14. Elite cohesion


This essay began with observations about the influx of establishment-types into the opposition ahead of the 2011 general election. Readers of my blog have found the graphic below useful. The original posts: “Mapping establishment disaffection” and “Managing the elite“.



Going deeper

  • The Ruling Elite of Singapore: Networks of Power and Influence by Michael Barr (I.B. Tauris, 2013)
  • Netina Tan, “Institutionalized Succession and Hegemonic Party Cohesion in Singapore” in A. Hicken & E. Kuhonta (editors), Party System Institutionalization in Asia: Democracies, Autocracies, and the Shadows of the Past (pp. 49-73). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.


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