From Third World to First

Today's safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee's unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: "If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one.

Author: Lee Kuan Yew

Publisher: HarperBusiness

ISBN: 9780060957513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth–highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes, as well as previously unpublished government papers and official records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city–state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time. Lee explains how he and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling state's security and began the arduous process of nation building: forging basic infrastructural roads through a land that still consisted primarily of swamps, creating an army from a hitherto racially and ideologically divided population, stamping out the last vestiges of colonial–era corruption, providing mass public housing, and establishing a national airline and airport. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always "to be correct, not politically correct." Nothing in Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for the greening of the country, restoring the romance of the historic Raffles Hotel, or openly, unabashedly persuading young men to marry women as well educated as themselves. Today's safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee's unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: "If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one." Though Lee's domestic canvas in Singapore was small, his vigor and talent assured him a larger place in world affairs. With inimitable style, he brings history to life with cogent analyses of some of the greatest strategic issues of recent times and reveals how, over the years, he navigated the shifting tides of relations among America, China, and Taiwan, acting as confidant, sounding board, and messenger for them. He also includes candid, sometimes acerbic pen portraits of his political peers, including the indomitable Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the poetry–spouting Jiang Zemin, and ideologues George Bush and Deng Xiaoping. Lee also lifts the veil on his family life and writes tenderly of his wife and stalwart partner, Kwa Geok Choo, and of their pride in their three children –– particularly the eldest son, Hsien Loong, who is now Singapore's deputy prime minister. For more than three decades, Lee Kuan Yew has been praised and vilified in equal measure, and he has established himself as a force impossible to ignore in Asian and international politics. From Third World to First offers readers a compelling glimpse into this visionary's heart, soul, and mind.

From Third World to First The Singapore Story 1965 2000

Today’s safe, tidy Singapore certainly bears his stamp, but as he writes, “If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one.”

Author: Lee Kuan Yew

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814561770

Category: Political Science

Page: 830

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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with one of the world’s highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore’s charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To First continues where the best-selling first volume, The Singapore Story, left off, and brings up to date the story of Singapore’s dramatic rise. It was first published in 2000. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes and previously unpublished papers and cabinet records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city-state in Southeast Asia to survive, with just “a razor’s edge” to manoeuvre in, as Albert Winsemius, Singapore’s economic advisor in the 1960s, put it.We read how a young man of 42 and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledging state’s security, and began the long, hard work of building a nation: creating an army from scratch, stamping out corruption, providing mass public housing, and masterminding a national airline and airport. Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy and inherited intelligence, aiming always “to be correct, not politically correct”. Nothing about Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for roadsides, restoring the romance of historic Raffles Hotel of persuading young men to marry women as well-educated as themselves. Today’s safe, tidy Singapore certainly bears his stamp, but as he writes, “If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one.”

From Third World to First

Author: Kuan Yew Lee

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ISBN: 9789814328692

Category: Prime ministers

Page: 778

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Escape from Paradise

From its first paragraph, the book draws the reader into the ambiance of a cosmopolitan Asia never touched upon by any other book ?

Author: John Harding

Publisher: John Harding

ISBN: 0971092907

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 442

View: 468

Subject: Autobiography. Escape from Paradise is a contemporary and true woman?s story set in Singapore, Brunei, Australia, England, and the United States. It involves Singapore?s famous Tiger Balm family, and a wealthy and mysterious family from Brunei?and the link between them, a young Singaporean woman, May Chu Lee. From its first paragraph, the book draws the reader into the ambiance of a cosmopolitan Asia never touched upon by any other book ?

Third World to First World by One Touch

The book summarizes the vision and mission of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his strategies for moving Ghana from a third world country to a first world by the shortest possible means.

