10-12 PACS Lecture

Singapores challenge 1 human rights as western

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Unformatted text preview: iolence and bloodshed B. Resource wars: struggle to control access to or distribution of lucrative resources C. Ethnic conflicts: conflicts created over inequality, exclusion, and discrimination between different identity ­based groups II. Singapore Interlude: Lee Kwan Yew (Prime Minister of Singapore; “minister mentor” that put Singapore together) A. Had two things going for him: Singapore (nearly no agriculture) had become one of the best economies in Asia B. He was not the typical authoritarian leader: he thought that democracy should be used as a blueprint and he was very well spoken C. Singapore’s Challenge 1. Human rights as “Western” culture (viewed human rights with caution) 2. Asian culture: yes to inequality and h...
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