Kevin YL Tan

Kevin YL Tan is an Adjunct Professor at both the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. A specialist in constitutional law, legal history and human rights, he has written and edited some 40 books on the law, history and politics of Singapore, including Voting in Change: Politics of Singapore’s 2011 General Election (with Terence Lee, Ethos Books, 2011).

Books by Kevin YL Tan


For Singaporeans, the year 2015 will be remembered for its grand celebrations of the nation’s 50th year of independence (SG50), as well as the demise of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. It was also the year the PAP government recaptured its electoral hyper dominance at Singapore’s 13th General Election held on 11 September 2015.

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Singapore’s 2011 general election went down in history as its most significant since independence. This volume offers a snapshot of the heady days leading up to Polling Day on 7 May 2011, and the immediate aftermath that saw seven ministers leave the cabinet. 

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Spaces of the Dead: A Case from the Living brings together various authors concerned with the need for conservation of cemeteries in Singapore. This book showcases cemeteries as spaces of historical, architectural and social merit through the writings and photo-journals of the authors.

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