Author: Crusading Engineer Robert Woode

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466904552

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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The book summarizes the vision and mission of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his strategies for moving Ghana from a third world country to a first world by the shortest possible means. It also looks at the economic repercussions of his overthrow. It contains all the major infrastructural developments covering air, road, rail, sea transport, as well as telecommunication and major projects covering agriculture, industry, and the factors that led to their failure. Conditions that compelled him to introduce the PDA (Preventi ve Detenti on Act), as witnessed by the author, as well as those conditions that led to the overthrow of the Busia government. It examines the contribution of the private sector to poverty reduction as well as the dynamics of wealth creation in the twenty-first century. It proves that the poverty gap is a technology gap and suggests the establishment of a machine tool center to create capacity for machine building. It also suggests strategies including the use of the input/output matrix and the upgrade of scientific institutions as trainer of trainees in a national development agenda with quantifiable targets. It also defines the special attributes of the kind of leader required to take Ghana, and possibly Africa, out of its self-imposed poverty.

ThirdWay

way the First World view of the crisis has been successful in determining
solutions. First World institutions have not escaped their responsibility entirely,
but Third World governments have been pressured into adopting extreme
policies (often ...

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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.

Basic is Beautiful

The complete guide to the Basic Community movement that has swept through the Third World and is creating a revolution in a growing number of churches in the First World, Basic Is Beautiful includes case studies, reflections on experiences, ...

Author: Margaret Hebblethwaite

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Category: Basic Christian communities

Page: 202

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The complete guide to the Basic Community movement that has swept through the Third World and is creating a revolution in a growing number of churches in the First World, Basic Is Beautiful includes case studies, reflections on experiences, and a series of questions and answers about the movement. Line drawings.

Immigrants

In the first decade of the twentieth century alone, nearly 9 million immigrants
arrived in the United States, nearly 2.5 ... population growth in the 1920s.8 From
Third World to First Whereas international migration before the First World War
was ...

Author: Philippe Legrain

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691165912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 153

Immigration divides our globalizing world like no other issue. We are swamped by illegal immigrants and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our welfare system abused, our way of life destroyed--or so we are told. At a time when National Guard units are deployed alongside vigilante Minutemen on the U.S.-Mexico border, where the death toll in the past decade now exceeds 9/11's, Philippe Legrain has written the first book about immigration that looks beyond the headlines. Why are ever-rising numbers of people from poor countries arriving in the United States, Europe, and Australia? Can we keep them out? Should we even be trying? Combining compelling firsthand reporting from around the world, incisive socioeconomic analysis, and a broad understanding of what's at stake politically and culturally, Immigrants is a passionate but lucid book. In our open world, more people will inevitably move across borders, Legrain says--and we should generally welcome them. They do the jobs we can't or won't do--and their diversity enriches us all. Left and Right, free marketeers and campaigners for global justice, enlightened patriots--all should rally behind the cause of freer migration, because They need Us and We need Them.

Real Leadership

Lee, From Third World to First, 147-148. 17. Interview with Malcolm Fraser,
conducted by Dean Williams and Ronald Heifetz, Center for Public Leadership,
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, April 6, 2001. 18. Interview
with ...

Author: Dean WIlliams

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609943775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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Too many organizations today play follow the leader: the commander articulates a "vision" and people uncritically go along with it. But this style of leadership is ultimately ineffective and even dangerous. It hampers people's ability to anticipate and react to changing circumstances. And if the leader's vision is flawed, the entire organization will suffer. In Real Leadership, Dean Williams argues that the true task of the leader is to get people to face the reality of any situation themselves and develop strategies to deal with problems or take advantage of opportunities. Leaders who are responsible with their power and authority don't dictate; they help people determine what shifts in their values, habits, practices and priorities will be needed to accommodate changing conditions and new demands. Williams details how to apply this new approach to six different challenges that every organization faces. Throughout, he uses examples from his own experiences--working with organizations as diverse as the government of Singapore, Aetna Life and Casualty, and the nomadic Penan tribe in Borneo--as well as historical examples and the insights gleaned from his many interviews with presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders to demonstrate the practical application of real leadership in the real world. At a time when so many "visionary" leaders have led their organizations to disaster, Real Leadership offers a needed, proven alternative.

