Radically Open to Radically Closed: The End of Agonism in Post-Colonial Singapore

@inproceedings{Matijasevich2019RadicallyOT,
  title={Radically Open to Radically Closed: The End of Agonism in Post-Colonial Singapore},
  author={David Matijasevich},
  year={2019}
}
This chapter explores the nature of radical democratic possibilities in Singapore between 1945 and 1970. This was the period in which Singapore’s anti-colonial forces such as the militant trade unions and political parties (including the eventual governing People’s Action Party, PAP) were contesting the British colonial authorities, and each other, for control of the island. Though instances of political contention were frequently able to unfold in an agonistic manner between 1945 and 1963… Expand