Managing Political Change in Singapore: The Elected Presidency
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.
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an historical perspective
a public choice interpretation
the political motivations
reflections on the first presidential
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