Public Administration in the Third World

This multiauthor reference handbook gives a detailed, objective picture of the evolution, structure, and processes of public administration in representative Third World countries.

Author: Venkateswarier Subramaniam

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313247309

Category: Political Science

Page: 447

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This multiauthor reference handbook gives a detailed, objective picture of the evolution, structure, and processes of public administration in representative Third World countries. Written by an international group of specialists with first-hand knowledge of the subject, it presents empirical studies of developing nations in Asia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies, and Latin America. The resulting data are shaped by the editor into a theoretical framework delineating the complex relationships of state, bureaucracy, and class in the Third World. Subramaniam's introduction provides a critical overview of development literature in the field. Each case study begins with an historical introduction and discusses the political, executive, and the administrative structures and processes. Among the specific topics covered are public enterprises, administrative departments, personnel, financial administration, and regional and local administrative units. The majority of the systems studied are affected by the unregulated power of public enterprises, the persistence of colonial legacies, and the elitism of the bureaucracy. The concluding section relates these common elements to the sociohistorical characteristics of the middle-class groups that dominate both politics and public administration. Offering new research findings and a useful theoretical synthesis, this study will promote a clearer understanding of the internal political processes of Third World nations and be of compelling interest to specialists and students concerned with Third World political economy, comparative government, and international political economy.

The Third World in Soviet Military Thought

This work from Dr. Katz meditates upon the changing role of the USSR in post-war Third World conflicts, with particular emphasis upon the Brezhnev era and the way in which US setbacks in the Third World impacted upon Soviet foreign policy ...

Author: Mark Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415601835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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First published in 1982, this study traces the development of Soviet military thinking on the Third World and assesses its importance for the conduct of Soviet foreign policy. Changes in Soviet military thought often reflect changes in Soviet attitudes towards and expectations from involvement in Third World conflicts. This work from Dr. Katz meditates upon the changing role of the USSR in post-war Third World conflicts, with particular emphasis upon the Brezhnev era and the way in which US setbacks in the Third World impacted upon Soviet foreign policy and changing attitudes to the Third World.

Goh Keng Swee

... of S. Rajaratnam (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987), p. 105. 15Jürgen
Haacke, ASEAN's Diplomatic and Security Culture: Origins, Development and
Prospects (New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), p. 39. 16Lee, From Third World
to First, p.

