Nations and Nationalism, 15 (4)

 This is a rigorously researched book that focuses on the failures and shortcomings of the nation-building project being undertaken by Singapore’s ruling elites. … This book has a great deal to recommend it. It has been carefully researched and it offers in-depth analyses of the facets and mechanisms of elite formation and elite selection.

 This is a rigorously researched book that focuses on the failures and shortcomings of the nation-building project being undertaken by Singapore’s ruling elites. … This book has a great deal to recommend it. It has been carefully researched and it offers in-depth analyses of the facets and mechanisms of elite formation and elite selection. It is rich in information about Singapore and social theory and interesting in its analysis of elite governance and society. Much of this rings true even for those inclined to be much less critical of the Singapore system.

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