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.
If Singapore’s leaders are seeking a new social compact for a changed world, they would need to embark on radical reforms to redress the balance between self-interest and solidarity, argues sociologist TEO YOU YENN.
In an excerpt from the new book, Brown is Redacted, sociologist Laavanya Kathiravelu explains the challenges ethnic Indians face in claiming legitimate belonging to the Singapore nation.
AcademiaSG editors CHONG JA IAN and LINDA LIM relate how their interview with a Hong Kong newspaper was distorted by a PRC news outlet. One year ago, in October 2021, the government passed FICA, the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA), two years after passing POFMA, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), in […]
The public discourse on inflation in Singapore has focused on imported inflation, and its mitigation through currency appreciation. But there are also domestic sources of inflation rooted in our overall economic development strategy, argue economists Linda Lim and Nigel Chiang of the University of Michigan.1 One year ago, central bankers worldwide mostly expected rising inflation […]
Linguist Tan Ying Ying says we need more well-informed conversations about a language that is simultaneously embraced and disparaged.
Reviewing a new report on homelessness, AcademiaSG Editor Teo You Yenn says the groundbreaking study has radically transformed what we know about homelessness in Singapore and set a high standard for all future work on housing insecurity. She gave the following remarks as the respondent at the launch of the report, Seeking Shelter: Homeless During […]
Anti-Jewish sentiments persist in the region even in the virtual absence of Jewish people. PAUL HEDGES of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies traces the many streams of influence sustaining this paradox. Main image: Maghain Aboth Synagogue in Waterloo Street was targetted for attack in 2021. – Photo by JNZL. The arrest in 2021 […]
Terri-Anne Teo (Newcastle University) has found that some Singaporeans express their unhappiness with the country’s heteronormative status quo not through loud opposition but in silence.
Despite the government’s promise that “Every School is a Good School”, parents still race for primary schools that are perceived to give their children an edge. JACQUELINE HO analyses the complex reasons for such choices, and argues that they cannot be attributed to simplistic stereotypes about “kiasu parents”.