). This article reports on the findings of a study that documents the changes in community development practices and economic initiatives that have occurred in the Asian productivist welfare regime of Hong Kong (HK). The article also examines the influence of various factors related to the...

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