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The Resource Singapore : unlikely power, John Curtis Perry

Singapore : unlikely power, John Curtis Perry

Label
Singapore : unlikely power
Title
Singapore
Title remainder
unlikely power
Statement of responsibility
John Curtis Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life of Singapore as an independent nation since 1965 has coincided with explosive growth, both of world trade and world wealth. Trade, heavily seaborne, now contributes more than half of global GNP. Largely by exploiting changing uses of the ocean, Singapore has grown remarkably rich. Constant and continuing comment in the media concerning Singapore's dramatic economic and organizational achievement has yet to find its way into a book, and this one is the first to put the story of Singapore into a global maritime context, describing and analyzing how, despite many life-threatening crises, Singapore, by using the sea, survived and prospered far beyond even its own expectations. Putting priority upon economic development and maintaining the social and economic stability that Singapore's authoritarian government has thought necessary to achieve this growth has provoked heated controversy both among Singaporeans and outside observers. Although opposition is too weak to challenge the government successfully, the struggle to define an acceptable balance between freedom and control continues. This question takes on a universal concern, intensified in our age of terrorism with its new challenges to order and stability. To what extent does authority stifle creativity?"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, John Curtis
Dewey number
330.95957
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC445.8
LC item number
.P46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic development
  • Shipping
  • Harbors
  • Authoritarianism
  • Social stability
  • Crises
  • Social change
  • Authoritarianism
  • Commerce
  • Crises
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • Harbors
  • Politics and government
  • Shipping
  • Social change
  • Social stability
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
Label
Singapore : unlikely power, John Curtis Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780190469504
Lccn
2016022371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2789147
  • (OCoLC)951778594
  • (OCoLC)ocn951778594
  • 2781053
  • 2789147
Label
Singapore : unlikely power, John Curtis Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780190469504
Lccn
2016022371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2789147
  • (OCoLC)951778594
  • (OCoLC)ocn951778594
  • 2781053
  • 2789147

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