Civil Society And The State In Singapore

by Soon, Carol; Gillian Koh (Eds.)

Civil Society And The State In Singapore

Price:  US$32.40   (SGD45.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 293 pages
Published:  2017, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781786342461
SB#:  059906 (111)

About This Book

Set within the context of rising political pluralism among the citizenry, bold ground-up conflict between the governing and the governed, and increasing adoption of the Internet and new media, the Institute of Policy Studies organised a Civil Society Conference on 11 November 2013. This collection provides a nuanced analysis of Singapore civil society's development over more than a decade and combines insights from experts from different domains, and sets out an agenda for the further development. The first section discusses the different approaches and philosophies that underpin civil society - engagement, collaboration, and ideological tensions. The second section examines change agents - technology, people, and politics - and their impact on civil society. The third section explores the future of civil society, in the areas of the non-profit sector, civic education, youth activism, legislation, and finally, ethnicity. The book provides the state-of-play in the civil society landscape and this should be of interest to watchers of political development in a soft authoritarian polity making its transition towards greater democratisation.

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