The Ruling Elite of Singapore

The Ruling Elite of Singapore

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Michael Barr explores the complex and covert networks of power at work in one of the world's most prosperous countries a€“ the city-state of Singapore. He argues that the contemporary networks of power are a deliberate project initiated and managed by Lee Kuan Yew a€“ former prime minister and Singaporea€™s a€˜founding fathera€™ a€“ designed to empower himself and his family. Barr identifies the crucial institutions of power - including the countrya€™s sovereign wealth funds, and the government-linked companies a€“ together with five critical features that form the key to understanding the nature of the networks. He provides an assessment of possible shifts of power within the elite in the wake of Lee Kuan Yewa€™s son, Lee Hsien Loong, assuming power, and considers the possibility of a more fundamental democratic shift in Singaporea€™s political system.Networks of Power and Influence Michael D. Barr ... From such a starting point, a bright, fit young Chinese man is already in an advantageous position for networking: a likely candidate for entry into the exclusive a#39;Delta ... woman has demonstrated a#39;talenta#39; he, or occasionally she, needs to be socialised into the a#39;elite a#39;. In bothanbsp;...

Title:The Ruling Elite of Singapore
Author:Michael D. Barr
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2014-01-17


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