The Management Of Success The Moulding Of Modern Singapore
By Kernial Singh Sandhu, Paul Wheatley, Kernial Singh Sandhu (A) Copyright 1990
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A collection of analytical reflections on how the island of Singapore has been transformed from a colony in a crumbling empire into a thriving, modern, secular, independent republic. These are the results of a five-year project by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Preface -- Notes on Singapore -- Singapore’s Inheritance -- The Colonial Legacy -- Leadership and Policy -- The Political Leadership -- The PAP and the Structuring of the Political System -- The Bureaucracy -- The Limits of Government Intervention -- The Management of People -- Trade Unions -- Social Welfare -- The Restructuring of the Economy -- From High Growth Rates to Recession -- Theoretical Notes on Singapore as a Development Model -- Diversification of Trade -- The Character and Progress of Industrialization -- Expansion of the Services Sector -- Singapore as an Oil Centre -- The Port of Singapore -- The Evolution of Singapore as a Financial Centre -- Singapore’s Record of Price Stability, 1966–84 -- Elaboration of the Transport System -- Providing Mobility and Accessibility -- Government as Entrepreneur -- The Transformation of Society -- The Demographic Base -- The Perception and Practice of Education -- Language and Linguistic Policies -- The English-Language Writer in Singapore -- The Chinese as Immigrants and Settlers -- Singaporean Identity -- The Emergence of Nationalism -- The Law -- The Singapore Legal System -- Constitutional Development -- Value Systems -- Value Premises Underlying the Transformation of Singapore -- Religion -- Culture and the Arts -- Self-Images Contexts for Transformations -- Modification of the Environment -- The Transformation of the Physical Environment -- Spatial Reorganization -- The Idea of the Garden City* -- The Political Economy of Public Housing -- The Architecture of Rapid Transformation -- Towards an Information Society -- Managing the Information Revolution -- Singapore in the Computer Age -- Community and National Security -- Crime and Control -- Community Security -- National Security -- Foreign Relations -- The Conduct of Foreign Policy -- Life in Singapore -- The Problem of Corruption -- The Business of Living in Singapore -- The Quality of Life in Singapore -- The Reckoning -- A Little Dragon Tamed -- Challenges of Success