Authoritarianism and Transition to Democracy in a Third World State

@inproceedings{Wong1991AuthoritarianismAT,
  title={Authoritarianism and Transition to Democracy in a Third World State},
  author={Loong Wong},
  year={1991}
}
The celebrated rapid economic development in Singapore has been accompanied by growing authoritarianism under the leadership of the People's Action Party. This paper suggests that authoritarian rule in Singapore is not of the bureaucratic-authoritarian kind identified with Latin American countries. Singapore's history, integration into the world economy, and the development of its polity have made its form of control unique. Its recent attempt at democratic transition is state-led, although… CONTINUE READING