Crime, Law and Social Change

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 391–414

Controlling corruption in city-states: A comparative study of Hong Kong and Singapore

  • Jon S. T. Quah

DOI: 10.1007/BF01302927

Cite this article as:
Quah, J.S.T. Crime Law Soc Change (1994) 22: 391. doi:10.1007/BF01302927


This comparative study of anti-corruption strategies in Singapore and Hong Kong has four sections. The first two sections focus on the anti-corruption strategies adopted by both city-states with emphasis on the legislative and institutional measures. The third section discusses the similarities and differences in the anti-corruption strategies and evaluates their effectiveness. The final section identifies the six lessons which other countries can learn from the experiences of Singapore and Hong Kong in curbing corruption.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon S. T. Quah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingapore