Debating Singapore: Reflective Essays

Debating Singapore: Reflective Essays
Derek da Cunha, editor
Date of publication:  1994
Publisher:  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages:  184
Code:  BM134
Soft Cover
ISBN: 9789813016828
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About the publication

Debating Singapore, a volume of thirty essays, offers perceptive observations, acerbic commentary and judicious critiques from academics and professionals on key economic, social and cultural issues that have shaped discourse on Singapore since 1990. Written between 1990 and 1994, these concise essays capture the essence of debate during a particular moment in time. They also convey a sense of the rapidity with which change, in both tangible and intangible dimensions, takes place in the Singapore of the 1990s.

Contents

  • Debating Singapore: Reflective Essays
    [Whole Publication, ISBN: 9789814379519]
  • Preliminary pages
  • PART I: ENTREE
  • 1. The Intellectual's Role in Society, by Derek da Cunha, author
  • PART II: DEMOCRACY UNDER SCRUTINY
  • 2. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Wealth, by Russell Heng, author
  • 3. Nominated MPs: Some Check is Better than No Check, by Walter Woon, author
  • 4. Foolish to Hamper Democracy's Growth, by Russell Heng, author
  • 5. A Minimum Working Hypothesis of Democracy for Singapore, by Janadas Devan , Geraldine Heng, authors
  • 6. For A Communitarian Democracy in Singapore, by Chua Beng Huat , author
  • PART III: DEBATING ETHNICITY, WELFARISM & POPULATION TRENDS
  • 7. Ethnic Peace: A Unique Contribution, by Raj Vasil, author
  • 8. An Ethnically Diverse Nation's Task, by Ling Mei Lim, author
  • 9. The Paradox of Ethnic-Based Selh-Help Groups, by Lily Zubaidah Rahim Ishak, author
  • 10. Welfarism & An Affluent Singapore, by Liew Kim Siong, author
  • 11. A Declining Birthrate, by Liak Teng Kiat, author
  • PART IV: ASPECTS OF SINGAPOREANNESS
  • 12. Comparing the Singaporean Undergraduate with the American, by Janadas Devan , author
  • 13. Kiasuism and the Withering Way of Singaporean Creativity, by David Chan Kum Wah, author
  • 14. Frugality Jockeys with Conspicuous Consumption, by P. Lim Pui Huen, author
  • 15. Is Singlish Becoming a Language of Prestige?, by Lee Gek Ling, author
  • 16. Where Gilded Youth are Lacking in Heart, by Derek da Cunha, author
  • Part V: Critiquing the Arts & Popular Culture
  • 17. What Sort of Culture Should Singapore Have?, by Philip Jeyaretnam, author
  • 18. The West, Popular Culture, & Singapore, by Sanjay Krishnan, author
  • 19. The Arts & the Market, by Stella Kon, author
  • 20. New Reach for Singapore's English-Language Theatre, by Robert Yeo, author
  • 21. Being Obsessed with Things Sexual in the Arts, by Geraldine Heng, Janadas Devan , authors
  • 22. Self-Congratulation: Hallmark of the Singapore Arts Scene, by Derek da Cunha, author
  • PART VI: URBANISM & THE SEARCH FOR SPACE
  • 23. Understanding a Society's Need for Space, by G.L. Ooi, author
  • 24. Key Urban Challenges Amidst Rapid Change, by P.G. Raman, author
  • 25. Eye on the Concept Plan, by John Keung, author
  • 26. A New Urbanism Communicated by Shopping Centres, by Yao Souchou, author
  • PART VII: THE ECONOMY: NEW DIRECTIONS, OLD PROBLEMS
  • 27. Corporate Networking: Where to Next?, by Arun Mahizhnan, author
  • 28. Creating a New Urban Elite for Singapore, by Toh Thian Ser, author
  • 29. Privitization May Not Be the Best Answer, by Anne Booth, author
  • 30. Domestic Enterprises: Levelling the Playing Field, by Tay Kheng Soon, author
  • 31. When Will Singapore Become a Developed Country?, by Norbert Wagner, author
  • The Contributors

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