Special Topics: Speech that offends


Special Topics

by Cherian George Since 2000, laws against offensive expression have been among the most frequently triggered speech restrictions in Singapore. Most of these cases have been initiated by citizens taking offence at racially or religiously provocative online content. How to deal with such cases continues to be debated. Like in most societies, there’s growing alarm […]

December 9, 2020

Special Topics: A sociology of gender


Special Topics

by Teo You Yenn Gender issues are not just women’s issues. Inequality—between people who are categorized as women and those who are categorized as men, as well as between people whose categorizations are generally recognized and those whose categorizations are contested—is central to understanding the significance of gender in contemporary societies.  The scholarship on gender […]

October 1, 2020

Special Topics: A minimum wage


Special Topics

In this module of the AcademiaSG Special Topics series, we present a carefully curated selection of the key research and analysis relevant to the concept of a minimum wage in Singapore. Most of these articles can be accessed for free, but we have indicated where a few are behind paywalls. What economists think about a […]

September 18, 2020

Special Topics: Elections


Special Topics

This collection of book chapters and journal articles from the archives was compiled prior to the 2020 General Election. All are available for free download courtesy of the authors and publishers. RULING PARTY DYNAMICS Democratic backsliding since GE2015 – Walid Jumblatt Abdullah | After GE2015, the PAP reverted to its familiar authoritarian stratagem. This was […]

July 1, 2020