Author: Emrys Chew

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814397571

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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Dr. Goh Keng Swee's extensive career as a public servant was dynamic as well as distinguished, in many ways decisively instrumental in the making of the Republic of Singapore. This distinctive collection of essays attempts an assessment of the long-term influence and significance of Dr. Goh's major contributions. Envisaged as a companion volume to Goh Keng Swee: A Public Career Remembered, this volume brings together an exceptional team of Singaporean scholars whose interdisciplinary expertise and cross-generational perspectives offer a balanced analysis and nuanced appraisal of Dr. Goh's lifetime of public service. The book's contributors argue that Dr. Goh's past endeavours bequeathed an enduring legacy, meriting fresh examination and careful evaluation in order to appreciate the heroic scale of such achievement. Particularly instructive are the examples of Dr. Goh's thinking patriotism, fiscal prudence, strategic pragmatism, and creative imagination at work — technocracy at its finest — which could be of immediate, practical benefit to a wider ‘nation of technocrats’. Further illumination comes from the insights of those contributors who had worked with the former Deputy Prime Minister and knew him personally. For a half-century that witnessed key turning points and phases of development in Singapore's transformation from colonial port city to independent global city, Dr. Goh played a leading role in the crafting and conduct of public policy, as with the creation of public institutions, which made the difference between survival and success. The organization of this volume reflects both a thematic approach and a chronological arrangement of material, the focus and the order of chapters corresponding to the historical sequence of public offices that Dr. Goh held: social welfare; political and constitutional evolution; development economics and finance; the armed forces and defence industry; the education system, from schools through higher education to the research institutes; Chinese studies, from Confucianism to ‘China watching’; and cultural development, with special emphasis on the creation of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Goh Keng Swee: A Legacy of Public Service will be read by present and future generations of public servants, by Singaporeans in general, and by all students and laypersons with an interest in the modern history of Singapore — social, economic, political, military, and cultural — to which a characteristically simple and frugal Dr. Goh contributed both decisively and unreservedly. Contents:Introduction — Goh Keng Swee: Heroic Public Servant and History-Maker of Modern Singapore (Emrys Chew)Goh Keng Swee in a Social Welfare History of Singapore (Ho Chi Tim)Goh Keng Swee in Politics and Parliament (Kevin Y L Tan)Goh Keng Swee, the Development Economist (Lee Soo Ann)Goh Keng Swee and Finance (Linda Low)Goh Keng Swee and the Emergence of a Modern SAF: The Rearing of a Poisonous Shrimp (Bernard Fook Weng Loo)Goh Keng Swee and Singapore's Defence Industrial Policy (Adrian Wee Jin Kuah)Goh Keng Swee and the Singapore Education System (Alistair Chew)Goh Keng Swee's Contributions to Higher Education, Military Studies, and the Research Institutes (Ernest Chew)Goh Keng Swee and Chinese Studies in Singapore: From Confucianism to ‘China Watching’ (John Wong)Goh Keng Swee's Cultural Contributions and the Making of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Bernard T G Tan)Concluding Reflections: Goh Keng Swee as a 'Great Man' (Kwa Chong Guan) Readership: Researchers, academics, undergraduates and graduates, in addition to professionals and the general public interested in politics, history, and Singapore's founding fathers. Keywords:Goh Keng Swee;Singapore;Singapore Story;History;Founding Father;Old Guard;People's Action Party (PAP);Nation;Nation-Building;Civil Service;Public Service;Policy;Policy-Making;Politics;Political Economy;Government;Governance;Globalization;Economic Development;Strategy;Singapore Armed Forces;Defence;National Service;Industry;Jurong Industrial Estate;Education;Meritocracy;Streaming;Confucianism;Research Institute;Jurong Bird Park;Singapore Zoo;Singapore Symphony OrchestraKey Features:Dr. Goh's colonial civil service record, with salary details, made public for the first timeAnalytical commentaries on Dr. Goh with regard to a ‘social welfare Singapore’, the establishment of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, military studies and ‘China watching’, among othersOffers the only comprehensive ‘panoptic’ survey that attempts coverage of the entirety of Dr. Goh's epic career, spanning five eventful decades of public service, from his employment in a colonial civil service through the fight for national independence to nation-building and beyondProvides a significant reframing of the ‘Singapore Story’ — including a redefinition of its protagonists — by addressing the academic discourse on founding fathers and national heroes: who is worthy of such honour, and why do they deserve to be remembered or celebrated?Presents a study of connections between the evolution of Dr. Goh's ‘official mind’ and the outworking of decision-making processes impacting upon specific areas of Singaporean society, in which the broad range of career experiences and examples elucidated in this volume could serve a didactic purpose, furnishing practical lessons for the edification of present and future generations of public servants

International Third World Studies Journal Review

On this understanding transcending the Third World would mean achieving a
new view of the Third World from within the perspective of the Third World , rather
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Brand Singapore Second Edition Nation Branding After Lee Kuan Yew in a Divisive World

This timely second edition explores the implications of all these factors on Singapore’s future.

