The IPS Year In Review Conference Series

  1. Singapore: The Year in Review 1990

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1990
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Tan, Teng Lang, ed
    Year:
    1991
    Excerpt:

    The inaugural issue in the Singapore The Year in Review series. This volume contains the papers, commentaries and discussions, presented at the first The Year in Review conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, to review Singapore's performance in the past year. The conference focused on four areas: domestic politics, the economy, culture and society, and external relations. Contributors include: Chia Siow Yue, Leslie Fong, Robert Iau and Tommy Thong-Bee Koh. Commentators include: Maurice Hock-Heng Choo, Patrick Daniel, Koh Tai Ann, Kuo Pao Kun, Ong Chit Chung, Quek Peck Lim, Walter Cheong Ming Woon and Yang Razali Kassim. The rapporteurs for the respective sessions were Bilveer Singh, Lee Tsao Yuan, Ooi Giok Ling and Tan Teng Lang.

    (115 pages, ISBN 981 210 006 7)

  2. Singapore: The Year in Review 1991

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1991
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Lee, Tsao Yuan, ed
    Year:
    1992
    Excerpt:

    This issue contains the proceedings from the second The Year in Review conference. Four areas were covered: external relations, the economy, education and domestic politics. The Year in Review 1991 examines, among other issues, what effects the global political transformations had on Singapore, how the Gulf War influenced the Singapore economy and where the Singapore economy is now heading, why the policy changes in education are meaningful and what the results of the General Election mean. Contributors include: Chan Heng Chee, S Gopinathan, Hussin Mutalib and Lee Tsao Yuan. The Commentators were Gwee Yee Hean, Ho Kwon Ping, Seng Han Thong and Tan Lian Choo.

    (112 pages, ISBN 981 210 020 2)

  3. Singapore: The Year in Review 1992

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1992
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Arun, Mahizhnan, ed.
    Year:
    1993
    Excerpt:

    Singapore's performance in the areas of health issues, the economy, domestic policy and foreign policy was assessed in this year's The Year in Review conference. The Year in Review 1992 examines, among other issues, whether the health care system can cope with the demand for high-cost high-technology health services expected by a more affluent but ageing population; what prompted the refocusing of policy initiatives from globalisation to regionalisation; why the December by-election was a crucial test of Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong's leadership; and what are the key elements of Singapore's foreign policy that help the country survive a turbulent international arena. Contributors include: Maurice Hock-Heng Choo, Patrick Daniel, Kishore Mahbubani and Shee Poon Kim. Commentators are: N W Goh, Lau Teik Soon, Arun Mahizhnan and Tan Cheng Bock. 

    (65 pages, ISBN 981 210 044 X)

  4. Singapore: The Year in Review 1993

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1993
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Lee, Tsao Yuan, ed.
    Year:
    1994
    Excerpt:

    The four areas of focus in this 1994 The Year in Review conference were the international economy, the domestic economy, foreign policy and domestic politics. Can a small nation-state like Singapore be a world player as the old world order crumbles? Should Singaporeans be allowed to invest CPF funds in the region? Does the rising cost of living and staying alive have implications for the way people will vote in the future? Was the outcome of the presidential election a protest at PAP dominance? The Year in Review 1993 poses and deliberates on questions and issues such as these which were prominent in 1993, and makes projections for the year ahead and the longer term prospects of Singapore both at home and in the world arena. Contributors include: Freddy Orchard, Toh Thian Ser, Tan Lian Choo and Walter Woon. Commentators are: Tan Kong Yam, Lee Tsao Yuan, Tommy Thong-Bee Koh and Han Fook Kwang.

    (104 pages, ISBN 981 210 057 1)

  5. Singapore: The Year in Review 1994

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1994
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Yap, Mui Teng, ed
    Year:
    1995
    Excerpt:

    Will the global march of the free market generate a backlash? Is the end in sight for the boom of the residential property market? What are the implications for the Singapore economy of the strong Singapore Dollar? Are budget surpluses a cause for concern? Is anti-intellectualism allowed to dominate public discussion? These and other questions which were prominent in 1994 were posed and deliberated at the annual The Year in Review conference. As has become customary, the broad-based topics of discussion were the World Economy, the Domestic Economy and Domestic Politics. The title of Foreign Policy was this year changed to External Economic, Political and Security Relations, to reflect better the relationships and new realities that exist between Singapore, its neighbours and the world at large. Contributors include Tan Kong Yam, Shaun Seow, Cherian George and Bilveer Singh. The Commentators are Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Daniel Lian, Chia Shi Teck and Kwa Chong Guan.

