Singapore underwent substantial changes during the 14-year tenure of the country's second Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong (1990-2004). Coming after many years of growth and stability, the period brought to office a new generation of political leaders whose task was to sustain and build upon the policies of their predecessors. It was a challenging period, punctuated by the Asian financial crisis of 1998 and the SARS epidemic in 2003. The 45 essays collected in this volume review a range of issues from domestic politics and foreign policy to economic development, society, culture, the arts and media, and assess the legacy of Goh Chok Tong's premiership.
Bridget WELSH is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Singapore Management University. James CHIN is Foundation Head, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia Campus. Arun MAHIZHNAN is Deputy Director of the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore. TAN Tarn How is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore.