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TitleImpressions of the Goh Chok Tong years in Singapore / edited by Bridget Welsh ... [et al.]
Imprint Singapore : NUS Press, National University of Singapore, 2009
Descript xxviii, 546 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


Part I: domestic politics -- succeeding charisma -- a journalist's note on a quiet rebel -- re-imagining the nation: Goh Chok Tong's Singapore -- public administration: change in style and continuity in policy -- Goh's consensus politics of authoritarian rule -- electoral battles and innovations: recovering lost ground -- constructing a "constructive" opposition -- pruning the Banyan tree? civil society in Goh's Singapore -- negotiating boundaries: OB markets and the law -- Part II: foreign relations and defence policy -- forging new frontiers: Goh Chok Tong's foreign policy legacy -- Goh Chok Tong the multilateralist -- connecting the dot: Singapore in ASEAN -- confronting the weight of history Singapore and key neighbours -- shooting rapids in Canoe: Singapore and great powers -- Goh to America: mirrored contradictory images -- maturing the Singapore armed forces: from poisonous shrimp to dolphin -- hardening national security: emergence of an agile scorpion -- Part III: economics and policy challenges -- transforming the engines of growth -- the economist Prime Minister -- spreading the benefits of growth and managing inequality -- educating the next generation -- prescribing new economic medicine for healthcare -- bolstering population growth: from babies to immigrants -- reshaping urban space: from a tropical to global city -- moving from survival to sustainability in the environment -- Part IV: society -- nabigating transnationalism: immigration and reconfigured ethnicity -- sailing a steady ship: Goh's multiculturalism -- Chinese-Singapore identity: subtle change amidst continuity -- dilemma and Anguish of the Chinese-educated -- a new dawn in PAP-Malay relations? -- winning over the Malay community: politics of engagement -- the man who nurtured Indians and started the India fever -- women in the Goh era: chartering empowerment? -- soft exterior, hard core: policies towards gays -- networked society in an intelligent island: laying the foundation -- Part V: culture -- to the market: cultural policy amidst contestation -- liberalising culture -- no news here: media in subordination -- curious connections: and PM Goh -- Singapore sports: heyday, hollowness and new heights -- broadening horisons: emergence of contemporary art in Singapore -- redegining the national museum: new reflections on heritage -- reviving Singapore cinema: new perspectives -- missed opportunities for a humane style Singapore architecture

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