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Why are Singaporeans not discontented despite a big wealth disparity? Communitarian democracy as a social glue in face of wealth inequality

December 7, 2017

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by Jerrick Wee “For indeed any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich.” Such is Plato’s observation in the Republic two thousand years ago on the divisive effect that wealth inequality has on the social cohesion of citizens in a city. Curiously, […]

The role of Complain Kings and Queens in a democratic society: Examining public discourse in Singapore

December 7, 2017

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by Phang Zi Xin The Singaporean state is often described generously as a developmental state that prides itself on “delivering the goods” and prioritizing the long term over the short term (Chua, 1995, p. 74; Lee, 2011, p. 90). It cites its ability to significantly raise the average living standards in record speed as reasons […]

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