Singapur: ein »konfuzianischer Kapitalismus«?
Schlagworte:Singapur, Kapitalismus, Konfuzianismus, Kultur, Ökonomie, Sozialpolitik
The price for Singapore's economic successes were the restrictions of the population's freeclom. Since the Eighties, a social change can be observecl which is leacling the population to rejecting the autoritarian rule ancl the restrictions of freedom. The PAP administration, which refuses any clemocratic change, is trying to re-legitimize itself with the thesis of a »Confucian Capitalism«. At the same time, the government is trying to discipline its people by a Confucianization of society. In the West, the thesis of a »Confucian Capitalism« is also wiclely acceptecl. However, many doubts can be raisecl whether there is a Confucian root to Singapore's capitalist clevelopment.