Impressions of the Goh Chok Tong Years in Singapore

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Edited by Bridget Welsh, James Chin, Arun Mahizhnan and Tan Tarn How

Singapore experienced substantial changes during the 14-year tenure of the country's second Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong (1990-2004). Coming after a long period of growth and stability, the period brought to office a new generation of political leaders who faced the task of sustaining and building upon the policies of their predecessors. There were social and cultural initiatives and significant challenges to the economy arising from the Asian crisis of 1998 and the SARS outbreak in 2003. This volume examines the changes that took place during the Goh premiership and assesses its legacy. The 45 essays in the volume review a range of issues from domestic politics and foreign policy to economic development, society, culture, the arts and media.


Bridget WELSH is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Singapore Management University.

James CHIN is Foundation Head, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia Campus.

Arun MAHIZHNAN is Deputy Director of the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore.

TAN Tarn How is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore.

Publication Year: 2009
579 pages, 257mm x 180mm 

ISBN: 978-9971-69-396-1, Paperback
ISBN: 978-9971-69-409-8, Hardback

NUS Press and Institute of Policy Studies