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Managing political change in Singapore [electronic resource] : the elected presidency /
edited by Kevin Tan and Lam Peng Er.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
description
xii, 228 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0415156327
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
isbn
0415156327
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11367503
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
From a group of academics in Singapore, this multi-disciplinary study gathers papers from a wide range of sources to examine how the hand over of power from the old to the new generation is occurring and the process of change is being managed.
Main Description
The Singapore parliament's creation of an elected president 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. Through their analyses of the elected presidency, the contributors shed light on the other political institutions, processes and personalities in Singapore, Providing a valuable resources for those studying the recent politics of the region. Managing Political Change in Singaporeuses the presidency as a case study beyond the Singaporean context, adding to the debates surrounding the management of political change in developing countries throughout the world.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Preface
Introductionp. 1
The head of state in Singapore: an historical perspectivep. 9
The presidency in Singapore: constitutional developmentsp. 52
The election of a president in a parliamentary system: choosing a pedigree or a hybrid?p. 88
The elected president and the legal control of government: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?p. 100
Chaining the Leviathan: a public choice interpretation of Singapore's elected presidencyp. 144
Singapore's first elected presidency: the political motivationsp. 167
Notes from the margin: reflections on the first presidential election, by a former Nominated Member of Parliamentp. 188
The elected presidency: towards the twenty-first centuryp. 200
Postscriptp. 220
Indexp. 223
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