Governing Global-City Singapore: Legacies and Futures After by Kenneth Paul Tan

By Kenneth Paul Tan

This booklet offers a close research of ways governance in Singapore has developed on the grounds that independence to develop into what it truly is this present day, and what its clients will be in a post-Lee Kuan Yew destiny. to start with, it discusses the query of political management, electoral dominance and legislative monopoly in Singapore’s one-party dominant method and the system’s longevity. Secondly, it tracks advancements in Singapore’s public management, severely analysing the formation and transformation of meritocracy and pragmatism, key parts of the kingdom ideology. Thirdly, it discusses advancements inside civil society, focusing particularly on concerns with regards to patriarchy and feminism, hetero-normativity and homosexual activism, immigration and migrant employee exploitation, and the competition over background and nationwide narratives in academia, the media and the humanities. Fourthly, it discusses the PAP government’s efforts to connect to the general public, together with its nationwide public engagement workouts that may be interpreted as a subtler method of social and political regulate. In more and more advanced stipulations, the kingdom struggles to keep up its hegemony whereas securing a pre-eminent place within the international financial order. Tan demonstrates how developments in those 4 components converge in ways in which sign believable futures for a post-LKY Singapore.

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