While the Singapore government has sought to construct the elected presidency as an institution critical to Singapore’s political system, the result in fact forces the institution to contradict itself. This paradox has important implications for politics in a post–Lee Hsien Loong Singapore.
The People’s Action Party and the Singapore Presidency in 2017: Understanding the Contradictions between State Discourse and State Practice
Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman is an Assistant Professor and Researcher in the Malaysia Programme at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, Prashant Waikar; The People’s Action Party and the Singapore Presidency in 2017: Understanding the Contradictions between State Discourse and State Practice. Asian Survey 1 April 2019; 59 (2): 382–405. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.2.382
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