The Ruling Elite of Singapore
Associate Professor Michael Barr, Author, The Ruling Elite of Singapore
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After the sensational public statement from the siblings of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong accusing him of disrespecting their father’s dying wish for political gains, among other things, we speak to Michael Barr, an associate professor at Flinders University and author of “The Ruling Elite of Singapore,” about networks of power and patronage on the island-republic, as well as how legitimacy is engineered in a seemingly authoritarian government.
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, live and learn, Myths, Meritocracy, Elitism, Ho Ching, Li Hongyi, Lee Hsien Yang, Lee Wei Ling, Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew