1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Chua Beng Huat

Former Collaborating Researcher

Chua Beng Huat collaborated with UNRISD for the research project Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes and for the flagship report Combating Poverty and Inequality (2006-2010). He wrote a paper for UNRISD on Singapore’s development experience, social policy and poverty reduction strategies. At the time of his collaboration, Beng Huat was a professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore and was carrying out research on the politics of welfare developmentalism in Malaysia and Singapore.

He has written extensively on Singapore’s development experience, including the publications: Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore (Routledge, 1995); and Political Legitimacy and Housing: Stakeholding in Singapore (Routledge, 1997). Beng Huat has a PhD from York University in Canada.