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Political Legitimacy and Housing : Singapore's Stakeholder Society - Beng-Huat Chua

Political Legitimacy and Housing

Singapore's Stakeholder Society

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Published: 23rd October 1997
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Singapore's successful public housing programme is a source of political legitimacy for the ruling People's Action Party. Beng-Huat Chua accounts for the success of public housing in Singapore and draws out lessons for other nations. Housing in Singapore, he explains in this incisive analysis, is seen neither as a consumer good (as in the US) nor as a social right (as in the social democracies of Europe). The author goes on to look at the ways in which Singapore's planners have dealt with the problems of creating communities in a modern urban environment. He concludes that the success of the public housing programme has done much for Singapore.

"A major strength of this book is that it is not just a case study of a successful public housing program... [T]he Singapore public housing story is of heuristic value because there are lessons to be learnt in taking a comparative stance." -K. C. Ho, National University of Singapore, "Pacific Affairs at the Housing Development board, the

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Public Housing policies compared: US, ex-socialist nations and Singapore
From city to nation: planning Singapore
Resettling a Chinese village: a longitudinal study
Modernism and the vernacular: public spaces and social life
Adjusting religious practices to different house forms
A practicable concept of community in high rise housing environment
Public Housing and political legitimacy
Return of the imaginary Kampung as resistance
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ISBN: 9780415166904
ISBN-10: 041516690X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 23rd October 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1