Singapore is widely acknowledged to be one of the most technologically advanced and highly networked societies in the world, with ambitions to develop information and communications technologies even further over the next decade. This article explores the connections between the internet and politics, examining the nature of government regulation of access to the web, and the effects of Signaporeans' avid adoption of the internet on the conduct of politics in the island-state. Despite the generally authoritarian approach of the government to the media and the continuing imposition of some controls over the net, it is argued that the internet shows potential for contributing to the democratisation of Singaporean politics.
|Title of host publication||Comunicacion e Xuventude (Communications and Youth)|
|Editors||LA Pousa, JE Pim, OC Arbigay|
|Place of Publication||Santiago de Compostela|
|Publisher||Professional College of Journalists of Galicia|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|