СИНГАПУР ПОСЛЕ ВЫБОРОВ 2006 ГОДАГуревич Эмма Марковна
ЮГО-ВОСТОЧНАЯ АЗИЯ: АКТУАЛЬНЫЕ ПРОБЛЕМЫ РАЗВИТИЯ '2007, №1, с.173-189
Dr. Emma Gourevitch analyses some results of Lee Hsien Loong's first premier-ministerial term in connection with general election of 2006. Lee Hsien Loong's economic policy has proved its efficiency. However, the problem of the widening income gap between the rich and the poor will be the Prime Minister's main task in near future. The author believes that the chief explanation for the phenomenon, however, is globalization. The entry of low-cost countries into the global marketplace has meant wage pressure at the low-skilled end of job spectrum in countries like Singapore. As to the domestic policy, the author stresses that a tight control, both of the political opposition parties and of members of the public who choose to criticise the government in the media, remains a cornerstone of the new Prime Minister's course. In author's opinion the knuckleduster approach can no longer be as readily applied today as in the early years of PAP rule. The major constrain comes from within the nation itself, in the first place from the young generation whose vote will make a big difference in future elections.
Объем издания: 173-189