Italy and Singapore. Converging differences


Slightly more than 50 years from its independence, Singapore represents undoubtedly a success story. This is confirmed by several economic and social indicators, as well as by the GDP’s growth and the quality of life. The City-State moved on a hard path, studded with dramatic passages. Still, the country was able to maintain its independence and to build its prosperity. Singapore was probably the brightest pearl in the Asian necklace, a fruitful struggle for a dramatic redemption. It not only consigned to history its colonial past, but also built a model now respected all over the world.

This publication is twofold: to spread in Italy the knowledge of Singapore’s experience and to envisage some possible scenarios. The Asian country requires an analysis with global parameters, not centered on western criteria. In effect, its role in the globalized arena has been both pioneering and farsighted. At the same time, it is appropriate to imagine for Singapore a future that goes beyond its geographical limitation of  “little red spot” on the Equator. On this track we can see an unprecedented convergence of intents between two countries at first sight so far and different.


Contributions by Paolo Crudele, Benedetto Della Vedova, Roberto Fabbri, Pietro Ginefra, Tommy Koh, Riccardo Maria Monti, Ong Keng Yong, Ow Chio Kiat, Mauro Petriccione, Michelangelo Pipan, Josephine Teo.

Companies: Coeclerici, Faci, Famosi, Garibaldi, Mapei, Menarini, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, PSA, Sacmi, STMicroelectronics.

Foreword by Enrico Letta

Edited by Romeo Orlandi


Società editrice il Mulino
pp. 288
ISBN 978-88-15-26603-3
Publication year 2016
Available from  September 2016

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