Soft authoritarianism, political pragmatism and cultural policies

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dc.contributor.author Ooi, Can-Seng
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T09:15:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T09:15:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T09:15:21Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7916
dc.description.abstract Can the arts and cultural prosper under a less than democratic political regime? This paper looks at the soft authoritarian Singaporean government and the making of Singapore into a “City for the Arts”. Many scholars advocate that a culturally vibrant and creative city must also celebrate diversity, tolerance and experimentation. This implies that a democratic space is needed for creative energies to flow. Singapore is not known for its democracy. But Singapore has become relatively successful in being the cultural hub in the region. A more liberal approach to diversity and criticism of the authorities can now be observed but there are still many strong-handed social and political controls in the city-state. This paper shows that the Singapore authorities weigh the economic, political and social costs while they liberalize the environment to promote Singapore as a City for the Arts. en_US
dc.format.extent 25 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Creative Encounters Working Papers;27
dc.subject.other City for the arts en_US
dc.subject.other Soft authoritarian government en_US
dc.subject.other Freedom of expression en_US
dc.title Soft authoritarianism, political pragmatism and cultural policies en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt09sep16 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en_US
dc.idnumber x656597460 en_US
dc.publisher.year 2009 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Singapore as a City for the Arts en_US


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