The transformation of island city politics: The case of Macau

  title={The transformation of island city politics: The case of Macau},
  author={Li Sheng},
  journal={Island Studies Journal},
  • Li Sheng
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Island Studies Journal
: This paper focuses on the island city of Macau as Europe’s last Asian colony and one of China’s special administrative regions (SARs) that enjoys a high degree of autonomy. The author traces the root cause of the current social discontent and political dilemma in the face of Macau’s post-colonial casino boom and economic miracle. The study finds that Macau’s islandness, smallness and geographic location significantly affect the island city’s urban political culture. While Macau shares… 
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