Education in Singapore's Soft Power Strategy in the Arctic

Burke, D. C. (Oplægsholder)

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragGæsteforelæsning, undervisning og kursusvirksomhed ved andre universiteter


Singapore is an Asian state that often goes unnoticed in Arctic politics because it is overshadowed by the presence of China in the region. Since its inclusion as an Arctic Council observer state in 2013, however, Singapore has carved out a niche for itself in providing education opportunities for indigenous peoples in the region, namely via the Singapore-AC Permanent Participants Cooperation Package. This article argues that Singapore is using its internal skills in education and human resources training to cultivate influence in the Arctic, in a process that draws upon its broader approach towards international politics. By using education as a means of developing soft power to subtly, but distinctively, include itself in the Arctic region, Singapore is slowly developing links with indigenous peoples in order to influence how the region develops.
Periode18. apr. 2018
Sted for afholdelseCardiff University, Storbritannien
Grad af anerkendelseNational