Public policy, state-society relations, civil society

  • Ong Q.Y., W. Theseira and Irene Y.H. Ng, “Reducing debt improves psychological functioning and changes decision-making in the poor”, PNAS 116(15): 7244-7249 (2019)
  • C.Y. Kwan and M.G. Asher, “Managing shocks in Singapore’s ageing and retirement arrangements”, Policy Studies, 1470-1006:1-15 (2019) DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2019.1634189
  • Ng Kok Hoe, Teo You Yenn, Neo Yu Wei, Ad Maulod and Ting Yi Ting, “What older people need in Singapore: A household budgets study” (2019) — see also the Whats Enough SG website for more on Minimum Income Standard research in Singapore
  • Ng Kok Hoe and Cassia Resettlement Team, They Told Us to Move: Dakota–Cassia (Ethos Books, 2018)
  • Irene Y.H. Ng, Y.Y. Ng and and P.C. Lee, “Singapore’s restructuring of low-wage work: Have cleaning job conditions improved?”, Economic and Labour Relations Review 29(3): 308-327 (2018)
  • Irene Y.H. Ng, “Asset building challenges with low-income families”, in S. Vasoo and B.  Singh (eds.), Critical Issues in Asset Building in Singapore’s Development, pp. 113-136 (World Scientific, 2018)
  • Linda Y.C. Lim, “Social Welfare” in K.S. Sandhu and P. Wheatley (eds.), Management of Success: The Moulding of Modern Singapore, pp. 171-197 (ISEAS, 1989), reprinted in Linda Y.C. Lim, Business, Government and Labor: Essays on Economic Development in Singapore and Southeast Asia, pp. 17-47 (World Scientific, 2018)
  • Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, “Some Islands Will Rise: Singapore in the Anthropocene”, Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, 4(2-3): 166-184 (2017)
  • Linda Y.C. Lim, “Beyond Gender: The Impact of Age, Ethnicity, Nationality and Economic Growth on Women in the Singapore Economy”, Singapore Economic Review, 60(2) (2015), reprinted in Linda Y.C. Lim, Business, Government and Labor: Essays on Economic Development in Singapore and Southeast Asia, pp. 177-186 (World Scientific, 2018)
  • George Radics and Vineeta Sinha, “Regulation of Religion and Granting of Public Holidays: The Case of Tai Pucam in Singapore”, Asian Journal of Social Science, 46(4-5), 2018.
  • Youyenn Teo, “The Singaporean welfare state system: with special reference to public housing and the Central Provident Fund” In Christian Aspalter (ed.), The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems, 383-97 (Routledge, 2017)
  • Vineeta Sinha, “Marking spaces as ‘sacred’: Infusing Singapore’s urban landscape with sacrality”, International Sociology, 31(4): 467-488 (2016)
  • Mathew Mathews and Chiang Wai Fong (eds.), Managing Diversity in Singapore: Policies and Prospects (Imperial College Press, 2016)
  • Garry Rodan, “Capitalism, Inequality and Ideology in Singapore: New Challenges for the Ruling Party”, Asian Studies Review, 40(2): 211-230 (2016)
  • Kenneth Paul Tan, “Singapore in 2015”, Asian Survey, 56(1): 108 (2016)
  • I. Ng, “Revisiting S Rajaratnam’s “Democracy of Deeds”, Singapore: A Democracy of Deeds and Problem-Solving, special issue of Commentary, 25: 11-20 (2016)
  • Chua Ai Lin, “‘Giving a Future to our Past’ – Reflections on Developing the Heritage Conservation Cause”, Singapore: A Democracy of Deeds and Problem-Solving, special issue of Commentary, 25: 38-49 (2016)
  • John Gee, “Transient Workers Count Too’s Singaporean Way with Advocacy on Migrant Workers”, Singapore: A Democracy of Deeds and Problem-Solving, special issue of Commentary, 25: 54-60 (2016)
  • Johannis A. A., “A Democracy of Words”, Singapore: A Democracy of Deeds and Problem-Solving, special issue of Commentary, 25: 93-110 (2016)
  • Louis Ng, “Developing the Singapore Soul: ACRES and Animal Welfare”, Singapore: A Democracy of Deeds and Problem-Solving, special issue of Commentary, 25: 61-68 (2016)
