Dr. Stephan Ortmann

E-Mail: ortmann.stephan at googlemail.com 

Publications

Books

Journal Articles

Book chapters

  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2018. "The Development of Hong Kong Identity: From Local to National Identity," in: Wai-man Lam and Luke Cooper (eds.). Citizenship, Identity and Social Movements in the New Hong Kong: Localism after the Umbrella Movement. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 114-131.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2018. “The Emergence of Nativist Groups and Political Change in Hong Kong,” in: Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo (ed.). Interest Groups and New Democracy Movement in Hong Kong. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2015. "The Democracy Movement in Hong Kong and Singapore: Comparative Perspectives," in: Ip Iam-chong and Chan King-fai (eds.). 罷課不罷學-雨傘運動前夕的理論和思想大檢閱 (Boycott Classes, Continue Learning - A Review of the Theories and Thoughts Prior to the Umbrella Movement). Hong Kong: Step Forward, pp. 183-197.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2015. “Singapore: from hegemonic to competitive authoritarianism,” in: William Case (ed.). Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization. Ogdon: Routledge, pp. 384-398.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2013. "The "Beijing Consensus" and the "Singapore Model": Unmasking the Myth of an Alternative Authoritarian State-Capitalist Model," in: Jun Li and Liming Wang (eds.). China’s Economic Dynamics: A Beijing Consensus in the Making? London and New York: Routledge, pp. 73-96.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2012. "Hong Kong: Problems of Identity and Independence," in: Meredith Weiss and Edward Aspinall (eds.). Student Activism in Asia: Between Protest and Powerlessness. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 79-100.

