Defining Singapore : reconciling the national narrative and global city ehtos
Kuah, Adrian W. J
Date of Issue2012
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Singapore's national conversations have focused as much attention to issues of the Singaporean identity, national values, rootedness and the sense of belonging, as they have to bread-and-butter issues of economic growth, jobs and housing. This ground-up interest in the national narrative m ay be a reaction to Singapore's drive to be a global, networked and open city that points to an emerging tension with its nation-building enterprise.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS commentaries, 196-12