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The Singapore Puzzle
     

The Singapore Puzzle

by Michael Haas
 

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As Singapore's prosperity increases, its democratic practices decline. Haas and his contributors examine why. Seven writers, some of whom have suffered financially and physically from dictatorial excesses in this island republic, try to explain this puzzle.

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As Singapore's prosperity increases, its democratic practices decline. Haas and his contributors examine why. Seven writers, some of whom have suffered financially and physically from dictatorial excesses in this island republic, try to explain this puzzle.

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Eight contributions discuss why the Singapore government has painted itself into a corner wherein Chinese ethnocentrism, electoral dictatorship, and anticommunitarianism prevail. The work looks at such aspects as political history, political economy, the press, the judiciary, foreign policy, and mass society. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780983962649
Publisher:
Publishinghouse for Scholars
Publication date:
03/15/2014
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

MICHAEL HAAS, Professor of Political Science at the Univeristy of Hawaii at Manoa for 34 years, took early retirement in 1998 to devote full time to writing and research./e Since his first trip to Asia in 1971, he has visited nearly every country in the region, serving in temporary appointments in Bangkok, Manila, and Singapore. He is the author of more than 200 publications, including 20 books.

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