Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore by Beng Chua
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore
By Beng Chua

Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore

By (author) See other recent books by Beng Chua
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $247.00
Your Price: $222.30 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $24.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $11.12 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore by Beng Chua

Book Description

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.

Buy Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore book by Beng Chua from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415120548
ISBN-10: 0415120543
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Beng Chua

Communitarian Politics in Asia by Beng Chua Communitarian Politics in Asia, Hardback (March 2004)

This book examines instances in Southeast and East Asian countries where communitarianism is both articulated as national ideology and embedded as the ethos of social life.

Consumption in Asia by Beng Chua Consumption in Asia, Paperback (June 2000)

This is the first book to analyse in detial consumerism in the region, and will be valuable reading for students and researchers in Asian studies, economics, politics and cultural studies.

» View all books by Beng Chua

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore book by Beng Chua and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Beng Chua

Chua Beng-Huat is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Beng Chua close
Elections as Popular Culture in Asia by Beng Chua
Communitarian Politics in Asia by Beng Chua
Consumption in Asia by Beng Chua
Consumption in Asia by Beng Chua
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close