Singapore from Temasek to the 21st Century: Reinventing the Global City

Singapore from Temasek to the 21st Century: Reinventing the Global City

By: Karl Hack (author), Jean-Louis Margolin (author), Karine Delaye (author)Paperback

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In this volume, a group of international scholars examines the history of Singapore as a series of discontinuous and varied attempts by a shifting array of local and foreign elites to optimize advantages arising from the island's strategic location and overcome its lack of natural resources. Part I sets the scene by considering different ways of looking at the island's long-term history and evaluating Singapore as a global city. Part II provides a series of snapshots of Singapore between 14th and 21st centuries, positioning the island as a major node in regional and world history, and evaluating the local political and social structures that have underpinned the city's ability to function as a major urban centre and ensured its long-term survival.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789971695156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9789971695156
  • ISBN10: 9971695154

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