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”.
Professor of Law Michael Hor critiques the Court of Appeal’s recent judgement concerning the criminalisation of gay sex. Either the Government or the Courts should stop sitting on the fence and come down in favour of removing this harmful piece of legislation, he argues.
CHERIAN GEORGE, CHONG JA IAN and WALID JUMBLATT ABDULLAH probe the tendency to use the crisis in Ukraine as an occasion to assert their values and allegiances in an identity war between the West and the Rest. Such responses may be early warning signs of trends that may complicate the country’s international relations in coming years.
Webinar – Behind the Singapore government’s strong reaction against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, public opinion appears divided. What does this reveal about Singaporean attitudes to the global order?
In a talk at Stanford, Linda Lim argued that inequality, race, and tensions over US and China relations are interlinked and embedded in Singapore’s input-intensive, state-driven, multinational-led economic model.
Behind the Singapore government’s condemnation of the Russian invasion, some citizens are dismissive of Ukraine’s plight. Such reactions betray an amnesia about the foundations of Singapore’s own sovereignty, writes Cherian George.
ACADEMIASG EDITORIAL — If there is no gap between stated policy and actual practice, we would expect university administrators, bureaucrats, and political leaders to be fully and enthusiastically forthcoming in responding to the points that academics have raised through our study.
Older Singaporeans have been honoured as members of the Pioneer and Merdeka Generations, but their lives are little known. Historian Loh Kah Seng examines the social history of Singapore’s industrialisation.
Putting aside the Summit’s controversial invitation list, how do experts characterize Singapore’s political system? AcademiaSG editor and political scientist Chong Ja Ian surveys more rigorous measures that are widely used. Singapore’s recent non-invite to the US-organized Summit for Democracy has created some discussion about the country’s regime type and status, including some debate over the […]