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Singapore and Switzerland : secrets to small state success

Author: Yvonne Guo; J J Woo
Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The cases of Switzerland and Singapore present a fascinating puzzle: how have two small states achieved similar levels of success through divergent pathways?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015031765
(OCoLC)900795574
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yvonne Guo; J J Woo
ISBN: 9789814651400 9814651400
OCLC Number: 955546978
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword by Ambassador Thomas Kupfer; Foreword by Ambassador Tommy Koh; Preface; Introduction and Background: The Trajectories of History, Politics and Economics; History of Singapore; History of Switzerland; Politics; Singapore: Political institutions and innovations; Switzerland: Executive, legislative and judicial bodies; Switzerland: Political innovations; Economics; Singapore: Economic development and strategies; Switzerland: Economic development and strategies; Plan of the Book; References; Chapter 1: Public Administration in Singapore and Switzerland. Introduction: Comparing Countries and Administrative SystemsRole of the administration in society; Different state and administrative traditions; Singapore and Switzerland: Similar in Output Legitimacy, Different in Input Legitimacy; How to Bring the People in: Direct Democracy vs. Public Consultation; Direct democracy: Institutionalised public decision making in Switzerland; Ad-hoc public consultation in Singapore: A history of consultative exercises; Discussion; References. Chapter 2: Neutrality, Balancing or Engagement? Comparing the Singaporean and Swiss Approaches in Small-State DiplomacyIntroduction; Review of the Literature; Neutrality; Balancing; Realist and Constructivist Approaches in Small-State Diplomacy; (a) Realist Perspectives: Traditions of Balancing and Neutrality; Singapore: Balancing; Switzerland: Neutrality; (b) Constructivist Perspectives: The Rise of Engagement; Singapore: Overt engagement; Switzerland: Discreet engagement; Conclusion: Rhetoric and Practice in Small-State Diplomacy; References. Chapter 3: Trade Policy: The Status Quo and The Quo Vadis of Trade LiberalisationIntroduction; Singapore; Switzerland; Future Impact of TTIP and TPP; A Critical View of Increasing Trade Deals; The Practical Implementation of FTAs; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Small States as Banking Powerhouses: Financial Sector Policy in Singapore and Switzerland; Introduction; Case of Singapore; Development as a financial centre; Recent challenges faced by Singapore as a financial centre; Case of Switzerland; Development of the Swiss financial centre. Recent challenges faced by the Swiss financial centreDiscussion; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Land Transport Policy: Urban Infrastructure in Singapore and Switzerland; Introduction; Private Transport; Rail Public Transport; Public Bus Services; Road Transport and Policies of Road Usage; Parking Policies; Bicycling; Pedestrians; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: SMEs: Challenges, Potential for Mutual Learning and Implications for Policymakers; Introduction; Role of SMEs in Singaporean and Swiss Economies; Similarities in Singaporean and Swiss Business Environments.
Responsibility: Yvonne Guo, J.J. Woo.

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