The evolution of modern Singapore’s civil society

Thursday, 11 September 2014


This was an article contribution by Mr Pravin Prakash, an NUS student who is pursuing his master’s degree at the Department of Political Science at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, on the growth in Singapore’s civil society. He opined that it is essential that this public sphere evolve with little government interference, in order for it to function as an independent socio-political space, with original and autonomous ideas. He also noted that for this to exist, civil society must develop self-governing mechanisms that embrace diversity of ideas, while rejecting and censoring extremist ideas and groups that promote hate speech and discrimination.

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