Managing Political Change In Singapore

Managing Political Change In Singapore

by Lam Peng Er
     
 

The Singapore parliament's creation of an elected presidency in 1991 was the biggest constitutional and political change in Singapore's modern era. This multi-disciplinary study gathers papers from leading scholars in law, history, political science and economics to examine how political change is managed in Singapore. It is an authoritative addition to debates

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The Singapore parliament's creation of an elected presidency in 1991 was the biggest constitutional and political change in Singapore's modern era. This multi-disciplinary study gathers papers from leading scholars in law, history, political science and economics to examine how political change is managed in Singapore. It is an authoritative addition to debates surrounding the management of political change in developing countries more generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415156325
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/13/1997
Series:
Politics in Asia Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Preface
1Introduction1
2The head of state in Singapore: an historical perspective9
3The presidency in Singapore: constitutional developments52
4The election of a president in a parliamentary system: choosing a pedigree or a hybrid?88
5The elected president and the legal control of government: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?100
6Chaining the Leviathan: a public choice interpretation of Singapore's elected presidency144
7Singapore's first elected presidency: the political motivations167
8Notes from the margin: reflections on the first presidential election, by a former Nominated Member of Parliament188
9The elected presidency: towards the twenty-first century200
Postscript220
Index223

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