Readers are quickly introduced to the basic concept of constitutionalism, such as the separation of powers, the rule of law and the principle of judicial review. In twelve succinct chapters, this book covers the basic structure of government in Singapore as well as the fundamental liberties protected under the constitution. Written with a minimum of fuss and jargon, this book provides the high-school student and interested layperson with a compact and accessible guide to Singapore's Constitution. A comprehensive reading list, glossary and list of cases is included for those interested in a more in-depth exploration of this topic.
Dr Kevin Y.L Tan is one of Singapore's leading public law scholars and legal historians. His publications include Constitutional Law in Malaysia and Singapore (with Thio Li-ann); Managing Political Change in Singapore (with Lam Peng Er); Lee's Lieuttenants: Singapore's Old Guard (with Lam Peng Er); Scouting in Singapore: 1910-2000 (with Wan Meng Hao); and Essays in Singapore Legal History.