Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1994

Abstract

This paper explores the question of who defines the agenda of environmental concerns in Singapore. It argues that the state plays an inordinately large role in defining the agenda and implementing the solutions. Few other competing environmental agendas have been set in alternative public arenas. While this has worked generally well in Singapore, there are larger roles for environmental groups, businesses and industries, and other bodies to play. It is in the enlarged roles of these bodies that the hope for a greater democratization of public arenas in Singapore lies.

Keywords

Environmental conservation, Green businesses, Sustainable cities, Environmental regulation, Emissions regulations, Sustainable food systems, Air pollution, Environmental protection, Economic regulation, Public health

Discipline

Asian Studies | Environmental Policy | Place and Environment | Urban Studies and Planning

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia

Volume

9

Issue

2

First Page

277

Last Page

287

ISSN

0217-9520

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.jstor.org/stable/41056891