Singapore's Foreign Policy / Edition 1

Singapore's Foreign Policy / Edition 1

by Michael Leifer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415233534

ISBN-13: 9780415233538

Pub. Date: 06/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the years following its traumatic separation from Malaysia, Singapore has risen to become one of the leading economic powers in Southeast Asia. This economic strength has carried it through the recent East Asian economic crisis, as well as providing the resources for an excellent defence capability. Singapore's diplomatic achievements include relationships with

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In the years following its traumatic separation from Malaysia, Singapore has risen to become one of the leading economic powers in Southeast Asia. This economic strength has carried it through the recent East Asian economic crisis, as well as providing the resources for an excellent defence capability. Singapore's diplomatic achievements include relationships with countries across Asia and Europe, and ensure its interantional status, Yet, despite this success, Singapore's foreign policy has continued to be influenced by a deep seated sence of its own vulnerability. Politicians from the first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, onwards have focused on Singapore's limited physical size, potential domestic and international frailty due to racial tension and confirmed geographical location. These factors have combined to create a powerful nation-state which has never allowed itself to take its sovereign status for granted.
Singapore's Foreign Policy is the first full-length English-language study of this subject and is an essential resource for all those interested in Singapore's international role.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415233538
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Series:
Politics in Asia Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. Chapter One Singapore: The Foreign Policy of an Exceptional State 2. Chapter Two The Battle for Sovereignty 3. Chapter Three Accommodating and Transcending Regional Locale 4. Chapter Four Singapore and the Powers 5. Chapter Five Driving and Suffering the Region? Conclusion: Coping with Vulnerability

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