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Synopsis: Governing Singapore provides the most useful and up-to-date account of Singapore's political history since the accession to power of the People's Action Party in 1959, and in particular the performance of its governments since mid-1965 under Prime Ministers Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong. Singapore has its critics, but the city-state has achieved remarkable successes as a result of the voluntary trade-off of certain political rights for economic and social progress. In Governing Singapore, Raj Vasil supports this national bargain. He argues that in Asian new states like Singapore, economic and social under-development, as well as ethnic diversity and divisions make it impossible for Western liberal democracy to function effectively as an instrument of popular rule. The problems of under-development faced by Asian new states since decolonisation and independence continue to prove that democracy alone is not enough - national development and the need to adapt democracy to economic and social realities are equally important. Through reconciling democracy with national development, Singapore has transformed from a poor, backward Third World island into a prosperous and dynamic First World nation. Today Singapore is far better prepared for greater democratisation and increased popular participation.
About the Author: DR RAJ VASIL has researched and taught the politics of Asian states for the past 45 years, and has lived in many Asian countries. Dr Vasil is currently a Program Director at the Institute of Policy Studies and a Research Associate at the School of Political Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Title: Governing Singapore: A History of National ...
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000760751
Book Description Allen & Unwin. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2717881611
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