Title

Angst, anxieties, and anger in a global city: Coping with and rightsizing the immigration imperative in Singapore

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2014

Abstract

Singapore was, and remains, an immigrant society. Its immigration policy is heavily inflected by a pervasive sense of insecurity and economic vulnerability. Immigration in Singapore reflects two competing, perhaps even conflicting, anxieties. One is the state’s anxiety that if the population is not topped up adequately, quantitatively and qualitatively, then Singapore will go down the path of economic malaise, social vulnerability, and political irrelevance. Thus, the policy imperative to keep the immigration doors open must be abidingly strong and not waver.

Keywords

Immigration, immigration policy, foreign labor, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Labor and Employment Law

Publication

Immigration in Singapore

Editor

Norman Vasu, Yeap Su Yin & Chan Wen Ling

First Page

37

Last Page

66

ISBN

9789089646651

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press

City or Country

Amsterdam

Additional URL

http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789089646651

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