Singapore by Carl A. Trocki
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Wealth, Power and the Culture of Control

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Singapore by Carl A. Trocki

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This volume examines Singapore's culture of control, exploring the city-state's colonial heritage as well as the forces that have helped to mould its current social landscape. Taking a comparative approach, Trocki demonstrates the links between Singapore's colonial past and independent present, focusing on the development of indigenous social and political movements. In particular, the book examines the efforts of Lee Yew Kuan, leader of the People's Action Party from 1959 until 1990, to produce major economic and social transformation. Trocki discusses how Singapore became a workers paradise, but what the city gained in material advancement it paid for in intellectual and cultural sterility. Based on the latest research, Singapore addresses the question of control in one of the most prosperous and dynamic economies in the world, providing a compelling history of post-colonial Singapore.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415263863
ISBN-10: 0415263867
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy by Carl A. Trocki Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy, Paperback (August 1999)

Engagingly written, with lay readers as much as specialists in mind, this book is fascinating reading for historians and social scientists as well as those involved in Asian studies or economic history.

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Author Biography - Carl A. Trocki

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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