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Author Aljunied, Syed Mohammed Ad'ha, author

Title Securitising Singapore : state power and global threats management / Syed Mohammed Ad'ha Aljunied
Edition First edition
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series
Contents Theory and method -- Securing Singapore I : national security foundations, politics of state and nation building, civil-military relations and global city discourse -- Securing Singapore II : globalisation and national security evolution -- Infocomm sector securitisation -- Health sector securitisation -- Climate-environment sector securitisation
Summary "Aljunied examines how the Singaporean government developed a comprehensive state-society strategic relationship by 'securitising' vital policy areas due to Singapore's vulnerability as a global city-state. In the 21st Century, the Singaporean government has strategically renewed an existing form of authoritarian rule by 'militarising' national security governance. The overall effect is to widen and deepen state power. Senior military-trained civilian political leaders and bureaucrats use military personnel, command and control, terminology and strategy of war to deal with non-traditional security challenges leading to the state's further domination over civil liberty and civil society. Aljunied analyses the information and communication, health, and climate-environment sectors. The case studies highlight the way the Singaporean government has used varying forms of political engagement, surveillance, and legislation to limit civil liberty and inhibit the development of civil society. A valuable resource for researchers and students of Singapore Studies as well as for Security Studies readers with an interest in the Global-Local nexus in a small state context. This book is a pioneering scholarly effort on the national security framework and the use of non-traditional security discourse to strengthen state power and social stability at the expense of political liberalism"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Syed Mohammed Ad'ha Aljunied holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia
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Subject Civil-military relations -- Singapore
Human security -- Singapore
National security -- Singapore
Singapore -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Civil-military relations.
Human security.
Military policy.
National security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
Singapore -- Military policy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429292058