Patriotism and the limits of globalization: the renegotiation of citizenship in Singapore

Kluver, Randolph and Weber, Ian (2003) Patriotism and the limits of globalization: the renegotiation of citizenship in Singapore. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 27 (4). pp. 371-388. ISSN 0196-8599


Singapore, as one of the world’s most globalized nations, has undergone a series of tumultuous political and economic crises that has forced the nation’s leaders to adopt a very proactive stance to the formation of national identity. To create an imagined nation that would secure economic growth and harmonious ethnic ties, the leaders of the nation chose to define Singapore as a global city, which has had a long-term effect of lessening citizen loyalty to the Republic as the effects of globalization are realized. This article examines the role of globalization in forming and weakening national identity, and hence patriotism in Singapore, and explores the ways in which civic discourse is employed by the citizens and governmental leaders of Singapore to renegotiate national identity and patriotism.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author verison not held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 01:47
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: patriotism; citizenship; globalization; Singapore
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940201 Civics and Citizenship
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0196859903255779

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