Democracy, Singapore-Style? Biden’s Summit spotlights questions of how to categorize regimes

Academic Views, Explainer

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 […]

December 20, 2021

Election Explainer: Nasty tactics 2

Explainer, GE2020

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 […]

June 30, 2020

Election Explainer: Nasty tactics

Explainer, GE2020

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 […]

June 25, 2020