Special Topics

Special Topics: Elections

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 […]

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General Elections 2020

• 20 for 20: our GE reading list • Quick takes: some basics Quick takes 10 July is Polling Day What are these elections about? The upcoming elections are Parliamentary Elections; the winning party forms the government. Singapore has been governed continuously by the People’s Action Party since 1959. (See Elections Department explainer.) Over the […]

Academic Views

An election budget and signposts for the future

Walid Jumblatt Abdullah, an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Global Affairs at Nanyang Technological University, discusses the politics of the 2020 Singapore Budget. ‘Will this year’s budget be a General Election Budget?’ Janadas Devan, Director of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), posed this question to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Heng Swee […]

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Academics against disinformation

On 1 April 2019, the Singapore government tabled the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill. A group of academics expressed deep reservations about the proposed law. Parliament passed it on 8 May 2019. This section of the website is an archive of statements and commentaries, originally published as a Google Doc. “We are concerned […]