Asian Cities

Immigration in Singapore

Norman Vasu

This study traces the socio-political effects of immigration on Singapore and its population, a topic that has been the subject of intense debate in the nation as its population grows increasingly diverse. Beyond the logic of economic imperatives, the book aims to explore the larger consequences of taking in large number of immigrants, and its analysis should appeal to scholars of migration, social change, and public policy.

Norman Vasu is Senior Fellow and Deputy Head at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His most recent publications include an edited book with Yolanda Chin and Law Kam-yee titled Nations, National Narratives and Communities in the Asia Pacific (London and New York: Routledge, 2013) and the article "Immigration and the National Narrative: Rethinking Corporatism in Singapore" with Damien D. Cheong in the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 31, Issue 1, 2013, pp. 5 - 28.