dc.contributor.authorMohamed Salihin Subhan
dc.description.abstractIn 2016, the Singapore government reserved the Presidential Elections for the Malay-Muslim community ostensibly to ensure the representation of minority ethnic groups, sparking debate on the political representation of the Malay-Muslim community. This dissertation puts forth the argument that the Singapore government’s policy of multiculturalism has negatively affected the perception of political representation of the Malay-Muslim community. Instead of empowering the community via descriptive representation, the government’s top-down approach has led to resentment. This negative perception within the community is analysed via the historical construction and contestation of Malay identity, with the Singapore government’s actions signifying a repeat of history. Looking forward, this dissertation identifies adaptive governance as a promising policy approach towards tackling the variegated nature of ethnic relations in Singapore.en_US
dc.format.extent55 p.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Political scienceen_US
dc.titleThe perception of political representation of the Malay-Muslim community in Singaporeen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorPaul Hedgesen_US
dc.contributor.schoolS. Rajaratnam School of International Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science (Asian Studies)en_US

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