    (81 pages, ISBN 981 210 074 1)

  6. Singapore: The Year in Review 1995

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1995
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Yeo, Lay Hwee, ed
    Year:
    1996
    Excerpt:

    For Singapore, 1995 was a year when domestic affairs enmeshed with international issues and the city-state once again found itself thrust into the limelight of the international media. It was also a year when the economy came close to the point of crossing over to the developed league. What does this all mean for Singapore? The annual Conference on Singapore: The Year in Review posed and deliberated questions on various issues, among these, the Flor Contemplacion case and the Krugman Thesis concerning the sustainability of the economic growth in Singapore. Four areas were covered - The Economy; The Public Service; Domestic Politics; and Foreign Affairs. Contributors include Amina Tyabji, Lee Tsao Yuan, Lim Siong Guan, Jon S. T. Quah, Kanwaljit Soin, Winston Koh, Felix Soh and Zainul Abidin Rasheed.

    (92 pages, ISBN 981 210 090 3)

  7. Singapore: The Year in Review 1996

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1996
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Koh, Gillian, ed
    Year:
    1997
    Excerpt:

    How was the General Election held on the second day of 1997 fought and won in 1996? What will the public soul-searching on dreaming "The Singapore Dream" mean for public policy and governance? What does it indicate about social values? Will the national economy be able to afford "The Singapore Dream"? Did the slowdown in the second half of 1996 suggest a need for structural reform for Singapore’s long-term economic vitality and security? Is Singapore a country that truly "punches above its weight" in international relations and diplomacy? Or is "geography, destiny"? How will Singapore make her way into the new millennium?

    These are some of the issues explored in Singapore: The Year in Review 1996. It reproduces papers and commentaries presented by experts, both academics and practitioners, at a Conference of the same title held by The Institute of Policy Studies on 15 January 1997. The Conference is devoted to a retrospective analysis of events, policies and trends that emerged in 1996. The areas covered were: The Economy, Domestic Politics and Foreign Affairs. For the first time, the Conference convened a panel discussion with four young Singaporeans, simply titled "The Singapore Dream", aimed at obtaining insights into the aspirations and values of their generation regarding life in Singapore

    This publication is not only a record of developments in 1996; even more so, it is a collection of considered insights on the key aspects of public policy in Singapore.

    (98 pages, ISBN 981 210 110 1)

  8. Singapore: The Year in Review 1997

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1997
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Arun Mahizhnan, ed
    Year:
    1998
    Excerpt:

    Has the Asian Miracle turned into the Asian Mirage? When and how will the region recover? Can Singapore weather the economic crisis and political instability?

    What is being done to heal those fault-lines opened by the hardball politics of the General Election 1997? Did the PAP's legitimacy increase or decrease after the election?

    Why haven't Singaporeans voiced a chorus of welcome to the Prime Minister's call for changing mindsets? Are they cynical or just apathetic?

    These are some of the burning questions discussed in this book. Contributors include diplomat Tommy Koh, politician Inderjit Singh, academics Tan Kong Yam, S. Gopinathan, Derek da Cunha, Simon Tay and Francis Chong, businessmen Philip Ng and Manu Bhaskaran and journalists Han Fook Kwang and Cherian George.

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1997 is a collection of papers presented at a conference organized buy the Institute of Policy Studies, a leading public policy think-tank in Singapore. It is the seventh in a series which began in 1991. The annual YIR conferences and publications attempt to distil the most salient developments of each year in a concise and coherent fashion.

    More than a mere record of events of the past, this book offers analysis and insights on future trends in the region.

    (106 pages, ISBN 981 210 127 6)

  9. Singapore: The Year in Review 1998

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1998
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Ooi, Giok Ling and Rajan, Ramkishen S. ed.
    Year:
    1999
    Excerpt:

    How is the region coping with the most challenging economic and political problems it has ever faced? Is there any silver lining in the dark clouds which have enveloped the region since 1997?

    Can the people in the region summon up the resourcefulness and resolve to see our way out of the economic crisis, without seriously undermining the political and social stability which has been somewhat taken for granted for so long? What have been the implications for the polity in Singapore? How will our relations with the region be affected? Will ASEAN survive and if it does, how will it have changed? Is there a need to re-examine the Asian values which have for some time been extolled as the bulwark of the Asian miracle?

    The questions have shaped the discussion in this collection of papers contributed by economists Lee Tsao Yuan and Fong Cheng Hong, ministry official Chiang Chie Foo, diplomat Tommy Koh, journalists Asad Latif and Chong Wing Hong and academics Wang Gangwu, Khong Yuen Foong, Lam Peng Er, Kwok Kian Woon and Ho Kong Chong.

    Singapore: The Year in Review 1998 is a collection of papers which were presented at a yearly conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, a public policy think-tank in Singapore. This is the eighth in the series. The first conference was in 1991. Both the conference and this publication aim at a substantive discourse on the highlights in the events of the year just ended.

    The publication offers more than a review of the year past, it holds substantive and erudite analyses as well as informed perspectives of what the future holds for the region.

    (138 pages, ISBN 981 210 147 0)