LINDA LIM explains the complexities behind Singapore’s seemingly alarming number four rank in The Economist’s Crony Capitalism index. Regardless of the scale and impact of political connections in the Singapore economy, though, the republic’s status as an enabler of crony capitalism in other countries should be of concern.
There have been more than 800 academic publications across multiple disciplines focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore. Our report reviews this literature.
Borrowed from American political discourse, the term was first used in the Singapore Parliament by opposition member Low Thia Khiang to describe the ruling party, but it has since been monopolised by economic conservatives. CHERIAN GEORGE contextualises its use. POLITICS OF ENVY Politics of envy is a commonly heard accusation in the real world of […]
NIKHIL DUTT SUNDARAJ (National University of Singapore) argues that national biodiversity conservation regimes should be science-based, clearly articulated, robustly enforced, and feasible. Assessed on these criteria, Singapore’s regime shows strengths but also significant gaps.
Eve Yeo explores state power and welfare through a case study of the Central Provident Fund.
Cash-strapped Singaporeans are asking for more help to cope with the high cost of living. Some criticise cash transfers as wasteful handouts. NG KOK HOE explains their merits and how they can be structured to reduce the risk of misuse and fraud.
The term “ageing population” is normally framed negatively, limiting public perceptions of this demographic trend, says sociologist SHANNON ANG.
One of Singapore’s main policy dilemmas is how to address economic inequality. NG KOK HOE and TEO YOU YENN explain one approach.
LINDA LIM explains a concept that is familiar to other developed countries though rarely used in Singapore’s policy debates.
In our first AcademiaSG Lecture, PHILIP HOLDEN retrieves PAP founding father S. Rajaratnam’s early anticolonial thought and discusses its relevance for contemporary discussions of race and identity. Watch the video.