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dc.contributor.authorChan, Mervyn Jing Weien_US
dc.identifier.citationChan, M. J. W. (2022). Absolute control: why the SAF does not intervene in domestic politics. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
dc.description.abstractIn a region where Armed Forces often intervene in domestic politics, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has emerged as one of the strongest military forces in the region, yet oddly remaining in barracks throughout the entirety of Singapore’s independence. In this paper, I will attempt to explain the puzzle of the lack of SAF intervention in Singaporean domestic politics. I attribute this anomaly to the barriers and routes to power for members of the SAF Officer Corps, creating clear channels for office-seeking SAF Officers to fulfil their political ambitions outside of the SAF, and the general lack of will within the SAF and its Officer Corps to seize power. I will also contrast the SAF to the Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTARF), to further reinforce the arguments in this paper.en_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Political science::Political institutions::Asia::Singaporeen_US
dc.titleAbsolute control: why the SAF does not intervene in domestic politicsen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorKei Kogaen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Global Affairsen_US
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