How to Outsmart Mis/Disinformation about the Ukraine war and other events

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华文版,请继续往下阅读。Sila gulir ke bawah untuk membaca versi Bahasa Melayu. Many people have been reporting confusion and even receiving dubious information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Wars are moments where powerful states and other actors use the vast resources available to them to shape information and narratives. These efforts seek to discredit adversaries while trying to […]

April 23, 2022

Special Topic: Public funding of media

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UPDATED MARCH 14TH, 2022 by Cherian George In May 2021, Singapore Press Holdings announced that it would hive off its media business into a non-profit company, SPH Media. The government said it is “prepared to provide it with funding support to help it build capabilities for the future”. There is a long tradition of public […]

May 7, 2021

Special Topics: Speech that offends

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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

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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

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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

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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