Friday 30 June — Watch the recording of Professor Kevin Tan’s lecture on how the institution has evolved, both in its formal structure and in terms of public expectations.
LINDA LIM and TEO YOU YENN argue that gains from attracting ultra-high-net-worth individuals are overstated. The benefits of private philanthropy are outweighed by forgone tax revenues and distract from the state’s responsibilty to look after its citizens.
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.
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).