The Political Economy of Social Control in Singapore

Political economy

Christopher Tremewan

1994
$59.92
ISBN: 978-0333588239

This study examines the development of Singapore's complex system of social regulation in relation to the phases of its economic strategy and political transition. It focuses on the way social control works through public housing and welfare, education, parliamentary politics and the law. It draws out the implications of such comprehensive control for political conflict. Popular explanations for Singapore's success and its status as a model for other developing countries are brought into question.