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Singapore Places Its Bets - Casinos, Foreign Talent And Remaking A City-State

Singapore Places Its Bets - Casinos, Foreign Talent And Remaking A City-State

Singapore Places Its Bets - Casinos, Foreign Talent And Remaking A City-State

 

Singapore Places Its Bets sketches out some of the transformative bold changes that have occurred in Singapore society since the late 1990s. It focuses on Singapore's ambitious efforts to re-orient its economy to take on the challenges thrown up by the competitive pressures of globalisation, and how in the process it has had to "remake" itself. The advent of casinos is a part of that remaking process. Once repeatedly rejected by a socially conservative government that has ruled the city-state since its independence in 1965, casinos, as part of two "integrated resorts", will now become a fixture of the Singapore landscape.

The likely economic benefits and social consequences of casino gambling in a densely populated city-state are examined at length. Singapore's relatively liberal policy of allowing foreign nationals to live, study, work and take up permanent residency and citizenship will also be scrutinised largely in terms of its impact on social cohesion and national identity. Have the transformative economic and social changes that have occurred in a small country over such a short space of time, and at such breakneck speed, unwittingly morphed it from being a nation-state to being purely an economic entity? This book will provide a few answers to that and other questions.


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Weight 0.46 grams
Author Derek Da Cunha
ISBN 978.981.426.650.5
Size 227mm x 152mm
Extent 192pp
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Black & White text only
Language English
 
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