Illiberal democracy and the future of opposition in Singapore

  title={Illiberal democracy and the future of opposition in Singapore},
  author={Hussin Mutalib},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={313 - 342}
  • H. Mutalib
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
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