Gaming, Governance And Public Policy In Macao

by Lam, Newman M. K.; Ian Scott (Eds.)

Gaming, Governance And Public Policy In Macao

Price:  US$23.04   (SGD32.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 290 pages
Published:  2011, Hong Kong, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789888083299
SB#:  053197 (172)

About This Book

The small city of Macao - formerly a Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Region of China - liberalised its gaming industry in 2002. Since then 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. With bibliography and index.

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