“New normal” no more: democratic backsliding in Singapore after 2015

  title={“New normal” no more: democratic backsliding in Singapore after 2015},
  author={Walid Jumblatt Abdullah},
  pages={1123 - 1141}
ABSTRACT After the “watershed” General Elections (GE) in 2011, Singapore seemed primed for greater democratization. The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) adopted a softer tone, and promised an expansion of the political space. Yet, after the subsequent GE in 2015, in which the PAP attained a much higher share of the votes in a resounding victory, there is an apparent democratic backsliding. Academics have been publicly censured by state leaders, legislation has been passed to strengthen the… Expand
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