Bibliography: Digital Authoritarianism and Activism
The following is a selection of research relating to digital authoritarianism and activism in Singapore. Key topics include online censorship, online civil society, social media activism, internet policy, and digital protest.
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Abidin, C. (2020). Activism in Singapore in the Digital Age: Influencer Cultures, Meme Factories, and Networked Virality. In Singapore Perspectives (pp. 49–55). WORLD SCIENTIFIC. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811225734_0008
George, C. (2005). The internet’s political impact and the penetration/participation paradox in Malaysia and Singapore. Media, Culture & Society, 27(6), 903–920. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443705057678
Goh, D., & Pang, N. (2016). Protesting the Singapore government: The role of collective action frames in social media mobilization. Telematics and Informatics, 33(2), 525–533. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2015.07.008
Ho, K. C., Baber, Z., & Khondker, H. (2002). ‘Sites’ of resistance: Alternative websites and state-society relations 1. The British Journal of Sociology, 53(1), 127–148. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071310120109366
Jiow, H. J., & Morales, S. (2015). Lateral Surveillance in Singapore. Surveillance & Society, 13(3/4), 327–337. https://doi.org/10.24908/ss.v13i3/4.5320
Kenyon, A. T. (2010). Investigating Chilling Effects: News Media and Public Speech in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. International Journal of Communication, 4(0), 28.
KLUVER, R. (2004). Political Culture and Information Technology in the 2001 Singapore General Election. Political Communication, 21(4), 435–458. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584600490518333
Lee, H., & Lee, T. (2019). From contempt of court to fake news: Public legitimisation and governance in mediated Singapore. Media International Australia, 173(1), 81–92. https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878X19853074
Lee, T. (2001). The Politics of Internet Policy and (Auto-)Regulation in Singapore. Media International Australia, 101(1), 33–42. https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878X0110100106
Lee, T. (2005). Internet Control and Auto-regulation in Singapore. Surveillance & Society, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.24908/ss.v3i1.3321
Lee, T., & Kan, C. (2009). Blogospheric pressures in Singapore: Internet discourses and the 2006 general election. Continuum, 23(6), 871–886. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304310903294804
Liew, K. K., Pang, N., & Chan, B. (2013). New media and new politics with old cemeteries and disused railways: Advocacy goes digital in Singapore. Asian Journal of Communication, 23(6), 605–619. https://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2013.790911
Neo, R. (2020). The securitisation of fake news in Singapore. International Politics, 57(4), 724–740. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-019-00198-4
New media, new activism: Trends and trajectories in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. (2014). International Development Planning Review, 36(1), 91–110.
Ortmann, S. (2012). Policy Advocacy in a Competitive Authoritarian Regime: The Growth of Civil Society and Agenda Setting in Singapore. Administration & Society, 44(6_suppl), 13S-25S. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399712460080
Ortmann, S. (2015). Political Change and Civil Society Coalitions in Singapore. Government and Opposition, 50(1), 119–139. https://doi.org/10.1017/gov.2013.41
Rodan, G. (1998). The Internet and Political Control in Singapore. Political Science Quarterly, 113(1), 63–89. https://doi.org/10.2307/2657651
Rodan, G. (2003). Embracing electronic media but suppressing civil society: Authoritarian consolidation in Singapore. The Pacific Review, 16(4), 503–524. https://doi.org/10.1080/0951274032000132236
Soh, W. Y. (2020). Digital protest in Singapore: The pragmatics of political Internet memes. Media, Culture & Society, 42(7–8), 1115–1132. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720904603
Soon, C., & Kluver, R. (2007). The Internet and Online Political Communities in Singapore. Asian Journal of Communication, 17(3), 246–265. https://doi.org/10.1080/01292980701458331
Soon, C., & Kluver, R. (2014). Uniting Political Bloggers in Diversity: Collective Identity and Web Activism*. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 500–515. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcc4.12079
Sreekumar, T. T., & Vadrevu, S. (2013). Subpolitics and Democracy: The Role of New Media in the 2011 General Elections in Singapore. Science, Technology and Society, 18(2), 231–249. https://doi.org/10.1177/0971721813489458
Tan, N. (2020). Digital learning and extending electoral authoritarianism in Singapore. Democratization, 27(6), 1073–1091. https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2020.1770731
Woods, O. (2021). Mobilising Dissent in a Digital Age: The Curious Case of Amos Yee. Geopolitics, 26(2), 639–660. https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2019.1611561