Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore
By (author) Beng Chua
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Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore by Beng Chua
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415120548
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, Hardback (June 2000)» View all books by Beng Chua
This is the first book to analyse in detail consumerism in the region, and is valuable reading for students and researchers in Asian studies, economics, politics and cultural studies.
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Author Biography - Beng Chua
Chua Beng-Huat is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.
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