Managing Political Change in Singapore
The Elected Presidency
Edited by Lam Peng Er, Kevin Tan
Routledge – 1997 – 240 pages
Series: Politics in Asia
The Singapore parliament's creation of an elected presidency in 1991 was the biggest constitutional and political change in Singapore's modern era. This multi-disciplinary study gathers papers from leading scholars in law, history, political science and economics to examine how political change is managed in Singapore. It is an authoritative addition to debates surrounding the management of political change in developing countries more generally.
'The volume makes a valuable contribution to an increased understanding of what is a complex and somewhat novel political institution, its political context and the political and economic rationale behind its implementation. …it offers the reader a diverse range of viewpoints on this important political phenomenon. …On the whole this is an excellent contribution to the fields of both Singapore Studies and comparative constitutional legislation. It goes a long way towards increasing our understanding of Political change in Singapore and the nature of the PAP's constitutional response to these changes.' - Mark D. Fyles, The Pacific Review - 2001