Reviews

Newspaper articles and commentaries

Conference Papers

  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2016. “The Development of the Hong Kong Identity: From Local to National Identity,” presented at the Hong Kong Political Science Conference “Politics of Migration and Changing Societies,” Chinese University of Hong Kong, November 26.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2016. “Contentious Politics and Democratization: The Case of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong,” presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 1-4. 
  • Ortmann, Stephan 2016. “The Development of the Hong Kong Identity and the Rise of Localist Movements,” presented at the 24th World Congress of the International Political Science Association, July 23-28, Poznan, Poland.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2016. “The Umbrella Movement: Democratization, Space, and Citizenship in Hong Kong,” presented at the International Conference “On Cities and Citizenship” at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2016. “The End of the Line? China and the Failure of Democratization of Hong Kong,” presented at the FES-APISA-Ewha Conference “New Authoritarianism in Asia,” Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, March 3-5.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2016. “The Growing Challenge of Pluralism and Political Activism to Singapore's Elitist Governance,” presented at the workshop on “Governance in Singapore: Reform Without Democratisation,” Nottingham University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 18-19.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2015. “Security Threats in the South China Sea: Perspectives from Singapore and Vietnam on the East Asian Security Architecture,” presented at the workshop “Security Architecture in East Asia and the role of the US,” Department of Political Science, University of Erlangen, Germany, December 17.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2015.  “Singapore's Power Elite Amid Growing Political Activism,” presented at the SEASIA 2015 Conference, Kyoto, Japan, December 12-13. 
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2015.  “The Lack of Sovereignty, the Umbrella Movement, and Democratization in Hong Kong,” to be presented at the conference “The Occupy Central Movement and Its Aftermaths: An Interdisciplinary Study,” School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, September 18-19.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2015.  “Democratization and Sovereignty: The Case of Hong Kong,” presented at the 9th APISA conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 11-12.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2014.  “Singapore: Authoritarian Rule and the Consequences of Increasingly Competitive Politics,” presented at the Inaugural AIS/SEARC and Murdoch/ARC Workshop: “The Politics of Southeast Asia under Multipolarity,” in Hong Kong, November 20-21, 2014.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2014. “Environmental Journalists in Vietnam and China - Pressure Politics and Its Limits,” presented at the 8th APISA conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 19-20, 2014.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2014. “The Emergence of Competitive Authoritarianism and the Stability of One-Party Dominant Rule in Singapore,” presented at The Power of Elections 2nd workshop in Heidelberg, Germany, September 15-16, 2014.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2013. “Evolving Governance Structures under Authoritarian Rule: The Case of Environmental Politics in Vietnam,” presented at the 7th APISA conference “People on the Move! Citizen Engagement and Collective Action Within and Across Asian Societies,” 25-26 October 2013 in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2012. "Environmental Movements and Political Change in Singapore, Vietnam, and China," presented at the conference "Politics and Policy in Asia" of the Asian Political and International Studies Association, Hong Kong, December 1, 2012.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2012. “Hegemonic Party States and the Struggle for Legitimacy: Elections in China, Vietnam, and Singapore,” presented at the conference of the German Political Science Association section on Comparative Politics, Marburg, Germany, March 20, 2012.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2012. “The First Inklings of Civil Society Coalitions in Singapore: The Human Rights Movement,” presented at the conference “The Dynamics of Civil Society Coalitions in Asia,” Hong Kong, February 10, 2012,
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2011. “The 2011 Elections in Singapore: The Emergence of a Competitive Authoritarian Regime,“ presented as part of the research seminars at the Southeast Asian Research Centre of the City University of Hong Kong, November 9, 2011.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2011. “China's Political Development: Perspectives for Research,“ presented as part of the “College Student Research Seminar,“ Hong Kong, October 7, 2011.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2011. “The “Beijing Consensus” and the “Singapore Model”: Unmasking the Myth of an Alternative Authoritarian State-Capitalist Model,“ presented at the conference “China’s Economic Dynamics and Its Impacts on the World Economy: A Beijing Consensus in the Making?“ Hong Kong, September 9.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2011. “Singapore's Languishing Civil Society: Why Coalitions Cannot Form,“ presented at the workshop “The Dynamics of Civil Society Coalitions in Asia,“ Hong Kong, May 20.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2010. "Can Vietnamese Cities Learn from Singapore? On the Challenges of Policy Transfer," presented at the Workshop on Socio-economically Sustainable Urban Development, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 1.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2010. “The Future of the Authoritarian Developmental State: China and the 'Singapore model,'” presented at the German Political Science Association section on Comparative Politics, Duisburg, September 21.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2010. “Rejecting Democracy: What China Wants to Learn from Tiny Singapore,” presented at the workshop on “Perspectives of Comparative Politics,” Institute of Political Science, University of Vienna, September 12.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2009. “The Hong Kong Student Movement,” presented at the workshop “Vanguard in a Vacuum: Understanding Student Activism in Pacific Asia”, National University of Singapore, September 28.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2009. “Environmental Governance under Authoritarian Rule: Singapore and China,” vorgestellt auf der DVPW Konferenz in Kiel, 25. September 2009.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2009.  “Democratic Lessons from Authoritarian Rule: China and the ‘Singapore model’ ” presented at the China Workshop “Iserlohn 2009” Schwerte, February 7.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2008. “Of Riots and Communists: The Opposition and the Discourse of Stability in Singapore and Hong Kong,” presented at the Polis Kolloquium, FernUniversität in Hagen, December 3.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2008. “The Politics of Inventing National Identity in Singapore,“ presented at the Asien-Pazifik Kolloquium, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, January 17.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2007.  “Die Demokratiebewegung in Hongkong,” presented at the Asien-Pazifik Kolloquium, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, May 30
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2006. “Between Compliance and Protest: The Political Behavior of Strategic Groups in Singapore and Hong Kong,” presented at the first ECPR Graduate Conference, University of Essex, September 9.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2006. “Two Tigers Compared: The Political Behavior of Strategic Groups in Singapore and Hong Kong,” presented at the Asien-Pazifik Kolloquium, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, January 12.
  • Ortmann, Stephan. 2004. “The National Identity Question and Democratization in Singapore,” presented at the Asien-Pazifik Kolloquium, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, December 16.


Projects

  • Environmental Governance in Vietnam
  • China and the “Singapore Model”, active
  • The Dynamics of Civil Society Coalitions in Asia (completed, project organized by Professor Ian Scott, City University of Hong Kong)

Memberships

  • Hong Kong Political Science Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • International Political Science Association
  • The Association for Asian Studies
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde

Research areas

  • Asian politics (China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam)
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Democratization and political change
  • Environmental politics

Networks

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Orcid ID
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Activities