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Singapore politics under the People's Action Party / Diane K. Mauzy and R.S. Milne
Bib ID 2183085
Format BookBook
Author
Mauzy, Diane K., 1942-
 
Description New York : Routledge, 2002 
p. cm. 
ISBN 0415246520
0415246539 (paperback)
Summary

"This book is a comprehensive overview of politics in Singapore since its independence in 1965. The authors examine how this tiny island has developed into a global financial center, with one of the largest incomes per head, not only in Asia, but in the world. Its success has been due largely to the leaders of the party which has ruled it continuously, the People's Action Party. The party has coped successfully with the needs of a multiethnic population, claims for more extensive human rights, the nascent development of a civil society, and the problems of defending a small country in a turbulent region.".

"These key policies have been determined principally by Singapore's first two Prime Ministers, Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong, and will be affected in the future by Lee's son, B. G. Lee Hsien Loong. All three personalities are here examined in depth. Mauzy and Milne also look at Singapore's response to its economic crisis, the elections of November 2001, and the challenges of the new century." "This study of contemporary Singapore politics will be essential for both undergraduate and graduate students of Asian politics, as well as being of interest to business people and diplomats concerned with the region."--BOOK JACKET.

Full 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 - the search for top talent
  • 10. Authoritarian aspects of PAP rule
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

English

Subjects People's Action Party (Singapore)  |  Singapore -- Politics and government.
Other authors/contributors Milne, R. S. (Robert Stephen), 1919-

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