Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity And The Nation Building Project (Nordic Institute Of Asian Studies, Democracy In Asia) Michael D. Barr

ISBN: 9788776940287

Published: June 1st 2008

Hardcover

320 pages


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Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity And The Nation Building Project (Nordic Institute Of Asian Studies, Democracy In Asia)  by  Michael D. Barr

Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity And The Nation Building Project (Nordic Institute Of Asian Studies, Democracy In Asia) by Michael D. Barr
June 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9788776940287 | 6.39 Mb

Constructing Singapore studies Singaporean nation-building by focusing on two processes: elite formation and elite selection. It gives primary attention to the role that ethno-racial ascription plays in these processes, but also considers the inputMoreConstructing Singapore studies Singaporean nation-building by focusing on two processes: elite formation and elite selection.

It gives primary attention to the role that ethno-racial ascription plays in these processes, but also considers the input of personal connections, personal power, class, and gender. It is a study of the progress of Singapores state-sponsored nation-building project to its current state whereby a Singaporean version of Chinese ethno-nationalism has overwhelmed the discourse on national and Singaporean identity. Based upon archival research and formal interviews, this study unpacks the culture of elite governance in Lee Hsien Loongs Singapore today.



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