Straits Times Press Books :: Reference :: SINGAPORE CHRONICLES: DIPLOMACY

SINGAPORE CHRONICLES: DIPLOMACY

SINGAPORE CHRONICLES: DIPLOMACY

SINGAPORE CHRONICLES: DIPLOMACY
SINGAPORE CHRONICLES
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press are jointly launching the Singapore Chronicles series in 2015. This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore. Covering a wide range of subjects, from the philosophical to the mundane, the fundamental to the practical, these Singapore Chronicles titles include Constitution, Presidency, Housing, Transport, Demography, CPF, Sports and Food. Each volume in this series will serve as a primer on the subject.

Written by leading experts, they will focus on key aspects of the subject, providing analysis as well as an historical account. Readers will gain an insight into what makes Singapore tick and also why it has chosen certain “paths un-trodden”.

DIPLOMACY
Diplomacy has played a significant part in Singapore’s success story abroad over the past 50 years. This book shows how Singapore has dealt with many daunting challenges: separation from Malaysia; Independence; Communist insurgency; racial tensions; confrontation with immediate neighbours; wars in Southeast Asia; oil shocks and financial crises; the waxing and waning of major powers; and terrorism, pandemics and transboundary pollution. Singapore’s diplomacy has distinctively combined the characteristics of overcoming vulnerability; linking national security with economic development; being proactive in international affairs; and emphasising cooperation with multiple partners. The book also derives lessons from the past half-century that can help Singapore develop even more agile diplomatic responses and far-sighted strategic planning.

Contents
Foreword
Introduction
1. De-colonisation and Separation: Overcoming Vulnerabilities,
Maintaining Non-alignment
2. Balancing Great Powers, Promoting Regionalism
3. Plugging into the Global Economy
4. The End of the Cold War and the “New World Order”:
Strategic Transitions and Regional Security
5. Globalisation and Risk: New Security Threats and Economic Crises
6. Integration and Fragmentation: Remaining Regional Challenges
7. Conclusion
Endnotes
Further Reading
Index
Details
Weight 0.20 grams
Author Professor Evelyn Goh
ISBN 9789814747080
Size 129 mm x 196 mm (portrait)
Extent 100pp, limp without flaps
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Illustrated or Black & White
Language English
 
Our price: US$15.00
Options
Quantity

Send to friend

: *
: *
: *
 

Customer feedback

Product rating

Customer Reviews

There have been no reviews for this product.