Who were our Pioneers? A look among industrial workers

Academic Views

Older Singaporeans have been honoured as members of the Pioneer and Merdeka Generations, but their lives are little known. Historian Loh Kah Seng examines the social history of Singapore’s industrialisation.

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Democracy, Singapore-Style? Biden’s Summit spotlights questions of how to categorize regimes

Academic Views, Explainer

Putting aside the Summit’s controversial invitation list, how do experts characterize Singapore’s political system? AcademiaSG editor and political scientist Chong Ja Ian surveys more rigorous measures that are widely used. Singapore’s recent non-invite to the US-organized Summit for Democracy has created some discussion about the country’s regime type and status, including some debate over the […]

December 20, 2021