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Title: DEALING WITH DISSENT: ELEMENTS OF STATE POWER AND RESISTANCE IN CONTEMPORARY SINGAPORE
Authors: HUANG JING YUN
Keywords: Dealing, Dissent, Singapore, Resistance, Power, State,
Issue Date: 2-Aug-2010
Source: HUANG JING YUN (2010-08-02). DEALING WITH DISSENT: ELEMENTS OF STATE POWER AND RESISTANCE IN CONTEMPORARY SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Given that Singapore is considered as a semi-authoritarian country, it is chosen as a case study to identify the pattern of the state¿s dealings with resistance and to seek answers to questions such as, ¿In what ways are resistance classified or recognized by the state?¿ ¿What are the recurring patterns of dealing with resistance?¿ ¿What is the discernible logic of domination behind and nuances amongst repressive methods?¿ This thesis argues that in dealing with dissent, the state uses a combination of symbolic measures and punitive methods which include ¿systemic regulations,¿ ¿making a case out of selected examples,¿ ¿influencing the public¿s opinion,¿ ¿safety valve,¿ and ¿exalting change.¿ Through the exposition of such methods, the author seeks to explore the patterns of dealing with dissent and the logic of the state¿s ways in countering and co-opting resistance.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/27905
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