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    DescriptionRelations between Singapore and her immediate Malay neighbours have been perennially fraught with tension and misunderstanding. In making sense of this complex relationship, Lily Rahim explores the salience of historical animosities and competitive economic pressures, and Singapore's janus-faced security and foreign economic policy orientation and 'regional outsider' complex. Focusing on Singapore's relations with Malaysia, the book also examines the Indonesian dimension in bilateral relations. It highlights the paradoxical similarities in the nation-building approaches of Singapore and Malaysia. The author reflects critically on sensitive issues such as the rhetoric and reality of meritocracy and multiracialism in Singapore, and analyses the city-state's weak regional soft power credentials and reputation as a political laggard despite its economic achievements. Incorporating perspectives and frameworks from the disciplines of comparative politics, area studies, international relations, political economy and history, this multidisciplinary study offers groundbreaking insights into the way in which the neighboring states of Singapore and Malaysia see themselves, each other, the region and beyond. This book will be of particular interest to keen observers of Southeast Asian politics.


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    Title
    Singapore in the Malay World
    Subtitle
    Building and Breaching Regional Bridges
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lily Zubaidah Rahim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 384 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415610490
    ISBN 10: 0415610494
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL, JPS
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000
    LC classification: JZ
    DC22: 327.59570595
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    Thema V1.0: JPS, JBSL
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    14 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lily Zubaidah Rahim is a Senior Lecturer in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is a specialist in the comparative politics of Southeast Asia, with a particular research interest in the politics of identity, authoritarian governance, regionalism and reformist Islam in Southeast Asia.
    Table of contents
    1. Singapura: Siapa nama kamu? Di-mana awak tinggal? 2. Remembering and Forgetting: Nusantara Malays in the Singaporean National Imagination 3. Competing and Comparable Paradigms of Authoritarian Nation-Building 4. The Frightened Country and the Geopolitics of Insecurity 5. The Politics of Economic Competition and Cooperation 6. The Singa and Garuda: From Kiasu to Soft Power Diplomacy? Conclusion: Paradoxes and Diplomatic Blowbacks