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Author Ortmann, Stephan.

Title Politics and change in Singapore and Hong Kong : containing contention / Stephan Ortmann
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 228 pages)
Series Routledge contemporary Asia series ; 21
Routledge contemporary Asia series ; 21
Contents Introduction and methodology : containing contention in Hong Kong and Singapore -- Modernization and the political process model -- Depoliticization and the rise of social protest in Hong Kong during the 1970s -- Expanding political opportunities and limiting institutional structures in Singapore -- Ruling elite groups in Hong Kong during the 1970s : positive non-interventionism and the rise of contention -- Ruling elite groups in Singapore : strength through cohesion -- Oppositional groups in Hong Kong : the right to protest -- Oppositional groups in Singapore : contention denied -- Comparing ruling elite strategies in Hong Kong and Singapore : implications for the future
Summary Explains the changing pattern of contentious politics in the democratization process of the two city-states Singapore and Hong Kong. This book explores the causal connections between popular contention and democratization by applying a multi-disciplinary approach, using theoretical insights from the political sciences, sociology and psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Opposition (Political science) -- China -- Hong Kong.
Opposition (Political science) -- Singapore.
Protest movements -- China -- Hong Kong.
Protest movements -- Singapore.
Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government.
Singapore -- Politics and government -- 1965-1990.
Singapore -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203867696 (electronic bk.)
0415552915 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780203867693 (electronic bk.)
9780415552912 (hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)