Singapore Perspectives

Singapore Perspectives is the flagship conference of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) that seeks to engage thinking Singaporeans in a lively debate about the public policy challenges the country faces.  The first Singapore Perspectives conference was launched in 2000.  It succeeds the previous IPS Year In Review conference series.
  1. Singapore Perspectives 2016: We

    Singapore Perspectives 2016: We
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Teng Siao See and Justin Lee ed
    Year:
    2016
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2016: We
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2016 covers the following:

    Preface by IPS Director Mr Janadas Devan

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction by Justin Lee and Teng Siao See

    Panel 1: Collaborative Governance?

    Speech by Minister Chan Chun Sing who is currently the Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Minister in the Prime Minister Office.

    Panel Discussion with Koh Heng Leun, a bilingual theatre director in Singapore and the Artistic Director of Drama Box, Lee Huay Leng, an Editor of Lianhe Wanbao and Senior Vice President (New Growth) of Lianhe Zaobao and Eugene Tan an Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU). He also co-directs the SMU Centre for Scholars’ Development.

    Panel 2: Cohesive Diversity?

    Speech by Minister Ng Chee Meng who is currently Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport.

    Panel Discussion with David Chan, Lee Kuan Yew Fellow, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute at the Singapore Management University (SMU), Elaine Ho Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Hassan Ahmad a Technical Adviser and Executive Director of the Corporate Citizen Foundation.

    Panel 3: Inclusive Growth?

    Speech by Minister Ong Ye Kung who is currently Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence.

    Panel Discussion with Yeoh Lam Keong, Adjunct Professor at the Lew Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Tan Kong Yam presently Professor of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University and the Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Chua Hak Bin currently a consultant with the Economics & Investment Strategy department at GIC.

    Panel 4: The Future of “We”

    Speech by Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC.

    Panel Discussion with Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, Bilahari Kausikan currently Ambassador-at-large and Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chan Heng Chee currently Ambassador-at-Large with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

    Post Conference Reflections

    About the Contributors

    (160 pages, ISBN 978-981-3208-37-7)

    Links: IPS Event on "Singapore Perspectives 2016: We", 18 January 2016

  2. Singapore Perspectives 2015: Choices

    Singapore Perspectives 2015: Choices
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Carol Soon and Hoe Su Fern ed
    Year:
    2015
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2015: Choices
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2015 covers the following:

    Preface by IPS Director Mr Janadas Devan

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction by Carol Soon and Hoe Su Fern

    Section 1: Sovereignty

    Sovereignty for Small States by Bilahari Kausikan who is currently Ambassador-at- Large and Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). From 2001 to May 2013, Ambassador Kausikan was first the Second Permanent Secretary and then Permanent Secretary of MFA.

    Singapore’s Future in a World of Hybrid Sovereignty by Evelyn Goh the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University. She has published widely on US-China relations and diplomatic history, East Asian security and institutions, Southeast Asian strategies towards great powers, and environmental security.

    Section 2: Global City

    Managing Singapore’s Globalisation and Its Discontents: A Long-Term Perspective by Tan Kong Yam, Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University and the Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

    Beyond the “Global City” Paradigm by Linda Lim who has written on Singapore’s economy since 1976, with her latest academic articles appearing in 2014 and 2015. A Professor of Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (U-M), teaching MBA and executive courses on the World Economy and Business in Asia, she was Director of U-M’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies from 2005 to 2009

    Section 3: Debate

    Pragmatism Should Be Retained As Singapore’s Governing Philosophy by Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore, Tong Yee, co-founder of the School of Thought (SOT) to promote innovation in education and civic learning in both private and public sectors, Vikram Khanna Associate Editor of The Business Times, where he has worked since 1993 and Eugene K B Tan an Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU). He also co-directs the SMU Centre for Scholars’ Development.

    Section 4: Inter-Generational Ministerial Dialogue

    Dialogue with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean who was appointed Deputy Prime Minister on 1 April 2009. He also serves, since 21 May 2011, as Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister Chan Chun Sing currently Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress.

