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Management of Success: Singapore Revisited

by Terence Chong

In 1989, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) published the milestone volume Management of Success: The Moulding of Modern Singapore, edited by Kernial Singh Sandhu and Paul Wheatley, which delved into a wide variety of issues that were integral to the growth of modern Singapore. The world that Singapore faced in 1989 has changed irrevocably. Meanwhile, within Singapore, the city-state has seen two prime ministerial transitions and the installation of third generation leaders who have articulated their vision for the twenty-first century. This new volume serves to update and review public policies from the early 1990s onwards. It gathers prominent thinkers and scholars on Singapore to examine issues of leadership and policy; economic restructuring; societal transformation; foreign relations and national identity. It seeks to outline the impending challenges of the twenty-first century, and to demonstrate a clear trajectory of intellectual analysis of contemporary Singapore for students and scholars alike.

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Preliminary pages
1. Introduction: The Role of Success in Singapore's National Identity
SECTION I: SINGAPORE IN THE BIGGER PICTURE
2. Singapore's Foreign Policy: Reading and Adapting to the Fast-changing International Context
3. Singapore and ASEAN: A Contemporary Perspective
SECTION II: LEADERSHIP, POLICY AND POLITICS
4. PM Lee Hsien Loong and the "Third Generation" Leadership: Managing Key Nation-building Challenges
5. Political Consolidation in Singapore: Connecting the Party, the Government and the Expanding State
6. The Evolving Social Compact and the Transformation of Singapore: Going Beyond Quid Pro Quo in Governance
7. The Ardour of Tokens: Opposiiton Parties' Struggle to Make a Difference
SECTION 3: THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE ECONOMY
8. Singapore's Changing Economic Model
9. Globalizing State, Disappearing Nation: The Impact of Foreign Participation in the Singapore Economy
10. Exploring New Engines for Growth
SECTION IV: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIETY
11. The Ageing Population
12. Managing Labour Flows: Foreign Talent, Foreign Workers and Domestic Help
13. Social Mobility in Singapore
14. Singapore's Print Media Policy: A National Success?
15. Control-shift: The Internet and Political Change in Singapore
16. The Transformation of Meritocracy
17. Education in Singapore: Sorting Them Out?
18. Religious Diversity in Singapore
SECTION V: THE LAW
19. The Penal Code Amendments of 2007: Lessons in Love
20. "More Matter, with Less Art": Human Rights and Human Development in Singapore
SECTION VI: MODIFICATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
21. The Greening of the Global City
22. Recovering from the "Promethean Hangover"? Critical Reflections on the Remaking of Singapore as a Global City
23. The Four Taps: Water Self-sufficiency in Singapore
SECTION VII: COMMUNITY AND NATIONAL SECURITY
24. Community Confidence and Security
25. National Security and Singapore: An Assessment
SECTION VIII: LIFE IN SINGAPORE
26. Culture, the Arts and the Global City
27. Fluid Nation: The Perpetual "Renovation" of Nation and National Identities in Singapore
28. Suffer the Rebellious Children: The Politics of Remaking Singapore and the Remaking of Singapore Politics
29. "It's Like Rice on the Table, It's Our Common Dish": The English Language and Identity in Singapore
30. Multiculturalism and the Problem of Solidarity
31. Sexual Governance and the Politics of Sex in Singapore
32. Conclusion
Index

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  • Number of Pages : 638
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 1164g
  • Product Code : 9789814279857
  • Dimension : 180 x 255 mm

About Author

Terence Chong

Terence Chong is a Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Co-ordinator of its Regional Social and Cultural Studies programme.