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 masterโ€™s degree at the Department of Political Science at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, on the growth in Singaporeโ€™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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