9. Reforming Health: Contrasting Trajectories of Neoliberal Restructuring in the City-States

  1. Bae-Gyoon Park4,
  2. Richard Child Hill5 and
  3. Asato Saito PhD6
  1. Stephen W. K. Chiu1,
  2. K. C. Ho2 and
  3. Tai-Lok Lui3

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346657.ch9

Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States

Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States

How to Cite

Chiu, S. W. K., Ho, K. C. and Lui, T.-L. (2011) Reforming Health: Contrasting Trajectories of Neoliberal Restructuring in the City-States, in Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States (eds B.-G. Park, R. C. Hill and A. Saito), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346657.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 4

    College of Education at Seoul National University, Korea

  2. 5

    Michigan State University, USA

  3. 6

    University of Singapore, Singapore

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  2. 2

    The National University of Singapore

  3. 3

    The University of Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192804

Online ISBN: 9781444346657

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Keywords:

  • neoliberal restructuring in city-states, contrasting trajectories;
  • reforming health;
  • institutional context, progress of neoliberal policy reforms;
  • city of Hong Kong, city-state of Singapore, crossroads of economic change;
  • Singapore and financing health care, Hong Kong's tax-funded system;
  • Singapore neoliberal provisions and Hong Kong, the laissez-faire;
  • Hong Kong and Singapore, “socialize” subsidizing health care;
  • welfare reform, neoliberal agenda in health care;
  • 3Ms system and direct charges, hospitals recovering cost of health care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Globalization and Neoliberal Reforms

  • From Public to Private Responsibility in Singapore's Health System

  • State-Led Development of Health Service in Hong Kong

  • Contrasting Fates of the Neoliberal Project in Hong Kong and Singapore

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References