Borrowed from American political discourse, the term was first used in the Singapore Parliament by opposition member Low Thia Khiang to describe the ruling party, but it has since been monopolised by economic conservatives. CHERIAN GEORGE contextualises its use. POLITICS OF ENVY Politics of envy is a commonly heard accusation in the real world of […]
Cash-strapped Singaporeans are asking for more help to cope with the high cost of living. Some criticise cash transfers as wasteful handouts. NG KOK HOE explains their merits and how they can be structured to reduce the risk of misuse and fraud.
The term “ageing population” is normally framed negatively, limiting public perceptions of this demographic trend, says sociologist SHANNON ANG.
One of Singapore’s main policy dilemmas is how to address economic inequality. NG KOK HOE and TEO YOU YENN explain one approach.
LINDA LIM explains a concept that is familiar to other developed countries though rarely used in Singapore’s policy debates.
It is a label that people apply on views they disagree with. Is there a better way to understand “propaganda”? CHERIAN GEORGE provides a primer.
It’s said that Russia has violated Ukraine’s “sovereignty”. But what does the word mean, and why does Vladimir Putin not seem to get it? CHONG JA-IAN offers a primer.
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 […]
Welcome to Nomination Day and the official start of the campaign period! As election campaigning heats up, there is almost sure to be more gutter politics. Here’s NASTY TWO, an expansion pack for our little bag of common dirty tricks. We hope you will find the cards helpful and informative as you observe hustings and […]
Nasty! A card game of gutter politics Elections almost anywhere will see a fair amount of negative, and, frankly, underhanded campaigning. Singapore is no exception. To help people identify some common tactics and respond, we’ve prepared a little series of image cards titled NASTY! Please enjoy and use them. Do share them with friends and […]