State or Civil Society – What Matters in Fighting COVID-19? A Comparative Analysis of Hong Kong and Singapore
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, Forthcoming
29 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2021
Date Written: September 14, 2021
This article investigates the nuanced and disaggregated role of state and civil society in the fight against COVID-19 in Hong Kong and Singapore through a comparative policy study . Hong Kong and Singapore provide two contrasting cases of state-society interaction under the framework of Political Nexus Triads (PNT). Hong Kong is combating COVID-19 with more dependence on its civil society and bureaucrats while Singapore relies more on a politician-led state approach. They represent the diversity of state-society relations and multiple configurational causality in COVID-19 responses and question the efficacy of any single and contextless model.
Note: Funding: None to declare
Declaration of Interests: None to declare.
Keywords: COVID-19, Comparative Policy Analysis, Policy Capacity, Political Nexus Triads, State-Society Relations, Multiple Configurational Causality, Hong Kong, Singapore
JEL Classification: Z18, H40
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