Tag Archives: Singapore

Production Politics and Migrant Labour

In a new review, labour specialist Andrew Brown reviews Production Politics and Migrant Labour Regimes: Guest Workers in Asia and the Gulf by Charanpal Singh Bal (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1355407), published by Palgrave Macmillan. Brown states that this “excellent book” helps us … Continue reading

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Defiance in Singapore

Editor emeritus of JCA, Peter Limqueco has contributed a new review. He takes a look at Living in a Time of Deception (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1243253) by former political prisoner Poh Soo Kai and edited by Hong Lysa. Published in Singapore and … Continue reading

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Issue 1 for 2016 published

The latest issue of the Journal of Contemporary Asia is now available online. The issue includes five research articles, two review articles and ten book reviews. This is an unusual issue as we move to a new format in the … Continue reading

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Ordinariness and Singapore

Well-known analyst of contemporary Singapore politics Michael Barr is at Australia’s Flinders University. In his new article at the Journal of Contemporary Asia, “Ordinary Singapore: The Decline of Singapore Exceptionalism” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1051387), Barr takes on the Singapore ruling elite’s claims … Continue reading

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Lee Kuan Yew

With the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, it is worth recalling some of JCA’s critical scholarship on Singapore and Lee over the years. Here’s just some of it: The Ideology of Pragmatism: Neo-liberal Globalisation and Political Authoritarianism in Singapore, Kenneth … Continue reading

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Latest issue of JCA available

The latest issue of JCA, available on line and soon going to print, is Volume 45, No. 1, for 2015. The contents are: An Appreciation: Peter Limqueco by Kevin Hewison (available for free download next week and with a separate … Continue reading

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Free reading, big downloads

Readers who visit our website might want to click the button “Most Read Articles.” Clicking through tho the papers, readers get a list of 10 articles. Of these, 8 can be freely downloaded. These free papers cover a range of … Continue reading

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