Managing global threats in Singapore: national security and strategic renewal

Syed Mohammed Ad'ha Aljunied

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This thesis examines how the Singapore government tried to develop a comprehensive state-society strategic relationship by securitising vital policy areas, namely infocomm, health and climate-environment sectors due to Singapore's vulnerability as a global city-state. The central argument developed in this thesis is that the Singapore government strategically renewed an existing form of authoritarian rule by militarising national security governance. The overall effect, the thesis demonstrates, is to widen and deepen state power leading to the state's further domination on civil liberty and civil society.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Beeson, Mark, Supervisor
  • Brown, Graham, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date12 Oct 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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