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Published: 23 March 2017

360 Pages


ISBN: 9780190469504

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Unlikely Power

John Curtis Perry

  • Tracks the meteoric rise of Singapore to the status of first-world dynamo in just three decades
  • Shows how longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew adopted a resolutely pragmatic approach to economic development rather than following any one fashionable ideology
  • Offers an accessible, comprehensive, and colorful overview of a city-state that has perfected one of the world's most influential political-economic models