Sex, rankings and policy change: Policy entrepreneurship in Singapore's higher education system

Jun Jie WOO

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Abstract

This article seeks to understand policy change in the context of Singapore's higher education system. It does so by applying Kingdon's Multiple Streams Approach to two cases of policy entrepreneurship. In doing so, this article finds that while the efforts of the policy entrepreneur in one case had given rise to substantial policy change, the policy entrepreneur in the second case was not able to generate policy change due to an impartial coupling of streams. In highlighting impartial coupling, this article seeks to understand how policy change may sometimes not occur, despite the efforts of a policy entrepreneur. Copyright © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-48
JournalJournal of Asian Public Policy
Volume13
Issue number1
Early online date07 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Citation

Woo, J. J. (2020). Sex, rankings and policy change: Policy entrepreneurship in Singapore's higher education system. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 13(1), 35-48. doi: 10.1080/17516234.2019.1688457

Keywords

  • Policy change
  • Multiple streams approach
  • Higher education policy
  • Asia

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