Simon N. M. Young is an associate professor and the director of the Centre of Comparative and Public Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. His earlier work on the Hong Kong legislature was published in Functional Constituencies: A Unique Feature of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (Hong Kong University Press 2006). He is currently working on a book on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal.
This book is a critical study of the system used to elect Hong Kong's most powerful political leader. Following a historical, empirical and legal examination of the system, the book provides constructive ideas on how the existing system can be developed into one based on universal suffrage and consistent with other constitutional principles and values.