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Author Tan, Kevin, author.

Title The constitution of Singapore : a contextual analysis / Kevin YL Tan.

Published Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2015.
©2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KT 3669 TAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 251 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Constitutional systems of the world.
Constitutional systems of the world.
Notes "Table of cases": pages xiii-xv.
"Table of legislation": pages xvii-xxiii.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I General 1 -- II Towards Independence and Three Imperatives 2 -- III Organisation of this Book 7 -- 1 A Brief Constitutional History 11 -- I Introduction 11 -- II Straits Settlements Period (1819-1942) 11 -- III Japanese Occupation (1942-45) 15 -- IV Colony of Singapore (1946-58) 16 -- V Rendel Constitution 17 -- VI Constitutional Talks and Self-government (1956-58) 19 -- VII Merger and Separation (1963-65) 21 -- VIII Post-1965 Developments 29 -- IX Conclusion 40 -- 2 Constitutionalism in Singapore 43 -- I Introduction 43 -- II Constitution as Supreme Law 44 -- III Separation of Powers 52 -- IV Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law 53 -- V Constitutional Culture 58 -- 3 Parliament and Representation 65 -- 1 A Brief Historical Outline 65 -- II Parliament and the Problem of Representation 67 -- III Revival of Local Government? 72 -- IV Qualifications of Members 79 -- V Duties of Members 80 -- VI Parliamentary Privilege 81 -- VII Principal Officers of Parliament 84 -- VIII Parliament's Committees 86 -- IX Conduct of Elections 90 -- X Concluding Thoughts 92 -- 4 Law-Making 95 -- I Introduction 95 -- II Rule Formulation 96 -- III Introduction of Bills in Parliament 97 -- IV Legislative Process 100 -- V Presidential Council for Minority Rights and Presidential Assent 102 -- VI Executive Law-making 103 -- VII Legislative Powers in an Emergency 106 -- 5 Executive 107 -- I Introduction 107 -- II Singapore's Prime Minister 108 -- III Cabinet and its Ministers 109 -- IV Unique Features of Singapore's Cabinet 112 -- V Ministerial Salaries 113 -- VI Code of Conduct for Ministers 114 -- VII Policy Formulation, Decision-making and Collective Responsibility 116 -- VIII Attorney-General 117 -- IX Executive: An Elected Dictatorship? 119 -- 6 Elected President 123 -- I Introduction 123 -- II Singapore's Presidential Executive: A Short History 124 -- III President's Traditional Discretionary Powers 125 -- IV Elected President 130 -- V Elected President Scheme in 1991 133 -- VI Post-1991 Changes 138 -- VII 'Loans' under Article 144(1) 140 -- VIII President Exercises his Discretion 141 -- IX Some Unique Aspects of the Presidency 143 -- 7 Judiciary 147 -- I Introduction 147 -- II Judicial Power: Meaning, Nature, Content and Scope 148 -- III Constitution of Singapore's Judiciary 151 -- IV Judicial independence 155 -- V Jurisdiction of the Courts 163 -- VI Establishing Jurisdiction and Locus Standi 166 -- VII Judicial Control of Administrative Action 167 -- VIII Limits on Judicial Review 174 -- IX Public Law Remedies 179 -- X Doctrine of Prospective Overruling 180 -- XI Conclusion 181 -- 8 Fundamental Rights 185 -- I Introduction 185 -- II Rendel Constitution 187 -- III Reid Commission in Malaya 188 -- IV Entrenching Rights in Post-Independence Singapore 191 -- V Right to Property in Singapore 192 -- VI Preventive Detention 197 -- VII Fundamental Liberties under Singapore's Constitution 202 -- VIII Interpreting Fundamental Liberties 206 -- 9 Conclusion 217 -- I Three Leitmotifs 217 -- II Regime Dominance 218 -- III Economic Growth and Development 221 -- IV Management of Ethnicity and Religious Diversity 233 -- V Conclusion 237.
Subject Constitutional law -- Singapore.
Constitutional history -- Singapore.
Singapore -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9781849463966
1849463964