Voting in a Time of Change: Singapore’s 2020 General Election
- About the Author
GE2020: an election that should not be forgotten for yielding startling outcomes, including the appointment of the first Leader of the Opposition.
Voting in a Time of Change is part of a longitudinal study by editors Kevin YL Tan and Terence Lee, who have been assembling trenchant analyses of each General Election by leading academics and commentators since GE2011. Their long game makes possible specific and unique insights. Of GE2020, this is what they have to say:
“The major political shift in Singapore that started in 2011 is marching on, even amidst a Covid-19 pandemic that was to have been a great disrupter. Whether we call this a ‘New Normal’ – as many did back in 2011 – or otherwise is not as important as the momentum for change that has built up since then. Covid-19 thus became a political backdrop to a social and political shift that was merely searching for a catalyst.”
What insights and lessons can we carry forward to the next General Elections? This is an indispensable milestone publication for citizens who wish to commit to even more informed choices, and for political observers who are keeping close tabs on the evolution of our political landscape.
Kevin YL Tan is one of Singapore's leading scholars of constitutional law and legal history. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and Visiting Professor at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. Kevin has written and edited over 50 books on the law, history and politics of Singapore, and has co-edited, with Terence Lee, Voting in Change: Politics of Singapore’s 2011 General Election and Change in Voting: Singapore’s 2015 General Election (both with Ethos Books). He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law.
Terence Lee is Associate Professor in Communication at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. He is the author of Global Internet Governance: Influences from Malaysia and Singapore (with Susan Leong, Palgrave, 2021) and The Media, Cultural Control and Government in Singapore (Routledge, 2010). He has also co-edited, with Kevin YL Tan, Voting in Change: Politics of Singapore’s 2011 General Election and Change in Voting: Singapore’s 2015 General Election (both with Ethos Books).
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 376
Year Published: 2021