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The Ruling Elite Of Singapore

Author : Michael D. Barr
ISBN : 9780857735768
Genre : Political Science
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Michael Barr explores the complex and covert networks of power at work in one of the world's most prosperous countries – the city-state of Singapore. He argues that the contemporary networks of power are a deliberate project initiated and managed by Lee Kuan Yew – former prime minister and Singapore’s ‘founding father’ – designed to empower himself and his family. Barr identifies the crucial institutions of power - including the country’s sovereign wealth funds, and the government-linked companies – together with five critical features that form the key to understanding the nature of the networks. He provides an assessment of possible shifts of power within the elite in the wake of Lee Kuan Yew’s son, Lee Hsien Loong, assuming power, and considers the possibility of a more fundamental democratic shift in Singapore’s political system.

The Ruling Elite Of Singapore

Author : Michael D. Barr
ISBN : 1780762348
Genre : History
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Michael Barr explores the complex and covert networks of power at work in one of the world's most prosperous countries – the city-state of Singapore. He argues that the contemporary networks of power are a deliberate project initiated and managed by Lee Kuan Yew – former prime minister and Singapore's "founding father" – designed to empower himself and his family. Barr identifies the crucial institutions of power - including the country's sovereign wealth funds, and the government-linked companies – together with five critical features that form the key to understanding the nature of the networks. He provides an assessment of possible shifts of power within the elite in the wake of Lee Kuan Yew's son, Lee Hsien Loong, assuming power, and considers the possibility of a more fundamental democratic shift in Singapore's political system.

The Ruling Elite Of Singapore

Author : Michael D. Barr
ISBN : 6169195401
Genre : Power (Social sciences)
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In The Name Of The People

Author : Lara Pawson
ISBN : 9781780769059
Genre : History
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On 27th May 1977, a small demonstration against the MPLA, the ruling party of Angola - led to the slaughter of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people. These dreadful reprisals are little talked of in Angola today - and virtually unknown outside the country. In this book, journalist Lara Pawson tracks down the story of what really happened in the aftermath of that fateful day. In a series of vivid encounters, she talks to eyewitnesses, victims and even perpetrators of the violent and confusing events of the 27th May and the following weeks and months. From London to Lisbon to Luanda, she meets those who continue to live in the shadow of the appalling events of 40 years ago and who - in most cases - have been too afraid to speak about them before. As well as shedding light on the events of 1977, this book contributes to a deeper understanding of modern Angola - its people and its politics; past, present and future.

Leaders Of Singapore

Author : Melanie Chew
ISBN : 9789814719452
Genre : Business & Economics
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Singapore is a unique city-state, an economic miracle, a political phenomenon. Many marvel at her very existence. How did Singapore survive? Who built this country? What is the secret of her success? Leaders of Singapore is a fascinating account of the history and development of Singapore from 1945 to 1995, narrated in personal, forthright terms by her most prominent citizens. In a series of remarkable and revealing interviews, Singapore's most famous, most powerful and wealthiest men and women reveal the mysteries and intrigues of the past, describe the triumphs and tragedies which shaped their lives, and share their strategies for success and achievement. This is a pioneering work. It goes beyond any other work in exploring and explaining, through the voices of her people, the source of Singapore's achievements: the Leaders of Singapore and their relentless, uncompromising and often brutal fight for survival. Prominent personalities in LEADERS OF SINGAPORE include the founders of the People's Action Party: Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Keng Swee, Toh Chin Chye and S Rajaratnam, Lim Chin Siong, David Marshall, Devan Nair and Ong Pang Boon, who gathered in Lee Kuan Yew's smoke-filled Oxley Road basement, plotting revolution. They appear side-by-side with the original billionaires Lee Kong Chian, Tan Lark Sye, Tan Siak Kew, Runme Shaw, CK Tang, Ko Teck Kin, Kwek Hong Png, Ng Teng Fong, YC Chang, Tan Chin Tuan and Wee Cho Yaw. and a generation of nation-builders, activists, and artists who braved the initial shock of independence in 1966, and worked to ensure that Singapore survived, thrived, and prospered. Singapore's sages ? men like Lim Kim San, Michael Wong Pakshong, Wee Chong Jin, Lim Chong Yah, Arthur Lim and Liu Kang ? describe their challenges, failures and successes, and share nuggets of wisdom on survival, success, and life. Contents:Leaders of SingaporeBrave New World 1945?1955The Struggle for Singapore 1955?1965Creating a Nation 1965?1975Global City 1975?1985Thoughts on Retirement 1985?1995 Readership:General public interested in Singapore leaders and history. Key Features:LEADERS OF SINGAPORE tells the history of Singapore through the eyes, voices, and emotions of the original founding fathers of the country, who laid down the values, infrastructure, and operating principles which took Singapore from its founding in 1965 to its 50th Anniversary in 2015Throughout the book, historian Melanie Chew was crafted a true history of Singapore which is readable and engaging, as well as accurate and scholarly, delivering above all a good story, well toldFor the month of August 2015, the book will be available to all Singaporeans free of charge, by e-book download from the World Scientific Publishing website, as the author's gift to the nation in celebration of its 50th AnniversaryKeywords:Singapore;Singapore Pioneers;Singapore Business Leaders;History;Political Leadership;Lee Kuan Yew;Goh Keng Swee;Tan Lark Sye;Lee Kong Chian;Ko Teck Kin;Parkcane C Hwang;Tan Siak Kew;Runme Shaw;Tang Choon Keng;Rajabali Jumabhoy;David Marshall;Toh Chin Chye;CV Devan Nair;Lim Chin Siong;Lee Siew Choh;S Rajaratnam;Lim Kim San;Ong Pang Boon;Yusof Ishak;Wee Chong Jin;Tan Boon Teik;Lim Chong Yah;Winston Choo;Tan Chin Tuan;Wee Cho Yaw;Ng Teng Fong;Kwek Hong Png;Michael Fam;Michael Wong Pakshong;Chang Yun Chong;Alfred Wong;Ng Cheong Ling;Arthur S M Lim;S Shan Ratnam;Choo Hoey;Liu Kang;Lee Siot Tin;Syed Isa bin Semait

