S Rajaratnam On Singapore: From Ideas To Reality


by Kwa Chong Guan (Ed.)

S Rajaratnam On Singapore: From Ideas To Reality

Price:  US$29.52   (SGD41.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 281 pages
Published:  2006, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789812704542
SB#:  040424 (111)

About This Book

This book, a compilation of key speeches and articles by the late S Rajaratnam (1915-2006), is a tribute to one of the founding fathers of Singapore. S Rajaratnam was born in Jaffna in Sri Lanka and raised in Seremban, Malaysia. He was educated Malaysia, Singapore and England, from where he returned to Singapore to become a journalist before entering politics in 1959. S Rajaratnam became Singapore's first foreign minister and was pivotal in conceptualising and implementing the nation's foreign policy. Present at the birth of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), he was also instrumental in ensuring a constructive role for Singapore in regional cooperation. A staunch supporter of a multicultural society, he envisioned the country as a cosmopolitan "global city". The volume is divided into four thematic sections: foreign policy, Asean regionalism, multiculturalism, and Singapore's history - broadly encompassing S Rajaratnam's most important contributions to the making of modern Singapore, including his role in the early history of its elected ruling party, the People's Action Party. Also included are original research essays that reassess his contributions, written by senior staff of the new S Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Numerous black-and-white photographs from public archives and S Rajaratnam's private collection illustrate this volume.


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