Garry Rodan

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7 Jan 2010

While there has been a lull in the debate over 'Asian values' since the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, the concept never disappeared.

The development of a regional human-rights commission constitutes a fresh battleground where competing views are playing out. As in the past, the...


15 Nov 2006

The Singapore government hoped for significant returns when it invested approximately $85 million to host the September 2006 meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. After all, the 16,000 delegates represented a captive audience to promote the Singapore’s finance and tourism industries. What...


30 Jun 2006

The capacity of the People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore to continually reproduce an authoritarian regime stands in sharp contrast with the situation in Taiwan and South Korea. Yet there is nothing theoretically exceptional to this case. Singapore’s political institutions, as elsewhere, are the product...



10 May 2006

Despite strong economic growth, election handouts and law suits against opposition candidates, the ruling party lost support last Saturday, writes Garry Rodan

SINGAPORE prime minister Lee Hsien Loong can rightly claim a strong mandate after leading the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) to another...


15 Feb 2006

Garry Rodan and Kanishka Jayasuriya argue that governments in the region need to be identified not in terms of institutional attributes but in terms of the spaces of political participation they establish through which certain forms of conflicts are managed, ameliorated or contained.

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