Michael D. Barr

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Constructing Singapore

Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project

This critical study of the politics of ethnicity and elitism in Singapore looks inside the ‘meritocratic’ system that produces the country’s political and administrative elite. Examining the education system from nursery though to university, it focuses on ethno-racial ascription but also considers personal power, connections, class and gender.