    Background Paper

    Study on the Perceptions of Singapore’s History by Leong Chan-Hoong, Deputy Head, Social Lab and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Magdalene Choo a Research Associate at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) now currently pursuing her PhD (Psychology) at NUS, Elaine Ho a Research Analyst at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Social Lab, Varian Lim a Research Analyst at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Paveena Seah a Research Analyst at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Social Lab since 2014 and Yang Wai Wai, the Associate Director at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS).

    (197 pages, ISBN 978-981-4696-83-8)

    Links: IPS Event on "Singapore Perspectives 2015: Choices", 26 January 2015

  3. Singapore Perspectives 2014: Differences

    Singapore Perspectives 2014: Differences
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Mathew Mathews, Christopher Gee and Chiang, Wai Fong ed
    Year:
    2015
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2014: Differences
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2014 covers the following:

    Preface by IPS Director Mr Janadas Devan

    Introduction by Mathew Mathews, Christopher Gee and Chiang Wai Fong

    Section 1: From Differences, Unity

    Managing “Multi-“ and Regarding “Regardless…” by Kwok Kian Woon, Associate Provost (Student Life) and a Sociology faculty, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

    Divergence: The Paradox of Global Convergence by Prakash Kannan, Senior Vice President, Economics and Investment Strategy Department, GIC Private Limited, Koh Chau Sean, Assistant Vice President, Total Portfolio Strategy, GIC Private Limited and Leslie Teo, Director, Economics and Investment Strategy Department and Chief Economist, GIC Private Limited

    Section 2: Living with New Differences

    Living with New Differences by Sim Ann, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information Approaches to Emergent Group Differences by David Chan, Lee Kuan Yew Fellow, Professor of Psychology and Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute, Singapore Management University

    Section 3: Debate

    “Consensus Rather than Contest will Secure Singapore’s Future” by Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew school of Public Policy and Chua Beng Huat, Provost Professor and Head, Department of Sociology and Leader, Cultural Studies in Asia Research Cluster, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

    Section 4: Dialogue with the Minister for Education, Heng Sweet Keat

    Background Paper

    The State and Implication of our Differences: Insights from the IPS Survey on Race, Religion and Language by Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies

    (148 pages, ISBN 978-981-4619-60-8)

    Links: IPS Event on "Singapore Perspectives 2014: Differences", 28 January 2014

  4. Singapore Perspectives 2013: Governance

    Singapore Perspectives 2013: Governance
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Gillian Koh ed
    Year:
    2013
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2013: Governance
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2013 covers the following:

    Preface by IPS Director Mr Janadas Devan

    Introduction by IPS Senior Research Fellow, Dr Gillian Koh

    Section 1: The Residual

    Governance in Singapore: History and Legacy by Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

    Three Scenarios for Singapore’s Political Future by Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

    Section 2: The Dominant

    Governing in the Future – Together by Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

    Sustaining Good Governance in an Era of Rapid and Disruptive Change by Donald Low, Associate Dean (Executive Education and Research) and Senior Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

    Section 3: The Emergent

    The Emergent in Governance in Singapore by Gillian Koh, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies

    Civil Society in Singapore: Revisiting the Banyan Tree by Nizam Ismail, Chairman, Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs

    The role of Political Competititon in Promoting Well-being by Sylvia Lim, Member of Parliament, Aljunied Group Representation Constituency

    Emergent Issues and Questions by Lee Tzu Yang, Member, Academic Panel, Institute of Policy Studies

    Section 4: Dialogue Session with the Prime Minister

    (101 pages, ISBN 978-981-4520-74-4)

    Links: IPS Event on "Singapore Perspectives 2013: Governance", 28 January 2013

  5. Singapore Perspectives 2012: Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides

    Singapore Perspectives 2012: Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Kang,Soon Hock and Leong, Chan-Hoong ed
    Year:
    2012
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2012:Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides was the theme for the Singapore Perspectives held on 16 January 2012. The conference challenged both speakers and participants to look more deeply at several challenges facing Singapore. Held at a time when Singaporeans experienced a reawakening of political consciousness, the conference deals with some of the most pressing concerns, raised by both the government and the public alike, the widening income gap, the affordability of housing and healthcare, slowing social mobility, as well as the problems of an ageing society. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam concluded the conference by participating in a dialogue with both speakers and participants. 


