Science and Technology

Scholarly Publications

The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

August 2011

Why do some countries in the developing world achieve growth with equity, while others do not?

Southeast Asia in Political Science: Terms of Enlistment

July 2008

Co-published by the East-West Center, this book originated in a 2004 conference convened by the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) at Shorenstein APARC.

Security, Community, and Democracy in Southeast Asia: Analyzing ASEAN

August 2005

Is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a pluralistic security community (PSC)? Does community cause security in Southeast Asia? In a PSC, member states are sovereign.

News

Debating Artificial Intelligence: The Fox Versus the Hedgehog

July 2019

Singapore has been described as “a thriving hub for artificial intelligence.” In May 2019, Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) released the first edition of “A Proposed Model AI...

Can Trust Be Verified? Managing 5G Risk in Southeast Asia

May 2019

Nothing can fully protect a country from secret malfeasance involving the company it hires to provide and maintain its 5th generation wireless system (5G). But certain steps can lessen the risk.

Stanford undergraduates pose questions for Singapore in Singapore Journal

August 2008

The inaugural (March 2008) issue of PRISM, an undergraduate journal published by the University Scholars Programme (USP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), carries a dozen essays.

Events

Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem? Experts on Climate Change in Southeast Asia

March 4, 2013

Officials, scholars, and activists have long believed in improving environmental policy in developing countries by fostering desirable values and practices through networks of experts.

How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

Political Inheritance and Hybrid Democracy: Family Politics and Democracy in Thailand

March 8, 2012

In 2011 Yingluck Shinawatra became the 1st female prime minister of Thailand,  the 3rd member of her family to become prime minister, and the 13th member of her extended family to gain a seat in...