  • T. Abeysinghe and Y.H. Wong, “Housing prices, graduates and income inequality: The case of Singapore” in Hal Hill and Jay Menon (eds.), Managing Globalization in Asia (ISEAS, 2016)
  • J. Luger, “Singaporean ‘spaces of hope?’”, City, 20(2): 186-203 (2016)
  • Youyenn Teo, “Differentiated Deservedness: Governance through Familialist Social Policies in Singapore”, TRaNS: Trans -Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia, 3(1): 73-93 (2015)
  • Youyenn Teo, “Interrogating the Limits of Welfare Reforms in Singapore”, Development and Change, 46(1): 95-120 (2015)
  • Irene Y.H. Ng, “Being poor in a rich “nanny state”: Developments in Singapore social welfare”, The Singapore Economic Review, 60(3): 1-17 (2015)
  • Chua Beng Huat, “Financialising public housing as an asset for retirement in Singapore”, International Journal of Housing Policy, 15(1): 27-42 (2015)
  • Liew K.K. and N. Pang, “Neoliberal visions, post-capitalist memories: Heritage politics and the counter-mapping of Singapore’s cityscape”, Ethnography, 16(3): 331-351 (2015)
  • Vineeta Sinha, Indians (Institute of Policy Studies, 2015)
  • Catherine J. Smith et al, A Handbook on Inequality, Poverty and Unmet Social Needs in Singapore (Lien Centre for Social Innovation 2015)
  • Yang Peidong, ““Authenticity” and “Foreign Talent”, Singapore: The Relative and Negative Logic of National Identity”, SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 29(2): 408-37 (2014)
  • Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh, Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus (NUS Press, 2014)
  • Donald Low and Lam Keong Yeoh, “Beware the inequality trap” in Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh (eds.), Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus, pp.113-9 (NUS Press, 2014)
  • Donald Low, “New Options in Social Security” in Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh (eds.), Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus, pp.120-138 (NUS Press, 2014)
  • Donald Low, “The Four Myths of Inequality in Singapore”, in Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh (eds.), Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus, pp.17-30 (NUS Press, 2014)
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir and Bryan S. Turner, The Future of Singapore: Population, Society and the Nature of the State (Routledge, 2014)
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir and Bryan S. Turner, “Foreign Talent and Popular Opposition to Migration” in The Future of Singapore: Population, Society and the Nature of the State, pp. 101-121 (Routledge, 2014)
  • Euston Quah and Christabelle Soh, “Singapore Challenged: The Natural and Living Environment”, Singapore Challenged: The Uneasy and Unchartered Road Ahead, a special issue of Commentary, 23: 51-58 (2014)
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir and Bryan S. Turner, “Governing as gardening: reflections on soft authoritarianism in Singapore” in Citizenship Studies, 17(3-4): 339-352 (2013)
  • Vineeta Sinha, “Tracking Signs of the ‘Sacred’ in Singapore”, The Idea of Singapore, special issue of Commentary, 22: 84-93 (2013)
  • B. Wong, “Political Meritocracy in Singapore: Lessons from the PAP Government” in The East Asian Challenge for Democracy, pp. 288-31 (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  • I.Y.H. Ng, “Social Welfare in Singapore: Rediscovering Poverty, Reshaping Policy”, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 23(1): 35-47 (2013)
  • Jeremy Lim, Myth or Magic: The Singapore Healthcare System (Select Publishing, 2013)
  • S.H. Kang and C.H.Leong (eds.), Singapore Perspectives 2012: Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides (World Scientific and Institute of Policy Studies, 2012)