    Singapore Perspectives 2012 covers the following: 

    Foreword by IPS Director Mr Janadas Devan

    Section I: Business as Usual, No Longer?

    Income Growth and Redistribution: Issues and Challenges by Paul Cheung, Director, Statistics Division, Department of Economics and Social Affairs, United Nations

    Singapore’s New Growth Model by Chua Hak Bin, Director, Global Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Shawlin Chaw, Economist, Global Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Macroeconomic Trends and Labour Welfare in Singapore: A Focus on Retirement Adequacy by Hui Weng Tat, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    Section II: Social Development and Working Together: Towards a New Social Compact

    Re-making Singapore Healthcare by Jeremy Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Healthcare Singapore and Daniel Lee, Assistant Director, Operations, Changi General Hospital

    Public Housing - Appreciating Assets? By Phang Sock Yong, School of Economics, Singapore Management University

    Retirement Adequacy and Housing Financing Through the CPF System by Chia Ngee Choon, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

    Section III: Politics: A New Paradigm?

    Towards a More Equal, Self-Reliant Society by Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings Limited 

    Information, Insulation and the Public Interest by Cherian George, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies & Associate Professor, Division of Journalism and Publishing, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University 

    Model of Governance: Big Government or Big People? By Peter Ho, Senior Adviser, Centre for Strategic Futures 

    Background Paper

    Inequality and the Need for a New Social Compact by Manu Bhaskaran, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Partner and Member of the Board, Centennial Group Inc, Ho Seng Chee, Group Chief, Corporate Services, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, Donald Low, Director, Healthcare Leadership College, Tan Kim Song, Associate Professor of Economics (Practice), School of Economics & Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, Sudhir Vadaketh, Senior Editor, Industry and Management Research, The Economist Intelligence Unit and Yeoh Lam Keong, Member, Academic Panel, Institute of Policy Studies

    (188 pages, ISBN-13 978-981-4407-85-4)

    Links: IPS Event on "Singapore Perspectives 2012: Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides", 16 January 2012

  6. Singapore Perspectives 2011: Our Inclusive Society Going Forward

    Singapore Perspectives 2011: Our Inclusive Society Going Forward
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Faizal, bin Yahya, ed
    Year:
    2011
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2011: Our Inclusive Society Going Forward
    Excerpt:

    The proceedings from IPS’ flagship conference, Singapore Perspectives 2011 (SP 2011) have just been published. The conference theme was Our Inclusive Society: Going Forward. Convened in January 2011 before the May 2011 General Elections (GE), discussions at SP 2011 were indicative of the changes occurring in Singapore’s society. Former Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Wong Kan Seng graced the conference as Guest of Honour and his keynote address is in this publication. Panelists and discussants at SP 2011, who have contributed to this publication, were drawn from government, the arts, academia, business, civil society and political parties. Over three panel sessions, they focused on the themes ‘Global City’, ‘Caring Community’, ‘Singapore Spirit’. This year, a special session featured prominent leaders in both community building initiatives at home and voluntarism for humanitarian work in the region as well. 

    SP 2011 took stock of the health of Singapore society after decades of pursuit for economic growth, and contributors examined some of the tradeoffs with regard to social inclusiveness, community ties, and national identity. In this publication, they share their views of whether it is possible for Singapore to develop into a global city that is still an endearing home with a soul – one which attracts global talent and business, but also takes care of the welfare of those who may be neglected and under-served in our rapidly changing economy. While Singapore may appear to have developed the trappings of a First World City with sophisticated new complexes like the integrated resorts (IRs), are Singaporeans contented and better off with such developments? Fulfilling the aspirations of Singaporeans would also mean enhancing social mobility that would help bridge the widening disparity between the “haves and have nots” in our society. Hence conference discussions laid emphasis on inclusive growth so that no one is left behind as Singapore strives for greater economic development and growth. 

