Research & Publications

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Developing an Analytical Framework on Social Cohesion in Singapore: Reflections from the framing of social cohesion debates in the OECD and Europe
Nov 18, 2013

Developing an Analytical Framework on Social Cohesion in Singapore: Reflections from the framing of social cohesion debates in the OECD and Europe

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The EU Centre has published a new working paper by Nurhidayah Hassan (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) titled “Developing an Analytical Framework on Social Cohesion in Singapore: Reflections from the framing of social cohesion debates in the OECD and Europe”. The paper takes a critical look at how social cohesion is framed in academic literature and policy discussions in Europe and the OECD, and proposes a broader analytical framework that could be useful in the Singapore context as it confronts the challenges that have emerged in the last decade or so. For more on this paper, please click on the featured picture.

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Learning from the Nordic Welfare Model: what and how?
Sep 23, 2013

Learning from the Nordic Welfare Model: what and how?

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The Nordic countries’ more holistic approach towards social spending and their focus on uplifting the skill levels of its workforce has led to higher standards of equality for its citizens,  Full Abstract »

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The EU and ASEAN – In Search of a New Regional Paradigm?
Aug 22, 2013

The EU and ASEAN – In Search of a New Regional Paradigm?

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been seen as a relatively successful regional organisation in the developing world and has often been compared to the European Union (EU),  Full Abstract »

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Towards a Dynamic Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)?
Jul 30, 2013

Towards a Dynamic Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)?

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The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), an informal forum for dialogue and developing cooperation between Asia and Europe, was launched in 1996. Into its 17th year and with a membership that has  Full Abstract »

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How should ASEAN engage the EU? – Reflections on ASEAN’s external relations
Apr 1, 2013

How should ASEAN engage the EU? – Reflections on ASEAN’s external relations

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The EU is one of ASEAN’s oldest dialogue partners. Trade and investments ties between the two regions have grown tremendously, and the partnership now extends also to a whole range  Full Abstract »

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Mutual perceptions of Asia and the EU/Europe: Media, elite and public opinion in Singapore and Germany
Dec 1, 2012

Mutual perceptions of Asia and the EU/Europe: Media, elite and public opinion in Singapore and Germany

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In an increasingly interlinked and interdependent world, Europe and Asia are key players. Free trade agreements (FTAs), such as the ones the EU concluded with South Korea and Singapore, are  Full Abstract »

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Students’ cross-perception of the economic crises in the European Union and in Southeast Asia
Dec 1, 2012

Students’ cross-perception of the economic crises in the European Union and in Southeast Asia

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The financial crisis of 1997-1998 in Southeast Asia and the European Union’s financial crisis of 2008 followed by the sovereign debt crisis represented major policy events in the regions and  Full Abstract »

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Why EU promotion is at odds with successful crisis management: Public relations, news coverage, and the Aceh Monitoring Mission
Sep 1, 2012

Why EU promotion is at odds with successful crisis management: Public relations, news coverage, and the Aceh Monitoring Mission

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The EU Centre in Singapore has just published its tenth working paper, Why EU promotion is at odds with successful crisis management: Public relations, news coverage, and the Aceh Monitoring Mission,  Full Abstract »

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Turkey’s boycott of the Cyprus EU presidency: Context, meaning and its consequences
Sep 1, 2012

Turkey’s boycott of the Cyprus EU presidency: Context, meaning and its consequences

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The EU Centre has published a working paper by Loke Hoe Yeong on Turkey’s boycott of the Cyprus EU presidency: Context, meaning and its consequence. The paper provides the context  Full Abstract »

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Still the “pivot”: Russia’s self-conception and view of the euro crisis as perceived in public opinion and the Rossiiskaya Gazeta, 2011-12
Aug 1, 2012

Still the “pivot”: Russia’s self-conception and view of the euro crisis as perceived in public opinion and the Rossiiskaya Gazeta, 2011-12

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The EU Centre has published a working paper by Barnard Turner: “Still the ‘pivot’: Russia’s self-conception and view of the eurocrisis as perceived in public opinion and the Rossiiskaya Gazeta, 2011-12.”  Full Abstract »