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Singapore Politics Under the People's Action Party

1st Edition

By Diane K. Mauzy, R. S. Milne

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288 pages

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A comprehensive overview of politics in Singapore since self-governance. The authors examine how this tiny island has developed into a global financial centre and an economic and social success under the leadership of the People's Action Party which has ruled continuously since 1959. The authors explore the nature of the Singaporean government, as well as major issues such as ethnicity, human rights and the development of civil society.

Table of Contents

1. What is Remarkable about Singapore? 2. How Singapore Became Independent: Lee Kuan Yew and the People's Action Party (PAP) 3. Locations of Power: The state and the government 4. The People's Action Party: The structure and operation of a dominant party 5. Ideology of the Leaders and for the Populace 6. Economic Policy for an Independent Singapore 7. Supplying Social Services to the People 8. The Dictates of Ethnicity: Language policy, education and self-help 9. The Successors: Leadership trends in the PAP 10. Authoritarian aspects of PAP rule 11. Elections, Electoral Innovation, and the Opposition 12. The Growth of Civil Society 13. Deterence and Diplomacy 14. Singapore in the Future

About the Authors

Diane K. Mauzy is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. R.S. Milne is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

About the Series

Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia
Politics in Asia has long been established as a source of distinctive and authoritative studies on the political life of Asia. The series covers a broad range of countries and aspects of politics, and includes volumes from some of the leading scholars working in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS048000
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General