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Singapore : Wealth, Power and the Culture of Control - Carl A. Trocki


Wealth, Power and the Culture of Control

Paperback Published: 9th September 2005
ISBN: 9780415263863
Number Of Pages: 224

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This volume examines Singaporea (TM)s culture of control, exploring the city-statea (TM)s colonial heritage as well as the forces that have helped to mould its current social landscape. Taking a comparative approach, Trocki demonstrates the links between Singaporea (TM)s colonial past and independent present, focusing on the development of indigenous social and political movements. In particular, the book examines the efforts of Lee Yew Kuan, leader of the Peoplea (TM)s Action Party from 1959 until 1990, to produce major economic and social transformation. Trocki discusses how Singapore became a workers paradise, but what the city gained in material advancement it paid for in intellectual and cultural sterility.

Based on the latest research, Singapore addresses the question of control in one of the most prosperous and dynamic economies in the world, providing a compelling history of post-colonial Singapore.

The development of Singapore's colonial economyp. 8
Colonial societyp. 39
Politics in colonial Singaporep. 76
The politics of independencep. 107
The managed, middle-class, multiracial societyp. 137
Singapore's economic transformationp. 160
Conclusionp. 181
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ISBN: 9780415263863
ISBN-10: 0415263867
Series: Asia's Transformations (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 9th September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.7  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1