New book review out – Singapore’s elite politics

In my latest book review I look at Michael Barr’s excellent read about Singaporean elite politics: With The Ruling Elite of Singapore, Barr makes a significant contribution to the understanding of Singapore’s opaque governance and political elite. At a time of epochal political changes in Singapore comes this excellent analysis of the inner system of the city-state’s power centre. Thanks to its clear structure and accessible style, Barr’s work will be appreciated not only by scholars but also by a wider audience with a general interest in Singapore’s politics and history. The book reads very well in connection with Donald Low’s “Hard Choices” criticism of current policies from his insider perspective.Journal Logo

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