Singapore's National Day Rally speech: A site of ideological negotiation

  title={Singapore's National Day Rally speech: A site of ideological negotiation},
  author={Kenneth Tan},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={292 - 308}
  • K. Tan
  • Published 3 July 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Asia
Abstract This article analyses the inaugural National Day Rally speeches of three Singapore prime ministers. It locates these speeches in the continuous ideological work that the People's Action Party (PAP) government has to do in order to maintain consensus and forge new alliances among classes and social forces that are being transformed by globalisation. Increasingly, these speeches have had to deal with the contradictions between nation-building and the tensions between the liberal and… 
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