Managing Political Change in Singapore

The Elected Presidency

Edited by Lam Peng Er, Kevin Tan

© 1997 – Routledge

240 pages

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Hardback: 9780415156325
pub: 1997-02-20
US Dollars$195.00

About the Book

The Singapore parliament's creation of an elected presidency in 1991 was the biggest constitutional and political change in Singapore's modern era. This multi-disciplinary study gathers papers from leading scholars in law, history, political science and economics to examine how political change is managed in Singapore. It is an authoritative addition to debates surrounding the management of political change in developing countries more generally.


'The volume makes a valuable contribution to an increased understanding of what is a complex and somewhat novel political institution, its political context and the political and economic rationale behind its implementation. …it offers the reader a diverse range of viewpoints on this important political phenomenon. …On the whole this is an excellent contribution to the fields of both Singapore Studies and comparative constitutional legislation. It goes a long way towards increasing our understanding of Political change in Singapore and the nature of the PAP's constitutional response to these changes.' - Mark D. Fyles, The Pacific Review - 2001

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:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General