Science-based does not mean value-neutral: Making the case for broader public participation in climate governance

Academic Views

Belicia Teo, a PhD student at NYU’s Department of Sociology whose research focuses on climate change and social movements, argues that climate policy requires more than “listening to the science” — it also requires broader deliberation to address differences in norms and values. The rhetoric of “listening to the science” has gained prominence recently, thanks […]

March 25, 2021

Yes please, let’s talk about ‘cancel culture’

Academic Views

Professor Cherian George explains why he welcomes establishment voices’ complaints about social justice activists’ attempts to boycott offensive speech. I have been glancing occasionally at Singapore’s debate on “cancel culture” with a mix of bemusement and satisfaction at how some conservatives have been rising to the defence of open discussion. For the uninitiated (lucky you), […]

March 19, 2021