Robin Ramcharan has a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and Masters degree from the Graduate Institute and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He graduated with honors from Queen's University having earlier attended Ridley College in Canada. He has lectured on Asian security and foreign policy issues at McGill University, Montreal and at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was a Fellow with the Research Group in International Security (REGIS) at McGill University and University of Montreal. His areas of expertise and recent publications focus on regional security issues in East and Southeast Asia and the foreign policy of Singapore. His current area of research focuses on security in Southeast Asia and intellectual property issues in the ASEAN region. He is currently with the Worldwide Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Glossary of Terms. 1. Introduction. 2. Forging a Japanese Statehood since the Meiji Era: Continuity and Change. 3. The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia: A Catalyst for an Independent Singapore, 1942-1965.4. Emergence of the PAP State: Forging a Singaporean Statehood. 5. Survival and Reconciliation with Japan after 1965: Japan's Post-War Search for a Political Role in Southeast Asia.6. The "Learn from Japan" Compaign of 1979-1981 and Singapore's "Second Industrial Revolution": From Confucianism to Communitarian Values. 7. The Internal Security of the State: The Japanse Koban System of Policing and Its Adaptation to Singapore, 1979-1984. 8. Nation-Building in Singapore: The Use of the Japanese Occupation History, 1992-1995. 9. Conclusion. Bibliography. Select Index. About the Author.