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The Singapore puzzle

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Political scientist Michael Haas brings together essays by six distinguished authors with different ideas about how Singapore might become a full-fledged democracy and has stumbled over the years, exaggerating threats to the government. The book presents a comprehensive history of Singapore, emphasising why Singapore is an economic success, but leaders took wrong turns that led away from democracy while rationalising authoritarian rule by claiming that a small city-state was too vulnerable to leave key decisions to chance. An early chapter presents the case for Singapore wherein the country has been an economic success. Later chapters analyse the following aspects of the political and social life of Singapore to explain how and why the leaders, especially Lee Kuan Yew, abandoned the original goal of a democratic government. The book presents several unique observations: · Data indisputably support Singapore as an economic success but only for foreign corporations. · Singapore began as a welfare state in the early years of independence, entitlements were later cut, but now are being gradually reintroduced.
The book has been banned in Singapore!

Paperback in excellent condition, shows some signs of shelf and reading wear and with good binding and no markings.

Item details

Added value:
2nd edition
Author(s):
Michael Haas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 19 cm
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
247
Publisher:
Publishinghouse for Scholars
Title:
The Singapore puzzle

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Political scientist Michael Haas brings together essays by six distinguished authors with different ideas about how Singapore might become a full-fledged democracy and has stumbled over the years, exaggerating threats to the government. The book presents a comprehensive history of Singapore, emphasising why Singapore is an economic success, but leaders took wrong turns that led away from democracy while rationalising authoritarian rule by claiming that a small city-state was too vulnerable to leave key decisions to chance. An early chapter presents the case for Singapore wherein the country has been an economic success. Later chapters analyse the following aspects of the political and social life of Singapore to explain how and why the leaders, especially Lee Kuan Yew, abandoned the original goal of a democratic government. The book presents several unique observations: · Data indisputably support Singapore as an economic success but only for foreign corporations. · Singapore began as a welfare state in the early years of independence, entitlements were later cut, but now are being gradually reintroduced.
The book has been banned in Singapore!

Paperback in excellent condition, shows some signs of shelf and reading wear and with good binding and no markings.

Added value:
2nd edition
Author(s):
Michael Haas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 19 cm
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
247
Publisher:
Publishinghouse for Scholars
Title:
The Singapore puzzle

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