Author: Koh Buck Song

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814779431

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Without nation branding, there would be no Singapore. Reputation is precious. Top talent and hot money gravitate only to the most attractive, respected nations. For a country as small and as young as Singapore, its brand is its most valuable asset. Singapore’s stunning ascent from Third World to First World in a matter of 30 years was spearheaded by a concerted, closely-coordinated programme of nation branding. Brand Singapore helped to attract the investments, business, trade, tourism and talented human resources that are the lifeblood of a successful nation. Today, the city-state is known internationally as a dynamic, safe, corruption-free place to do business, a Garden City, and increasingly, a vibrant city of culture and the arts. In global surveys of quality of life, Singapore regularly tops the charts. How did Singapore create this country brand, cultivate and guard it, sell it to its “shareholders”, and make it known to the world? Drawing on two decades in the nation branding game, Koh Buck Song offers an illuminating inside look at – and candid critique of – a country brand that is as rich in resource as it is potent with promise. Since the first publication of this book in 2011, Singapore has celebrated its golden jubilee of independence, undergone a watershed general election and the death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and seen its nation brand rise and fall amid the disruptions of an increasingly divisive world (Brexit, Trump, China, etc). This timely second edition explores the implications of all these factors on Singapore’s future.

Tourism and Sustainability

Introduces students to the key concepts and challenges in this topical area by exploring and challenging the notion of sustainability and its relationship to contemporary tourism in the developing world.

Author: Martin Mowforth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415137640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 710

Increasingly it is argued that the growth of tourism offers a means for Third World countries to escape the confines of "underdevelopment". This text explores and challenges the notion of sustainability and its relationship to contemporary tourism in the developing world. Drawing on examples from throughout the area, particularly Central America and the Caribbean, the authors trace the inception of sustainability within environmentalism and its extension into the realism of socio-cultural and economic thinking, policy and practice. Developing the relationship between a number of critical themes, from tourists and their relationships with new social movements to the impact of tourism policies adopted by national governments, the text examines a number of alternatives for the development of tourism in the Third World to progress.

Brand Singapore

-First independent book about Singapore's national brand -Balanced critique of what has had an impact on shaping the Singapore brand through history -What next?

Author: Buck Song Koh

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Limited

ISBN: 9789814779241

Category: Branding (Marketing)

Page: 240

View: 387

�First independent book about Singapore's national brand�Balanced critique of what has had an impact on shaping the Singapore brand through history�What next? Nation branding in the post- LKY era�What will take for Singapore to reach SG100�Easy-to-read yet incisive insights, drawn from author's over 25 years of practical experience in journalism, public service and communications consultancy

Canada and the Third World

Canada and the Third World provides a long overdue introduction to Canada's historical relationship with the Third World.

Author: Sean Mills

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442606878

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 422

Canada and the Third World provides a long overdue introduction to Canada's historical relationship with the Third World.

Brand Singapore

Brand Singapore helped to attract the investments, business, trade, tourism and talented human resources that are the lifeblood of a successful nation.

Author: Koh Buck Song

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814398705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 173

Without nation branding, there would be no Singapore. Reputation is precious. Top talent and hot money gravitate only to the most attractive, respected nations. For a country as small and as young as Singapore, its brand is its most valuable asset. Singapore’s stunning ascent from Third World to First World in a matter of 30 years was spearheaded by a concerted, closely-coordinated programme of nation branding. Brand Singapore helped to attract the investments, business, trade, tourism and talented human resources that are the lifeblood of a successful nation. Today, the city-state is known internationally as a dynamic, safe, corruption-free place to do business, a Garden City, and increasingly, a vibrant city of culture and the arts. In global surveys of quality of life, Singapore regularly tops the charts. How did Singapore create this country brand, cultivate and guard it, sell it to its “shareholders”, and make it known to the world? Drawing on two decades in the nation branding game, Koh Buck Song offers an illuminating inside look at – and candid critique of – a country brand that is as rich in resource as it is potent with promise.

Moscow s Third World Strategy

The description for this book, Moscow's Third World Strategy, will be forthcoming. 'An important new book-length analysis of Soviet policy toward developing countries is Alvin Z. Rubinstein's Moscow's Third World Strategy.

Author: Alvin Z. Rubinstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691023328

Category: History

Page: 329

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The description for this book, Moscow's Third World Strategy, will be forthcoming.

Perspectives on Global Culture

Firstly , the semantic confusion about the term “ Third World ' – the ' perverse
polymorphism of the Third World ... and aesthetic requirements upon films from
the " third world ” without , however , insisting on similar requirement for First
World ...

Author: Ramaswami Harindranath

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 179

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