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Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macao
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The small city of Macao — formerly a Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Region of China — liberalised its gaming industry in 2002. Since then a score of new casinos have been built and millions of gamblers have flooded in from mainland China. Per capita income has more than doubled in five years and the gaming operators have outstripped their Las Vegas counterparts in revenue and profits. But rapid economic growth has also brought social and political problems. In this structured survey of modern Macao, 15 experts examine the effects of massive foreign investment, the problems of governance, and increasing public policy challenges in a time of rapid change and potential social instability. They also discuss the efficacy or otherwise of measures to address economic hardship, social dislocation and political change over the past decade. Gaming, Governance and Public Policy in Macau will be of interest to anyone concerned with the gaming industry and its uses in strategies for economic growth. For those who want to know more about Macao than its gaming tables and neon lights, the book will provide a range of interpretations of the way in which the city is developing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures, Plates and Tables
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Abbreviations and Acronyms
  2. p. xv
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  1. A Note on the Place Name and the Currency
  2. p. xvii
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. 1. Social Stability and Economic Growth
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Part I: The Gaming Industry and Its Critics
  2. p. 17
  1. 2. The Development of the Gaming Industry and Its Impact on Land Use
  2. pp. 19-35
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  1. Image Plates 2.1-2.3
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  1. 3. The Impact of Gaming Liberalisation on Public Opinion and Political Culture
  2. pp. 37-54
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  1. Part II: Governance
  2. p. 55
  1. 4. Executive-Legislative Relationships and the Development of Public Policy
  2. pp. 57-74
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  1. 5. Challenges and Threats to Traditional Associations
  2. pp. 75-88
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  1. 6. Civil Service Reform: Building Basic Administrative Capacity
  2. pp. 89-106
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  1. 7. Improving Productivity through Efficiency Wages: The Case of the Civil Service
  2. pp. 107-125
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  1. Part III: Public Policy
  2. p. 127
  1. 8. Labour Policy: Resolving the Mismatch between Demand and Supply
  2. pp. 129-144
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  1. 9. Labour Regulation in the Liberalised Casino Economy: The Case of the Croupiers
  2. pp. 145-161
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  1. 10. Education Governance and Reform: Bringing the State Back In
  2. pp. 163-181
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  1. 11. Housing Policy: A Neoliberal Agenda?
  2. pp. 183-196
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  1. 12. Social Welfare Policy: A ‘Flexible’ Strategy?
  2. pp. 197-214
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  1. Part IV: Conclusions
  2. p. 215
  1. 13. Gaming, Governance and Public Policy: Constraints and Opportunities
  2. pp. 217-224
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  1. Appendix, Timeline: Macao 1999–2010
  2. pp. 225-241
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  1. Notes and References
  2. pp. 243-267
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 269-281
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 283-290
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