Public administration

Progress in tobacco control in Singapore: lessons and challenges in the implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control

Singapore has implemented tobacco control policies since the 1970s, more than three decades before it became party to the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Labour mobility in the PACER Plus

Since the commencement of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus negotiations in 2009, the Pacific Forum Island Countries have maintained...

The framework of crisis-induced agenda setting in China

The extent by which public agenda influences policy agenda indicates the degree of democracy in a regime. However, few researchers have drawn their...

Governance and finance: availability of community and social development infrastructures in rural China

This article studies the causes for unequal access to rural community and social development infrastructures in China. We use a dataset in the China...

Coming to terms with the authoritarian alternative: the implications and motivations of China's environmental policies

China has assumed a crucial importance in debates about climate change mitigation. On the one hand, China is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse...

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—universal health coverage to strengthen health security

The Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets aim to ensure that individuals achieve universal health coverage and that the capacity of countries, to...

Reforming Australia's superannuation tax system and the age pension to improve work and savings incentives

Australia’s retirement income system combines private and public provision for old age. Retirees rely on private (but highly regulated) superannuation...

Hijacking Adat recognition through the establishment of New Customary Community Council in Papua, Indonesia

Papuan supporters of the Special Autonomy Law hoped that it would become an instrument to ensure their right to equality through the respect and...

The nature of public policy processes in the Pacific Islands

What is ‘policy’? Where is it coming from? Who is formulating it and how? What are the characteristics of existing policies? These questions concern the...

New Zealand's ICT Strategy: the respective roles of senior and middle management in promoting collaboration and innovation

The global financial crisis of 2007–08 encouraged governments to exploit information and communication technologies. The New Zealand government responded...

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