  • Manu Bhaskaran, Seng Chee Ho, Donald Low, Kim Song Tan, Sudhir Vadaketh and Lam Keong Yeoh, “Inequality and the Need for a New Social Compact” In Singapore Perspectives 2012, pp. 1-41 (2012)
  • Ng Kok Hoe, “The prospects for old-age income security in Hong Kong and Singapore,” PhD Dissertation (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2013)
  • Alvin Tan, “Still Building”, A Portrait of the Arts in Singapore, special issue of Commentary, 21: 42-50 (2012)
  • K.P. Tan, “The Ideology of Pragmatism: Neo-liberal Globalisation and Political Authoritarianism in Singapore” in Journal of Contemporary Asia 42(1), 67-92 (2012)
  • Gavin Jones, “Population Policy in a Prosperous City-State: Dilemmas for Singapore” in Population and Development Review, 38(2): 311–36 (2012)
  • Gillian Koh and Debbie Soon, “Civil Society in Singapore” in An ASEAN Community for All: Exploring the Scope for Civil Society Engagement, pp. 111-126 (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2011)
  • Terence Chong, The AWARE saga: Civil society and public morality in Singapore (NUS Press, 2011)
  • Vineeta Sinha, Religion-State Encounters in Hindu Domains: From the Straits Settlements to Singapore (Springer, 2011)
  • Youyenn Teo, Neoliberal Morality in Singapore: How family policies make state and society (Routledge, 2011)
  • Yap Mui Teng, “The Ageing Population” in Management of Success: Singapore Revisited, pp. 183-198 (ISEAS, 2010)
  • Jon S.T. Quah, Public Administration Singapore-Style (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010)
  • Teo Youyenn, “Gender disarmed: How gendered policies produce gender-neutral politics in Singapore,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 34(3): 533-558 (2009)
  • K.P. Tan, “Meritocracy and Elitism in a Global City: Ideological Shifts in Singapore” in International Political Science Review, 29(1): 7-27 (2008)
  • Phang Sock Yong, The Singapore Model of Housing and the Welfare State (Institutional Knowledge at Singapore Management University, 2007)
  • Ngiam Tong Dow, A Mandarin and the Making of Public Policy: Reflections by Ngiam Tong Dow (NUS Press, 2006)
  • Saw Swee-Hock, Population Policies and Programmes in Singapore (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005)
  • Kenneth Paul Tan and Andrew Sze-Sian Tan, “Democracy and the Grassroots Sector in Singapore”, Space and Polity, 7(1): 3-20 (2003)
  • Chua B. H., Life is not complete without shopping: consumption culture in Singapore (Singapore University Press, 2003) 
  • Diane K. Mauzy and R.S. Milne, ‘The growth of civil society’, in Singapore Politics under the PAP, pp. 157-168 (Routledge, 2002)
  • Sin Chih Hoong, “The Quest for a Balanced Ethnic Mix: Singapore’s Ethnic Quota Policy Examined”, Urban Studies, 39(8): 1347–74 (2002)
  • Chua B. H. & Tan J. E, “Singapore: Where the new middle class sets the standard” in M. Pinches (ed.), Culture and Privilege in Capitalist Asia, 137-158 (Routledge, 1999)
  • Lily Zubaidah Rahim, The Political and Educational Marginality of the Malay Community (Oxford University Press, 1998)
  • N. PuruShotam, “Between compliance and resistance: Women and the middle-class of life in Singapore” in K. Sen & M. Stivens (Eds.), Gender and Power in Affluent Asia, pp. 127-166 (Routledge, 1998)
  • Chua Beng Huat, “Public housing and political legitimacy” in Political Legitimacy and Housing, pp. 124-151 (Routledge, 1997)
  • E. F. Pang, “Growth, Inequality and Race in Singapore”, International Labour Review, 1(1): 15-28 (1975)
  • K.S. Goh, “Cities as modernizers” in The Economics of Modernization and other Essays, pp. 19-30 (Asia Pacific Press, 1972)

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