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Authoritarian rule of law : legislation, discourse, and legitimacy in Singapore

Author: Jothie Rajah
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies in law and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents an analysis of authoritarian legalism in Singapore.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jothie Rajah
ISBN: 9781107012417 1107012414 9781107634169 1107634164
OCLC Number: 748328273
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School, 2010, issued under the title Legislating illiberalism.
Description: xviii, 343 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Law, illiberalism and the Singapore case --
Law as discourse : theoretical and definitional parameters --
Punishing bodies, securing the nation : 1966 Vandalism Act --
Policing the press : the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act --
Policing lawyers : constraining citizenship : Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 1986 --
Policing religion : Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act --
Entrenching illiberalism : the 2009 Public Order Act --
Legislation, illiberalism and legitimacy.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in law and society.
Responsibility: Jothie Rajah.

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"In this superb volume, Rajah crafts the best account to date of ways political liberalism can be systematically dismantled in the name of the rule of law. By tracing key moments in Singapore's Read more...

 
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