Globalisation, access to digital technologies, the changing role of media, and rising education levels in Singapore have led to more new and different identities, of gender, nationality, religion, race, class, education, family structure, sexual orientation and political ideology.
This research programme tracks our growing diversity and its implications for national identity, social cohesion and capital, community resilience and governance.
The Singapore polity today is colourful and complex, what are the key areas of diversity and the attendant issues?
What opportunities and challenges does diversity present for equality, network building, and social cohesion?
What are the possible policy interventions (e.g. via technology, education, and the social sector) that can help Singapore better manage and ride on diversity?