This book examines the staying power of the People's Action Party, a political party that has governed Singapore since June 1959. A political titan with few chinks in its armour, the party has kept winning elections under three prime ministers and Singapore is about to witness a transition to the fourth prime minister
This book is your handbook to the most important issues facing Singapore, as co-created by New Naratif's Singaporean community. In August 2019, New Naratif launched The Citizens' Agenda. As an independent, reader-funded publication, we wanted to find out what our Singaporean readers care about, and use those concerns to guide our coverage,
Understanding Singapore Politics is written to address the dearth of a succinct overview on Singapore politics. This introductory text looks at the factors that shape the island-republic's domestic politics, the key institutions and issues in the city-state, electoral power as well as the political direction Singapore is likely to take in a post-Lee Kuan Yew era. The specific institutions covered for discussion include the mass media, trade unions, civil service and grassroots organisations.