05 Sep '11, 5am

PAP: From ‘divide and conquer’ to the ‘prisoner’s dilemma’: ~by: Dr Tan Chong Kee~ Some quick notes on the strat...

PAP: From ‘divide and conquer’ to the ‘prisoner’s dilemma’: ~by: Dr Tan Chong Kee~ Some quick notes on the strat...

Some quick notes on the strategic options of a Singaporean politics in transition: Setting the Scene For a very long time, PAP maintained its absolute dominance using a divide and rule strategy, ensuring that opposition parties are numerous and small while nipping in the bud any sign of growth whenever possible (think Tang Liang Hong, Jeyaratnam, Chee Soon Juan, etc). This divide and conquer strategy had served to maintain the PAP’s dominance well, but is now starting to break down. Meanwhile, the Worker’s Party has learned how to grow in this environment. If the WP plays its cards right, it is no longer unthinkable for Singaporean politics to become a two-party contest. A two-party political contest is great for pluralism but also comes with its own problems. The most critical one being the danger that it could degenerate into a prisoner’s dilemma game. This is a game in ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/09/pap-from-divide-and-c...

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