Superhubs

Author : Sandra Navidi
ISBN : 9781857889796
Genre : Business & Economics
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ONE OF BLOOMBERG'S BEST BOOKS, 2016 FOREWORD BY NOURIEL ROUBINI $UPERHUBS is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how the world's most powerful titans, the -superhubs- pull the levers of our global financial system. Combining insider's knowledge with principles of network science, Sandra Navidi offers a startling new perspective on how superhubs build their powerful networks and how their decisions impact all our lives. $UPERHUBS reveals what happens at the exclusive, invitation-only platforms - The World Economic Forum in Davos, the meetings of the International Monetary Fund, think-tank gatherings and exclusive galas. This is the most vivid portrait to date of the global elite: the bank CEOs, fund managers, billionaire financiers and politicians who, through their interlocking relationships and collective influence are transforming our increasingly fragile financial system, economy and society.

Gaza Under Hamas

Author : Bjorn Brenner
ISBN : 9781784537777
Genre : Gaza Strip
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Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by Israel, the EU, the USA and the UN. It has made itself notorious for its violent radicalism and uncompromising rejection of the Jewish state. So after its victory in the 2006 elections the world was watching. How would Hamas govern? Could an Islamist group without any experience of power - and with an unwavering ideology - manage to deal with day-to-day realities on the ground? Bjorn Brenner investigates what happened after the elections and puts the spotlight on the people over whom Hamas rules, rather than on its ideas. Lodging with Palestinian families and experiencing their daily encounters with Hamas, he offers an intimate perspective of the group as seen through local eyes. The book is based on hard-to-secure interviews with a wide range of key political and security figures in the Hamas administration, as well as with military commanders and members of the feared Qassam Brigades. Brenner has also sought out those that Hamas identifies as local trouble makers: the extreme Salafi-Jihadis and members of the now more quiescent mainstream Fatah party led by Mahmoud Abbas. The book provides a new interpretation of one of the most powerful forces in the Israel-Palestine arena, arguing that the Gazan Islamists carry a potential to be much more flexible and pragmatic than anticipated - if they would think they stand to gain from it. Gaza under Hamas investigates the key challenges to Hamas's authority and reveals why and in what ways ideology comes second to power consolidation.

Attlee S War

Author : Robert Crowcroft
ISBN : 9780857730022
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As deputy prime minister of Britain's coalition government during World War II, Clement Attlee became one of the most powerful figures in British politics and subsequently played a crucial role in the reshaping of the post-war party-political landscape. The architect of Labour’s entry into the wartime coalition, Attlee came to straddle the workings of government to a unique degree. Unmatched in his range of influence, he dominated party politics; directed a doctrinal struggle within the coalition; and even sought to create the conditions for a cross-party alliance to be maintained after the war. His goal was to carve out a position of greater strength than Labour had ever occupied before and he succeeded when he led his party to power in July 1945. No public figure did more to manage the new political system created in the wartime conditions of 1940 and the post-war election marked the beginning of a decisive shift toward the policies and doctrines of the Labour party, which would endure well into the latter half of the twentieth century. Robert Crowcroft here examines the political leadership of the unsung architect behind the development of wartime politics and the rise of the Labour party: Clement Attlee. Attlee’s role in the Labour party’s political dominance during and after the war has been overlooked by a generation of historians. Crowcroft here re-examines Attlee’s influence, contextualizing his political manoeuvres and casting him as the central player in the attempts to plan for and mould the inter-party dynamics of post-war politics. From the parliamentary debate on ‘appeasement’ to the vast expansion of government on the home front, Crowcroft follows Attlee’s political positioning and enduring influence within the context of his political environment. The war serves as a window into his evolution as a political leader - and provides a point of departure for a unique study of the strategic, tactical, and doctrinal goals of the party’s senior figures. Attlee’s War mounts a challenge to the popular image of Attlee as a reticent collegiate, and unravels his elusive path to power. Not a biography but a study in ‘leadership’, this book will appeal to all those interested in modern British history and major political figures.

Singapore

Author : James Michael Baker
ISBN : 083682346X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides an overview of the geography, history, government, lifestyle, language, art, and food of Singapore, exploring its customs and current issues.

The Power Elite

Author : C. Wright Mills
ISBN : 0199756333
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1956, The Power Elite stands as a contemporary classic of social science and social criticism. C. Wright Mills examines and critiques the organization of power in the United States, calling attention to three firmly interlocked prongs of power: the military, corporate, and political elite. The Power Elite can be read as a good account of what was taking place in America at the time it was written, but its underlying question of whether America is as democratic in practice as it is in theory continues to matter very much today. What The Power Elite informed readers of in 1956 was how much the organization of power in America had changed during their lifetimes, and Alan Wolfe's astute afterword to this new edition brings us up to date, illustrating how much more has changed since then. Wolfe sorts out what is helpful in Mills' book and which of his predictions have not come to bear, laying out the radical changes in American capitalism, from intense global competition and the collapse of communism to rapid technological transformations and ever changing consumer tastes. The Power Elite has stimulated generations of readers to think about the kind of society they have and the kind of society they might want, and deserves to be read by every new generation.

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