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The Ruling Elite Of Singapore

Author : Michael D. Barr
ISBN : 9780857735768
Genre : Political Science
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Michael Barr explores the complex and covert networks of power at work in one of the world's most prosperous countries – the city-state of Singapore. He argues that the contemporary networks of power are a deliberate project initiated and managed by Lee Kuan Yew – former prime minister and Singapore’s ‘founding father’ – designed to empower himself and his family. Barr identifies the crucial institutions of power - including the country’s sovereign wealth funds, and the government-linked companies – together with five critical features that form the key to understanding the nature of the networks. He provides an assessment of possible shifts of power within the elite in the wake of Lee Kuan Yew’s son, Lee Hsien Loong, assuming power, and considers the possibility of a more fundamental democratic shift in Singapore’s political system.

The Rise Of International Capital

Author : Faris Al-Fadhat
ISBN : 9789811331916
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This book analyzes the social forces and political coalitions driving regional integration projects in Asia with a focus on ASEAN and Indonesian conglomerates. It asks which social forces within the domestic political economy of Asian states are driving governments to seek regional arrangements for economic governance. In particular, the book considers how the emergence, reorganization, and expansion of capitalist class have conditioned political support for regional economic integration. By addressing these issues, the book emphasizes that the wellspring of regional economic institution projects stem from the process of capitalist development and the social forces it has unleashed. The book's aims place the social and class relations that underpin regional projects--rather than the institutions which result from them--at the centre of the analysis of regional integration. The research for this account draws mainly on primary documents from archival and field research conducted by the author, including company documents and in-depth interviews, government reports and policies, and trade publications and data sources, which is supplemented with secondary sources where relevant. Faris Al-Fadhat is a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia and an associate at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia.--


Author : Michael D. Barr
ISBN : 1780763050
Genre : History
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Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicities, a peculiar set of factors make Singapore what it is today. In this thematic study of the island nation, Michael D. Barr proposes a new approach to understand this development. From the pre-colonial period through to the modern day, he traces the idea, the politics and the geography of Singapore over five centuries of rich history. In doing so he rejects the official narrative of the so-called 'Singapore Story'. Drawing on in-depth archival work and oral histories, Singapore: A Modern History is a work both for students of the country's history and politics, but also for any reader seeking to engage with this enigmatic and vastly successful nation.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Deaths From Pneumonia

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Securitising Singapore

Author : Syed Mohammed Ad’ha Aljunied
ISBN : 9781000227994
Genre : Political Science
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Aljunied examines how the Singaporean government developed a comprehensive state–society strategic relationship by ‘securitising’ vital policy areas because of Singapore’s vulnerability as a global city state. In the twenty-first century, the Singaporean government has strategically renewed an existing form of authoritarian rule by ‘militarising’ national security governance. The main objective is to widen and deepen state power. Senior military-trained civilian political leaders and bureaucrats use military personnel, command and control, terminology and strategy of war to deal with non-traditional security challenges leading to the state’s further domination over civil liberty and civil society. Aljunied analyses the information and communication, health and climate–environment sectors. The case studies highlight the way the Singaporean government has used varying forms of political engagement, surveillance and legislation to limit civil liberty and inhibit the development of civil society. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students of Singapore Studies as well as for the readers of Security Studies with an interest in the global–local nexus in a small state context. It is a pioneering scholarly study on the national security framework and the use of non-traditional security discourse to strengthen state power and social stability at the expense of political liberalism.

Politics And Change In Singapore And Hong Kong

Author : Stephan Ortmann
ISBN : 9781135244668
Genre : Political Science
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In democratization theory, Singapore continues to be a remarkable country for its extremely low level of contentious politics despite rapid economic development. In contrast, many different groups in Hong Kong have taken their demands to the streets since the 1970s. Even though there is an obvious difference in the willingness of the population to actively challenge the regime, the political developments of the two city-states show a similar pattern of political mobilization and government reaction. This book examines the changing pattern of contentious politics in the democratization process of these Asian city-states. It explores the causal connections between popular contention and democratization, using a multi-disciplinary approach with theoretical insights from the political sciences, sociology and psychology. The political process model is applied to provide further understanding of the patterns of interaction between contenders, opposition groups or social movements and the ruling elite. The book argues that differences in the strategies applied by the ruling elite explain why members of the opposition were empowered or obstructed in challenging the government.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia

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The New Encyclop Dia Britannica Macrop Dia

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210167792
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author : Robert MacHenry
ISBN : 0852295537
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An Introduction To Southeast Asian Studies

Author : Mohammed Halib
ISBN : UOM:39015037832162
Genre : Asia, Southeastern
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This collection of essays explores the evolution of various disciplinary approaches to Southeast Asia. Considering anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, history, politics, international relations and literature, the authors examine many of the crucial debates and controversies of the past.

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