    ‘Bread and butter’ issues which featured prominently at SP 2011 alluded to the growing inequality in our society. Other issues discussed resonated with ‘hot button’ topics in the May GE such as immigration, community bonding, and how to improve society’s inclusiveness towards economically and physically disadvantaged Singaporeans. Contributors highlighted ways in which more resources and manpower in the community can be mobilised not just efficiently, but empathetically to give active service to those who have the least, and understand their needs. Singapore is also an ageing population and needs to attract immigrants to supplement its own population growth. How do Singaporeans accommodate new citizens within our social fabric? Greater diversity brings challenges but enriches our society with the infusion of more skills, knowledge and experiences. With creativity and good humour, both ‘old’ and ‘new’ citizens offered their insights into what constitutes, and can continue to nurture the Singapore Spirit.

    For contributing speakers and participants alike at SP 2011, it was obvious that while Singapore’s society is maturing and facing economic, social and political change, a rebalancing or recalibration of expectations and needs has to be accommodated. We hope that this volume from SP 2011 will be a welcome addition for anyone interested in understanding the complex changes and shifting “ground” sentiments in Singapore’s society. 

    The next Singapore Perspectives conference will be held on 16 January 2012 and will focus on bridging the possible divides in our society.


    Singapore Perspectives 2011 covers the following: 

    Foreword by Team SP2011

    Section I: Our Inclusive Society Going Forward
    Welcome Remarks by IPS Director Ong Keng Yong 

    Keynote Address by Wong Kan Seng  

    Section II: Global City

    Between nation-state and global city by Derek da Cunha, independent scholar

    Singapore as a Global City: A Balancing Act by Sylvia Lim, Member of Parliament, Aljunied GRC

    I …Singaporean by T. Sasitharan, co-founder and director, Theatre Training and Research Programme, Republic Polytechnic

    Discussant Notes by Ong Ye Kung, Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress

    Section III: Caring Community
    We Do Care … Or Do We? by T Raja Segar, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Indian Development Association

    Including the Disadvantaged in a Meritocratic Singapore: Past, Present and Future by Denise Phua, President, Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)

    Theatre is a Language by Kok Heng Luen, Artistic Director, Drama Box Ltd

    Discussant Notes by T K Udairam, Chief Executive Officer, Changi General Hospital

    Section IV: Singapore Spirit
    Singapore Spirit: An Immigrant Perspective by Ori Sasson, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Simulation Software & Technology

    The Singapore Spirit is not a Pontianak! by Woffles Wu, Plastic Surgeon, Woffles Wu Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Centre Singapore 

    Localism versus Globalism by Janadas Devan

    Discussant Notes by Lai Ah Eng, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

    Section V: Special Session

    People’s Association by Lim Boon Heng, Deputy Chairman, People’s Association

    Mercy Relief by Hassan Ahmad, Executive Director, Mercy Relief

    Section VI: Special Session
    Closing remarks: Living and Breathing ‘Singapore’ by Gillian Koh

    (147 pages, ISBN-13 978-981-4374-56-9; ISBN-10 981-4374-56-3)

  7. Singapore Perspectives 2010: Home.Heart.Horizon

    Singapore Perspectives 2010: Home.Heart.Horizon
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Tan, Tarn How, ed
    Year:
    2010
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2010: Home.Heart.Horizon
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2010 covers the following: 

    Foreword by Team SP2010

    Section I: Home.Heart.Horizon.
    Welcome Remarks by IPS Director Ong Keng Yong 

    Keynote Address by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 
     
    Section II: One United People

    One United People by Pek Siok Lian, Executive Producer, Journey Pictures Pte Ltd 

    The Third Phase of Singapore’s Multiculturalism by Daniel PS Goh, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore 

    Why NEWater instead of SEWater: Difficult Policies and Unity for Singaporeans by Leong Ching, PhD Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore 

