National Service In Singapore Paperback / softback
National Service (NS) is one of Singapore's foundational public policies.
First implemented by the British in 1954, amended in 1967 to provide a means to defend a fledgling independent nation, and codified into its present form in 1970, NS is a key pillar of Singapore's defence.
Its significance, however, goes beyond defence. With over 1 million male Singapore citizens and permanent residents having served NS, and consequently involving many more - family members, friends, employers and colleagues - in different ways, NS is deeply woven into Singapore's political and social fabric.
This volume brings together a range of scholarly perspectives on NS which explore its past, present and future in four sections: The history of NS, NS in practice, debates on NS and an international perspective.
Comprising chapters by individuals from varied backgrounds, National Service in Singapore offers a broad account of one of Singapore's oldest public policies.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 280 pages
- Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/01/2019
- Category: Civil defence
- ISBN: 9789813203037