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  • In Low-Crime Singapore: Understanding the Link between Diversity and Crime at the Neighbourhood Level

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 13, 2017 | Hits: 4460

    We have heard from managers about the merits of diversity within organisations, whereupon a more diverse workforce tends to produce more effective teams, be more effective at problem-solving and musters greater innovations. When it comes to diversity in residential communities, however, the effects are mixed. Diversity within Communities Several social science researchers have pointed to…..

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  • Emerging sense of S’porean identity independent of ethnic heritage

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 01, 2017 | Hits: 2299

    A recent survey on ethnic identity shows that many Singaporeans rate speaking English as a more important trait of being Singaporean than being able to trace one’s ethnic heritage. The run-up to Singapore’s first reserved presidential election two months ago was marked by contention over what exactly constitutes an “authentic” Singapore Malay. As the 2017…..

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  • Cultivating in New Citizens a Heart for Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 12, 2016 | Hits: 3043

    Every year, Singapore incorporates a substantial number of new citizens into its fold. While precise numbers are not available, from 2012 to 2014, there were on average annually about 20,000 people who were naturalised as citizens. The exercise and process of granting citizenship in any country is often deeply contested and for good reason –…..

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