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Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore

£35.00

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A critical exploration of the Singapore government's search for an ideology better suited to its policy of capitalism based on collective interests than the traditional Western ideology of liberal individualism.

Black cloth, gilt, unmarked. Dustwrapper has very slight shelfwear. Internally unmarked, as new. xii + 237 pp. Published in the Politics in Asia Series.

The economic success of Singapore has established the country as a model for other nations. Yet until now the ideas behind this accomplishment have not been critically examined. Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore fills this gap. The book outlines the policies the ruling party has adopted over the past three decades. It charts the government's move away from Western concepts towards the evolution of 'Asian democracy'. The author analyses this anti-liberal democracy and the government's motives for repackaging cultural heritage into a national ideology of Asian communitarianism. This book avoids the polarization that has tended to characterise texts on Asian governments. It neither concentrates on a history of authoritarian repression nor unequivocally praises the regime but critically examines its political success. As such it provides a new and balanced account to the student of Singapore politics.

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Author(s):
Beng-Huat Chua
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0415120543
ISBN-13:
9780415120548
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore

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A critical exploration of the Singapore government's search for an ideology better suited to its policy of capitalism based on collective interests than the traditional Western ideology of liberal individualism.

Black cloth, gilt, unmarked. Dustwrapper has very slight shelfwear. Internally unmarked, as new. xii + 237 pp. Published in the Politics in Asia Series.

The economic success of Singapore has established the country as a model for other nations. Yet until now the ideas behind this accomplishment have not been critically examined. Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore fills this gap. The book outlines the policies the ruling party has adopted over the past three decades. It charts the government's move away from Western concepts towards the evolution of 'Asian democracy'. The author analyses this anti-liberal democracy and the government's motives for repackaging cultural heritage into a national ideology of Asian communitarianism. This book avoids the polarization that has tended to characterise texts on Asian governments. It neither concentrates on a history of authoritarian repression nor unequivocally praises the regime but critically examines its political success. As such it provides a new and balanced account to the student of Singapore politics.

Author(s):
Beng-Huat Chua
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0415120543
ISBN-13:
9780415120548
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore

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