Singapore and Switzerland

Edited by Yvonne Guo and Jun Jie Woo, with forewords from Ambassadors Thomas Kupfer and Tommy Koh, Singapore and Switzerland: Secrets to Small State Success features contributions from distinguished scholars and policymakers who explore the ...

Author: Yvonne Guo

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814651419

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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The cases of Singapore and Switzerland present a fascinating puzzle: how have two small states achieved similar levels of success through divergent pathways? Are both approaches equally sustainable, and what lessons do they hold for each other? While Singapore is the archetypal developmental state, whose success can be attributed to strong political leadership and long-term planning, Switzerland's success is a more organic process, due to the propitious convergence of strong industries and a resilient citizenry. Yet throughout the course of their development, both countries have had to deal with the dual challenges of culturally heterogeneous populations and challenging regional contexts. Edited by Yvonne Guo and Jun Jie Woo, with forewords from Ambassadors Thomas Kupfer and Tommy Koh, Singapore and Switzerland: Secrets to Small State Success features contributions from distinguished scholars and policymakers who explore the dynamics of two small states which have topped international rankings in a dazzling array of policy areas, from economic competitiveness to education to governance, but whose pathways to success could not be more different. Contents:Foreword by Ambassador Thomas KupferForeword by Ambassador Tommy KohPrefaceIntroduction and Background: The Trajectories of History, Politics and EconomicsPublic Administration in Singapore and Switzerland (Yvonne Guo and Andreas Ladner)Neutrality, Balancing or Engagement? Comparing the Singaporean and Swiss Approaches in Small-State Diplomacy (Yvonne Guo and J J Woo)Trade Policy: The Status Quo and The Quo Vadis of Trade Liberalisation (Michael Anliker)Small States as Banking Powerhouses: Financial Sector Policy in Singapore and Switzerland (Yvonne Guo and J J Woo)Land Transport Policy: Urban Infrastructure in Singapore and Switzerland (Bruno Wildermuth)SMEs: Challenges, Potential for Mutual Learning and Implications for Policymakers (Manuel Baeuml)Recent Trends in First-Class World Competitiveness: Singapore and Switzerland in Global Entrepreneurship Rankings (Philippe Régnier and Pascal Wild)Singapore and Switzerland: Success Stories in Education (Suzanne Hraba-Renevey and Yvonne Guo)United in Diversity? Managing Multiculturalism in Singapore and Switzerland (Yvonne Guo)Migration Policies: Lessons from the Singaporean and Swiss Experiences (Hui Weng Tat and Cindy Helfer)Power Resources and Income Inequality in Singapore and Switzerland (Mehmet Kerem Çoban)ConclusionAbout the AuthorsIndexReviews of the Book Readership: Policymakers; undergraduates and postgraduates in political science, economics, and international affairs.


The Swiss in Singapore

Discover the stories of Swiss-made sarongs, of Swiss globetrotters in Singapore and of the evolution of the longstanding Swiss Club from its early days as the Swiss Rifle Shooting Club.

Author: Dr Andreas Zangger

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9814385689

Category: History

Page: 240

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Since the founding of colonial Singapore, the Swiss have been active on the island, whether as traders, naturalists, or tourists fascinated by the exoticism of the East. Discover the stories of Swiss-made sarongs, of Swiss globetrotters in Singapore and of the evolution of the longstanding Swiss Club from its early days as the Swiss Rifle Shooting Club. Historian Andreas Zangger also provides the background to the close economic and diplomatic relationship between the two countries today. This fascinating history is accompanied by an assortment of contemporary and archival images, photographs and documents. The Swiss in Singapore is the perfect guide to the past, present and potential of the small but important Swiss community in the country that is often described as the 'Switzerland of the East'.



Singapore and Switzerland

"The cases of Singapore and Switzerland present a fascinating puzzle: how have two small states achieved similar levels of success through divergent pathways?

Author: Yvonne Guo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789814651400

Category: Singapore

Page: 303

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Financial Markets in Turmoil

Agenda: 1)The aftermath of the financial markets turmoil; 2) Ingredients for success: Similarities and differences between Singapore and Switzerland; 3)Financial market strategies of Switzerland and Singapore; 4)SIX Swiss Exchange and ...

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Category: Competition, International

Page: 28

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Agenda: 1)The aftermath of the financial markets turmoil; 2) Ingredients for success: Similarities and differences between Singapore and Switzerland; 3)Financial market strategies of Switzerland and Singapore; 4)SIX Swiss Exchange and Singapore Stock Exchange; 5)What it takes for Singapore and Switzerland to be among the future winners.

2002 Perspectives on Singapore

Source: WSO (2001a) This paper examines the reasons for and against Singapore's attraction ... Japan Italy Spain Netherlands Hong Kong, China Belgium-Luxembourg China Korea Singapore Switzerland Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 15 16.

Author: Li Lin Chang

Publisher: Eastern University Press

ISBN: 9789812101952

Category: History

Page: 176

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The book presents the proceedings of the annual Perspectives Conference. the 2002 event covered issues on Singapore like its politics, its international role, its economy and trade policy, and discusses the effects of globalisation and about nurturing creative thinking.