Singapore in the Malay World: Building and Breaching by Lily Zubaidah Rahim

By Lily Zubaidah Rahim

Relations among Singapore and her instant Malay neighbours were perennially fraught with rigidity and false impression. In making experience of this complicated dating, Lily Rahim explores the salience of historic animosities and aggressive monetary pressures, and Singapore’s janus-faced defense and international fiscal coverage orientation and ‘regional outsider’ advanced. concentrating on Singapore’s family members with Malaysia, the publication additionally examines the Indonesian size in bilateral family. It highlights the paradoxical similarities within the nation-building techniques of Singapore and Malaysia. the writer displays severely on delicate matters reminiscent of the rhetoric and fact of meritocracy and multiracialism in Singapore, and analyses the city-state’s susceptible local smooth energy credentials and attractiveness as a political laggard regardless of its financial achievements.

Incorporating views and frameworks from the disciplines of comparative politics, quarter stories, diplomacy, political financial system and heritage, this multidisciplinary examine deals groundbreaking insights into the best way the neighboring states of Singapore and Malaysia see themselves, one another, the quarter and past. This publication should be of specific curiosity to prepared observers of Southeast Asian politics.

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