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.
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