"Written to address the dearth of a succinct overview on Singapore politics. This introductory text looks at the factors that shape the island-republic's domestic politics, the key institutions and issues in the city-state, electoral power as well as the political direction Singapore is likely to take in a post-Lee Kuan Yew era. The specific institutions covered for discussion include the mass media, trade unions, civil service and grassroots organisations. The role of civil and civic society, including pressures for democratisation, is also examined. In addition, various new political issues--the importance of race, income equality and migration--and their implications are discussed. Finally, the linkage between Singapore's domestic and foreign policy is analysed"--
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ :
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.,
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-178) and index.