Environmental Governance in Vietnam

Institutional Reforms and Failures

Author: Stephan Ortmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331949760X

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

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This book deals with institutional reforms in response to a mounting environmental crisis in Vietnam. The author introduces the reader to the most important environmental problems that Vietnam is currently facing and shows how the emphasis on economic growth has come at the expense of the natural environment. Following an assessment of the still deteriorating environmental situation, the book develops a theoretical framework of institutional change within the political system seeking to overcome the traditionally static understanding of institutions. The empirical analysis devotes attention to the main aspects on Vietnam’s environmental governance including the government, society, businesses and international organizations. The book is based on four years of empirical research including interviews with government officials and representatives of international and national non-governmental organizations, observations of meetings, official documents, and numerous Vietnamese newspaper reports. This book is directed both at academics, students, as well as development practitioners and activists. It seeks to engage those working in the fields of environmental politics, governance, and institutional change in one-party states.

The Limits of Authoritarian Governance in Singapore's Developmental State

Author: Lily Zubaidah Rahim,Michael D. Barr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811315566

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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This book delves into the limitations of Singapore’s authoritarian governance model. In doing so, the relevance of the Singapore governance model for other industrialising economies is systematically examined. Research in this book examines the challenges for an integrated governance model that has proven durable over four to five decades. The editors argue that established socio-political and economic formulae are now facing unprecedented challenges. Structural pressures associated with Singapore’s particular locus within globalised capitalism have fostered heightened social and material inequalities, compounded by the ruling party’s ideological resistance to substantive redistribution. As ‘growth with equity’ becomes more elusive, the rationale for power by a ruling party dominated by technocratic elite and state institutions crafted and controlled by the ruling party and its bureaucratic allies is open to more critical scrutiny.

Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia

Author: Amrita G. Daniere,Matthias Garschagen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319989685

Category: City planning

Page: 234

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This volume explores how climate change impacts interact with poverty and vulnerability to increase the risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia. It combines knowledge from both academic literature and action research to explore the creation of climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable. The book contains contributions from researchers in different cities in Southeast Asia involved with the major research project Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asian Cities (UCRSEA). The authors respond to three urgent questions: How does climate change interact with poverty and vulnerability to create risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia? What does knowledge, from both academic literature and action research, tell us about creating climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable? How can we strengthen the agency of individuals, groups and institutions to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change? The book hopes to answer to current challenges posed by climate change. In the volume, the authors discuss how the agency of individuals, groups and institutions can be strengthened to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change.

China's ‘Singapore Model’ and Authoritarian Learning

Author: Stephan Ortmann,Mark R. Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429758340

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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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 US, 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. The chapters also analyze policy-specific learning processes, including bilateral mechanisms of policy exchange, the Chinese "mayor’s class" in Singapore, and 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.

Asian Yearbook of International Law

Volume 23 (2017)

Author: Seokwoo Lee,Hee Eun Lee

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004415823

Category: Law

Page: 343

View: 7404


The Yearbook aims to promote research, studies and writings in the field of international law in Asia, as well as to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues.

Globalization and Environmental Reform

The Ecological Modernization of the Global Economy

Author: Arthur P. J. Mol

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2655


A balanced look at globalization and its potential environmental effects, both destructive and beneficial.

Southeast Asia Subregional Report for the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

View: 5781


"The final report of the Southeast Asia Subregional Preparatory Meeting for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in October 2001, is presented in this overview of the summit. Discussed are the main achievements, lessons learned, key institutional and policy issues, and major constraints in Agenda 21's implementation. Also presented are new challenges and opportunities, the summit's action-oriented decisions, and subregional policy platforms and mechanisms for implementation. Additionally, an overview of the preparatory process for WSSD at subregional, regional, and global levels is provided, including activities that have been and are being undertaken at each preparatory process at various levels."