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Political Economy of Social Control in Singapore, The

Tremewan, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0312121385 / ISBN 13: 9780312121389
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 1994
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252 pages, blue cloth covers in a bright dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front fly leaf. Previous ownerÕs stamp and small notation on same page. Otherwise clean, very good. Record # 408162. Bookseller Inventory # 408162

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Title: Political Economy of Social Control in ...

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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`The thesis presented here will not only change the way in which we understand contemporary Singaporean society and the relationship between the state and its citizens, but will also provoke a debate about the social costs of economic development in other parts of the world, and the future security of the island republic - increasingly a Chinese enclave in a Malay sea - in the twenty-first century.' - Peter Carey, Trinity College, Oxford This study examines the development of Singapore's complex system of social regulation in relation to the phases of its economic strategy and political transition. It focuses on the way social control works through public housing and welfare, education, parliamentary politics and the law. It draws out the implications of such comprehensive control for political conflict. Popular explanations for Singapore's success and its status as a model for other developing countries are brought into question.

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This book shows that there is a complex relationship between economic strategy, social control and political conflict in Singapore.

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