PAP Vulnerability and the Singapore Governance Model: Findings from the Asian Barometer Survey



This chapter looks at how Singaporeans view the governance of the People’s Action Party (PAP) and finds that there are considerable differences in views. The focus is on three dimensions of governance—one party dominance, immigration policy, and Singapore as a ‘model’ of development, but it also includes assessments of other public perceptions of governance such as corruption. The analysis is based on the findings of the Asian Barometer Surveys of 2010 and 2014. Using a statistical multilogit model we explore who and why Singaporeans are divided on its development trajectory and find that there is considerable variation and inconsistency with regard to views of governance in Singapore. Despite this variation, the PAP is facing more pressure from the public to maintain its political legitimacy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John Cabot UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.IPSASTaipeiTaiwan

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