The patriarchal mindset in Singapore operates most clearly in the practice of compulsory military service for males and population management through childbirth policies. This mindset offers important clues to understanding the political developments that have accompanied Singapore's transition from old economy to new, primarily the shift towards a politics of openness, consultation, and participation, to engage the wider talents and resources of a consensus-seeking "people sector" focused on community care. The cautious People's Action Party government has engaged a restructured grassroots network under its control to spearhead and, in the process, monitor the efforts of a public confined largely to "feminine" roles.
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal of Southeast Asian Studies|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2001|