Non-meat diet and its contribution to environmentalism in Singapore
Lim, Rui Xin
Date of Issue2017
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University