Angst, anxieties, and anger in a global city: Coping with and rightsizing the immigration imperative in Singapore
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.
Immigration, immigration policy, foreign labor, Singapore
Asian Studies | Labor and Employment Law
Immigration in Singapore
Norman Vasu, Yeap Su Yin & Chan Wen Ling
Amsterdam University Press
City or Country
TAN, Eugene K. B..
Angst, anxieties, and anger in a global city: Coping with and rightsizing the immigration imperative in Singapore. (2014). Immigration in Singapore. 37-66. Research Collection School Of Law.
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