Singapore Politics Under the People's Action Party

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 270 pages
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.
 

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Contents

What is remarkable about Singapore?
1
Lee Kuan Yew and the Peoples Action Party PAP
13
the state and the government
25
the structure and operation of a dominant party
38
Ideology of the leaders and for the populace
51
Economic policy for an independent Singapore
66
Supplying social services to the people
85
language policy education and selfhelp
99
leadership trends in the PAP the search for top talent
114
Authoritarian aspects of PAP rule
128
Elections electoral innovations and the Opposition
143
The growth of civil society
157
Deterrence and diplomacy
169
Singapore in the future
186
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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.

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