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Title China's 'Singapore model' and authoritarian learning / edited by Stephan Ortmann, Mark R. Thompson.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Routledge/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asia series
Routledge/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asian studies.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Stephan Ortmann is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Environmental Governance in Vietnam: Institutional Reforms and Failures (2017) and Politics and Change in Singapore and Hong Kong (Routledge, 2010). Mark R. Thompson is Head and Professor of Politics in the Department of Asian and International Studies as well as Director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at the City University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Authoritarian Modernism in East Asia (2019) and co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines (2018).
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Subject Political planning -- China.
China -- Relations -- Singapore.
Singapore -- Relations -- China.
China -- Politics and government -- 1976-2002.
China -- Politics and government -- 2002-
Singapore -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Since 1976
Contents Introduction : China's Singapore Model and Authoritarian Learning / Stephan Ortmann and Mark R. Thompson -- The Origins of the Singapore Fever in China : 1978-1992 / Yang Kai and Stephan Ortmann -- Misunderstanding Singapore : China's Challenges in Learning from the City-State / Mark R. Thompson and Stephan Ortmann -- The Singapore School -- Technocracy or less / Michael D. Barr -- Branding China : How Beijing Seeks to Improve its National image by learning from Singapore / Benjamin Tze Ern Ho -- Singapore's Role in China's Reform Process : Sharing of Experiences under the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation Framework / Lye Liang Fook -- Cadre Training and Government-to-Government Collaborations : Governance Knowledge Transfer from Singapore to China / Wang, Ting-Yan -- Singapore's Social Welfare System and Its Influence on China / Wei Wei -- Learning Local Lessons from Singapore in post-1978 China / Cao Yunhua -- The Singapore Fever in China : Policy Mobility and Mutation / Kean Fan Lim and Niv Horesh.
Summary "This book explores to what extent China has drawn lessons from Singapore, both in terms of its ruling ideology and through the policy-specific learning process. In so doing, it provides insights into the opportunities but also the challenges of this long-term learning process, focusing attention to how non-democratic regimes deal with modernization. The stellar line-up of international contributors, from China, Singapore, Europe, and the U.S., offer a variety of perspectives on Singapore as a model of 'authoritarian modernism' for China. The book discusses how the small Southeast Asian city-state became a major reference point for China, how mainland observers often misunderstood the nature of Singapore's governance and instrumentalized it to bolster the CCP's legitimacy, and why the Singapore model appears to be in decline under Xi Jinping. Chapters also analyzes policy-specific learning processes, including bilateral mechanisms of policy exchange, the Chinese "mayor's class" in Singapore, joint industrial projects and lessons in social welfare provision. The book will be of interest to academics working on Chinese politics, development in China, State, society and economy in the Asia-Pacific, International relations in the Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asian politics"-
Other Author Ortmann, Stephan, editor.
Thompson, Mark R., 1960- editor.
Other Title Print version: 9781138388390 1138388394