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Title: Non-meat diet and its contribution to environmentalism in Singapore
Authors: Lim, Rui Xin
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: This paper seeks to address the gaps in the Singapore state’s efforts towards promoting environmental sustainability and raise awareness that veg*anism (to refer to non-meat diets such as vegetarianism and veganism), when adopted as a lifestyle, and not just a diet, is valuable in supplementing the state’s promotion of environmentalism. Through the use of ecological modernisation as a framework, I argue that the state’s primary focus on economic development and technocracy often compromises the scope of green initiatives and hinder individual efforts. Further, the restrictive political economy in Singapore hinders the use of contentious politics. As such, this study proposes that veg*ans in Singapore may negotiate the restrictive political economy through a form of bottom-up environmentalism that is carried out primarily at the individual level.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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