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Book Launch

Singapore and Switzerland: Secrets to Small State Success

The cases of Switzerland and Singapore 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.

Join editors Yvonne Guo and Jun Jie Woo, together with Dean Kishore Mahbubani, Ambassador Thomas Kupfer, Professor Tommy Koh, and selected scholars and policy-makers in this book launch. The speakers will 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.

Further information regarding the book may be found at this link: here

Seminar Room 2-1, Manasseh Meyer Building
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469E Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259774
Tue 2 August 2016
05:15 PM - 06:30 PM

Ms Yvonne Guo

Ms Yvonne Guo

PhD Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

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Dr Woo Jun Jie

Dr Woo Jun Jie

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Rajawali Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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Mr Bruno Wildermuth

Mr Bruno Wildermuth

Principal Consultant at Wildermuth Consulting and Owner, Wildermuth Consulting

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Prof. Pascal Wild

Prof. Pascal Wild

Assistant Professor, School of Management in Freiburg, Switzerland

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Prof Kishore Mahbubani

Prof Kishore Mahbubani

Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Copies of the book "Singapore and Switzerland - Secrets to Small State Success" are sold at the seminar room during the event.

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