Development of Singapore


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Essay #: 072506
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Development of Singapore
Since 1965, Singapore has grown its economy from a third world economy to a first world economy. This is very fast development. This essay will discuss how this was done. It will show that the Singapore government has guided this development. It has used things such as FTAs to grow the economy. It will also discuss the unusual situation that Singapore’s increasing wealth has not lead to democracy. This is in contradiction to modernization theory, which states that increasing wealth will lead to democracy. As Lim warns, “… modernization cannot be automatically equated with modernity in non-western countries” (255). There are various theories about why democracy has not happened in Singapore. One theory is that this...
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