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dc.contributor.authorLim, Cherrie Yi Xuanen_US
dc.identifier.citationLim, C. Y. X. (2023). Affirmative action: is it unjustified? A case of Singapore's reserved presidential election. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I argue that in the case of Singapore’s Reserved Presidential Elections, affirmative action is not unjustified. This paper will expand on ideas I have set forth in a previous paper of mine. My argument builds on current arguments for affirmative action (like Thomson and Nagel), but it extends beyond compensatory accounts that defends affirmative action solely based on compensation for past injustices. My argument will thus instead be built on compensating for not just past discriminations (injustices), but also compensating for current discrimination and societal good. Therefore, in my account, affirmative action in the Reserved Elections thus serves to correct for the past injustice and current injustice that disadvantages minority races, and benefits the greater societal good, and these benefits to the society serve to override the potential unfairness of exclusion in reserved terms of the Presidential Elections.en_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.titleAffirmative action: is it unjustified? A case of Singapore's reserved presidential electionen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorGrace Boeyen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanitiesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Philosophyen_US
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