By-elections in Singapore have played a different role depending on whether the country can be characterized as a hegemonic or competitive authoritarian regime. During the former, the ruling party was able to instrumentalize by-elections for leadership renewal and enhance its power. Conversely, they aided opposition parties as well, providing them a training ground.
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Research Article| August 01 2014
The Significance of By-elections for Political Change in Singapore’s Authoritarian Regime
Asian Survey (2014) 54 (4): 725–748.
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Stephan Ortmann; The Significance of By-elections for Political Change in Singapore’s Authoritarian Regime. Asian Survey 1 August 2014; 54 (4): 725–748. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.4.725
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