Multiracialism and Meritocracy in Singapore: Conventional Wisdom Reconsidered
Singapore has become widely known as a successful experiment in multiracialism and meritocracy. The apparently successful management of ethnic relations in Singapore has been attributed to the ostensibly race-blind vision of its leaders. In his talk, Eugene Tan will challenge this orthodox interpretation. He will argue instead that Singapore's rulers have not only been acutely aware of ethnicity and its importance. They have intentionally mobilized race, culture, and language as key political resources to ensure that Singapore remains a sophisticated, authoritarian, developmental state.
Asian Studies | Law and Politics | Race and Ethnicity
Law, Society and Governance
Asia Pacific Research Center's Southeast Asia Forum
TAN, Eugene K. B..
Multiracialism and Meritocracy in Singapore: Conventional Wisdom Reconsidered. (2004). Asia Pacific Research Center's Southeast Asia Forum. Research Collection School Of Law.
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