Rajah, Jothie, 1963-

Authoritarian rule of law : legislation, discourse, and legitimacy in Singapore / Jothie Rajah. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. - xviii, 343 p. - Cambridge studies in law and society . - Cambridge studies in law and society. .

Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School, 2010, issued under the title Legislating illiberalism.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-331) and index.

Law, illiberalism and the Singapore case -- Law as discourse : theoretical and definitional parameters -- Punishing bodies, securing the nation : 1966 Vandalism Act -- Policing the press : the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act -- Policing lawyers : constraining citizenship : Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 1986 -- Policing religion : Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act -- Entrenching illiberalism : the 2009 Public Order Act -- Legislation, illiberalism and legitimacy.

9781107634169 (pbk.) 1107634164 (pbk.) 9781107012417 (hbk.) 1107012414 (hbk.)


Rule of law -- Singapore.
Freedom of expression -- Singapore.
Authoritarianism -- Singapore.
Law reform -- Singapore.


Singapore -- Politics and government.

KPP169.7 / .R35 2012

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