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by Zlatko Skrbis,Michael D. Barr

eBook Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project (Democracy in Asia) ePub
Author: Zlatko Skrbis,Michael D. Barr
Language: English
ISBN: 8776940292
ISBN13: 978-8776940294
Publisher: NIAS Press; 1 edition (January 31, 2009)
Pages: 320
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.8
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that elitism and ethnicity have been at the core of Singapore’s nation-build

Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project, in: Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 28, 4, 133-137. Skrbiš, a sociologist at the University of Queensland, in their book Construct-. Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project. that elitism and ethnicity have been at the core of Singapore’s nation-build-. ing project, although both elements have undergone significant changes.

Constructing Singapore" studies Singaporean nation-building by focusing on two processes: elite formation and elite selection. It gives primary attention to the role that ethno-racial ascription plays in these processes, but also considers the input of personal connections, personal power, class and gender. It is a study of the progress of Singapore's state-sponsored nation-building project to its current state whereby a Singaporean version of Chinese ethno-nationalism has overwhelmed the discourse on national and Singaporean identity

The government ownership of the nation-building project, its micromanagement of everyday life and the .

The government ownership of the nation-building project, its micromanagement of everyday life and the role played by the elite are three fundamental elements in this complex and continuing process of construction of a nation. The intense triangulation of these elements and the pace of change they produce make Singapore one of the most intriguing specimens of nation building in the region.

Constructing Singapore book. i wonder what barr and skrbis would say today, about halimah yacob's recent presidential election, about the slowly growing number of non-chinese president's scholars, "In a country where the regime and the nation are conceptually almost inseparable," what happens to power and the relationship between its people and the nation?

Michael D. Barr, Zlatko Skrbiš. Singapore: Elitism, Patronage, and Ethnicity in Governance and Education.

Michael D. Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project. Barr’s and Skrbiš’s collaborative work goes beyond this well-worn path and delves deeper into the ideology of elitism and cultural identity in the making of Singapore Incorporated.

Recommend this journal. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies.

Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2008, ISBN 978-87-7694-029-4, 304 pages.

The government ownership of the nation-building project, its micromanagement of everyday life and the .

Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-building Project. Contesting Space in Colonial Singapore: Power Relations and the Urban Built Environment. ISBN 978-87-7694-029-4. ISBN 978-981-3065-46-8. ISBN 978-9971-69-268-1.

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Singapore has few natural resources, but, in a relatively short history, its economic and social development and transformation are nothing short of remarkable. Today Singapore is by far the most successful exemplar of material development in Southeast Asia and it often finds itself the envy of developed countries. Furthermore, over the last three and a half decades the ruling party has presided over the formation of a thriving community of Singaporeans who love and are proud of their country.

Nothing about these processes has been 'natural' in any sense of the word. Much of the country's investment in nation building has in fact gone into the selection, training nd formation of a ruling and administrative elite that reflects and will perpetuate its vision of the nation. The government ownership of the nation-building project, its micromanagement of everyday life and the role played by the elite are three fundamental elements in this complex and continuing process of construction of a nation. The intense triangulation of these elements and the pace of change they produce make Singapore one of the most intriguing specimens of nation building in the region.

In a critical study of the politics of ethnicity and elitism in Singapore,Constructing Singapore looks inside the supposedly 'meritocratic' system, from nursery school to university and beyond, that produces Singapore's political and administrative elite. Focusing on two processes - elite formation and elite selection - it gives primary attention to the role that ethno-racial ascription plays in these processes, but also considers the input of personal connections, personal power, class, and gender. The result is a study revealing much about how Singapore's elite-led nation-building project has reached its current state whereby a Singaporean version of Chinese ethno-nationalism has overwhelmed the discourse on national and Singaporean identity.

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