The significance of by-elections for political change in singapore's authoritarian regime

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-748
Journal / PublicationAsian Survey
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


By-Elections in Singapore have played a different role depending on whether the country can be characterized as a hegemonic or competitive authoritarian regime. During the former, the ruling party was able to instrumentalize by-Elections for leadership renewal and enhance its power. Conversely, they aided opposition parties as well, providing them a training ground. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California.

Research Area(s)

  • By-Elections, Competitive authoritarianism, Electoral authoritarianism, Hegemonic authoritarianism, Singapore