Book Review: Barr, Michael D.: The Ruling Elite of Singapore: Networks of Power and Influence

Jan Seifert


Book Review of the monograph by Barr, Michael D. (2014), The Ruling Elite of Singapore: Networks of Power and Influence. London: I. B. Tauris, ISBN-13 978-1780762340, 224 pages. 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.

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