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Archive: September 2015

Raviv Litman - Blog 5: Candidates, Cruise Ships, and Credentials

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The People’s Action Party (PAP), the ruling party in Singaporean politics since the 1960’s, held a snap election this September 11. This election was important for two different reasons; one was that it is the first time in decades that all the ridings in the election were contested, and two was that the PAP exceeded predictions to win by a landslide. Rather than losing support as they had in the last election, the PAP had a sweeping victory with 80% of the vote. So how can the PAP remain strong in the midst of growing presence of opposition parties in the elections?

Yasmine El-Hamamsy - Blog 1: The Privilege of Legality

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In my first blog post I begin to discuss my own position as a legal body in Malaysia and some of the inconsistencies that come with categorizing humans in abstract terms of legality.

Jordan Konyk - Blog 1: Livability and a City of Life

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In my first blog I reflect on how the “livability ranking” of Dhaka rests on privileged assumptions about what a city should be. Comparing this with my experience in Dhaka, I argue for a critical ontology of the city that reaffirms and celebrates the life that sustains the city, instead of criticizing it for the challenges it presents.