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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TAN ERN SER
ASSOC PROFESSOR, SOCIOLOGY; & ACADEMIC CONVENOR, SINGAPORE STUDIES, FASS.
DEPARTMENT of SOCIOLOGY
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

       
Appointment: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Office: AS1/03-15
Email: soctanes@nus.edu.sg
Tel: 6516-6062
Fax: (65) 6777-9579
Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/soctanes/
  
 
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Teaching Areas Top

1000-level: Introductory Sociology, Singapore Society.
2000-level: Methods of Social Research, Social Stratification, Sociology of Work.
3000-level: Race and Ethnic Relations.
4000-level: Sociology of Organizations.
5000-level: Survey Management; Issues in Singapore Society; Work, Organizations, and Society.


Current Research Top

Politics, governance, and democracy: Asian Barometer, World Values Survey.
Class and Stratification; industrial relations, welfare.
Citizenship, Ethnic Relations, and National Identity.
Elderly: employment, finance, learning needs. 
Social capital in a HDB new town.


Research Interests Top

Political values, governance and democracy; class and stratification; citizenship and national identity; ethnic relations; industrial relations; elderly.


Publications Top

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

  • Does Class Matter? Social Stratification and Orientations in Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific, 2004.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  • (With Wang Zhengxu), "Self-Expression, Asian Values and Democracy: East Asia in Global Perspective" in Russell J Dalton & Doh Chull Shin, eds., Citizens, Democracy and Markets around the Pacific Rim: Congruence Theory and Political Culture. Oxford: Oxford U Press, 2006.
  • "Balancing State Welfarism and Individual Responsibility: Singapore's CPF Model" in Catherine Jones Finer and Paul Smyth, eds., Social Policy and the Commonwealth: Prospects for Social Inclusion. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
  • "Ethnic Relations in Singapore: Evidence from Survey Data" in Leo Suryadinata, ed. Ethnic Relations and Nation-Building in Southeast Asia. Singapore: ISEAS/ SSAS, 2004.
  • "Globalization and National Industrial Relations Systems: Theoretical Implications from the Singapore Case" in Tadashi Hanami. ed., Universal Wisdom through Globalization. Tokyo: Japan Institute of Labour, 2002.
  • "The Class Dimension in Singapore:  Challenges and Implications for Social Policy" in Gillian Koh, ed., Singapore Perspectives 2005:  People and Partnerships.  Singapore: IPS/ Marshall Cavendish, 2005.

EDITORIAL WORK ON BOOKS

  • (with Brenda Yeoh and Jennifer Wang) Tourism Management and Policy: Perspectives from Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific, 2002.
  • (with Ong, JH and Tong, CK) Understanding Singapore Society. Singapore: Times Academic, 1997.

ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

  • "Singapore Industrial Relations: From Colonial Tutelage to Corporatist Paternalism in a New Economy (1945-2003)" Korean Journal of Industrial Relations, 13:2, 2003.
  • (with B. Parasuraman) "Globalization, Risk Society, and Optimal Response: Policy Implications from the Singapore Case". Asian Profile, 31:2, 2003.

PUBLISHED REPORTS

  • MCYS Survey on Learning Needs of Seniors 2008. (downloadable from MCYS website).
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