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.
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.
Eve Yeo explores state power and welfare through a case study of the Central Provident Fund.
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.
KUANSONG VICTOR ZHUANG, MENG EE WONG, and DAN GOODLEY make the case for disability studies in Singapore.
Studying television production in Singapore, SIAO YUONG FONG explores the often-invisible ideological work that goes into maintaining regime stability.
A new book examines academic freedom in Asia. CHERIAN GEORGE, CHONG JA IAN and SHANNON ANG summarise their chapter on the situation in Singapore.
This new volume is pubished by Columbia University Press as part of the Association for Asian Studies’ Asia Shorts series. Book launch webinar on 1 December (Singapore time).
HALLAM STEVENS (James Cook University) cautions that Australia should resist what Singapore’s high-tech governance model offers — not just tech but also connected legal, financial, and political mechanisms for managing society.