Authoritarian Rule of Law: Legislation, Discourse and Legitimacy in Singapore

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  • ISBN: 1107012414
  • Author: Jothie Rajah
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Genre: Law
  • Date: April 16 2012
  • Pages: 364
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

Scholars have generally assumed that authoritarianism and rule of law are mutually incompatible. Convinced that free markets and rule of law must tip authoritarian societies in a liberal direction, nearly all studies of law and contemporary politics have neglected that improbable coupling: authoritarian rule of …