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Author Teo, You Yenn

Title Neoliberal Morality in Singapore : How Family Policies Make State and Society
Published Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (185 pages)
Series Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series.
Contents Neoliberal Morality in Singapore How family policies make state and society; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; List of photographs; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1 Let's apply for a flat: the state and family in Singapore; 2 Paradoxes of state rule; 3 "Typically Singaporean": producing Singaporean society; 4 Singaporeans complain: producing the state through the limits of dissent; 5 Family/culture as constraint: the production of a conservative political culture; 6 Neoliberal morality; Appendix A: Studying a big state and a "docile" society; Appendix B: Interview schedule; Notes
Summary This book examines the production of a set of institutionalized relationships and ethical meanings that link citizens to each other and the state. The book focuses on the case of Singapore to illustrate that the ways in which questions of culture and morality are resolved matter: they establish state-society relations that render paradoxes and inequalities acceptable, and that form the basis of national political culture
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Subject Family policy -- Singapore
Social engineering -- Singapore
Family policy.
Social engineering.
Social policy.
Singapore -- Social policy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203808827