Environment and Civil Society in Singapore
Dr Joelle Lai
Dr Toh Tai Chong
This course explores the rise of the conservation ethic in Singapore. It traces the scientific, social and economic conditions that gave rise to the global environmental movement, and to its various expressions in Singapore. Students will engage with stakeholders (scientists, officials, civil society) to understand the conflicts and collaborations between advocates of development and conservation. They will initiate their own conversations and give feedback. The class will critically evaluate state-civil society partnerships, learn about the history between environmental CSOs and the Government, and debate choices and dilemmas for the future.
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