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Evolution of a Revolution

Forty Years of the Singapore Constitution, 1st Edition

Edited by Li-ann Thio, Kevin Y.L. Tan


408 pages

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This book presents a timely assessment of the impact of history, politics and economics in shaping the Singapore Constitution, going beyond the descriptive narrative, the authors will cast a critical eye over the developments of the last 40 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Time for a Revolution, Kevin YL Tan 1. The Passage of a Generation: Revisiting the Report of the 1966 Constitutional Commission, Li-ann Thio 2. State and Institution Building through the Singapore Constitution 1965-2005, Kevin YL Tan 3. Constitutional Jurisprudence: Beyond Supreme Law – A Law Higher Still?, Tan Seow Hon 4. Comparative Law and Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Insights from Constitutional Theory, Arun K Thiruvengadam 5. Constitutional Supremacy: Still a Little Dicey, Jaclyn Ling-Chien Neo & Yvonne CL Lee 6. Protecting Rights, Li-ann Thio 7. The Protection of Minorities and the Constitution: A Judicious Balance, Jaclyn Ling-Chien Neo 8. Constitutionalism and Subversion – An Exploration, Michael Hor 9. Writing the Constitution: 40 Years of Singapore Constitutional Scholarship, Kevin YL Tan 10. In Search of the Singapore Constitution: Retrospect and Prospect, Li-ann Thio

About the Editors

Dr. Li-ann Thio is Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore where she teaches public international law, constitutional law and human rights law. She is a Nominated Member of Parliament (11th Session).

Dr. Kevin Y.L. Tan is Director of Equilibrium Consulting Pte Ltd and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore where he teaches public law and media law.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Constitutional