    Reasonable Persons of Goodwill: Personal Experiences in Navigating Diversity by Aaron Maniam, President, Mendaki Club and Chair, SINDA Youth Sub-committee 
     
    Section III: One Gracious Society

    One Gracious Society by Paulin Tay Straughan, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore 

    In Search of Graciousness by Terence Chong, Fellow and Coordinator, Regional Social and Cultural Studies Programme, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 

    Living Graciously in Singapore by Braema Mathiaparanam, Social Activist 

    Kiasu Monkeys and Chicken Pies by Gan Su-lin, Director, Centre for Culture and Communication, Republic Polytechnic 
     
    Section IV: One Global City

    One Global City by Annie Koh, Associate Professor and Dean, Office of Executive and Professional Education, Singapore Management University 

    Beyond Economics for Economic Success by Lee Kwok Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, SIM Pte Ltd 

    The Future of Singapore as a Global City and its Socio-economic Implications by Nizam Idris, Executive Director and Head, Asia Emerging Markets Strategy, UBS AG 

    Globalising Singapore: One Global City, Global Production Networks, and the Developmental State by Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore 

    Section V: Wrap-up
    Closing Address: Be Open to All Possibilities by Ong Keng Yong 

    Closing Remarks by IPS Special Adviser Tommy Koh 

    (120 pages, ISBN-13 978-981-4322-41-6; ISBN-10 981-4322-41-5)

  8. Singapore Perspectives 2009: The Heart of the Matter

    Singapore Perspectives 2009: The Heart of the Matter
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Tan, Tarn How, ed
    Year:
    2009
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2009: The Heart of the Matter
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2009 covers the following issues:

    Foreword by IPS Director Ong Keng Yong

    Section 1: The Big Picture
    Opening Address by Tommy Koh, Chairman of IPS

    Forging New Paths with Audacity and Vision by Peter Ong, Managing Partner
    (Singapore, Hong Kong, and South-East Asia), The Gallup Organization

    Section 2: Can Singaporeans Afford a High-Cost Singapore?
    Can Singaporeans Afford a High-Cost Singapore? by Kevin Scully, Executive Chairman and Founder of NRA Capital

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Alternative Approach Needed for Economy by Inderjit Singh, Member of Parliament, Deputy Chairman of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and board member of the Nanyang Technological University

    Reaching Out to Low-Income Groups in Singapore by Laurence Lien, Chief Executive Officer, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

    Section 3: Can Singaporeans Remain Rooted?
    Can Singaporeans Remain Rooted? by Norman Vasu, Coordinator, Social Resilience Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University

    Singapore Rootedness: Taking Stock and Moving Forward by Tan Ern Ser, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

    The “Problem”of Rootedness: An Emperor’s Narrative? by Eleanor Wong, Director, Legal Skills Programme, National University of Singapore

    Section 4: Can Singapore Preserve Its Hub Status?
    Can Singapore Preserve Its Hub Status? by Tan Kim Song, Practice Associate Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Singapore Management University

    Reinventing Singapore: Global City — From Host to Home by Tan Chin Nam, Chairman, Media Development Authority of Singapore

    Can Singapore Advance as a Regional Hub? by Manu Bhaskaran, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies and Partner and Member of the Board, Centennial Group, Inc.

    Section 5: Can Government Do Less, and Singaporeans More?
    Can Government Do Less, And Singaporeans More? by Mavis Chionh, Director,The Trailblazer Foundation and The Kind Exchange

    Where the Government Should Not Step Back by Debra Soon, Chief Editor, TV News and Current Affairs Division, Mediacorp

    Trust and Let Go by Philip Jeyaretnam, Senior Counsel and Partner, Rodyk & Davidson LLP

    (114 pages, ISBN-13 978-981-4280-62-4; ISBN-10 981-4280-62-3)

  9. Singapore Perspectives 2008

    Singapore Perspectives 2008
    Year:
    2008
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2008
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2008 covers the following issues:

    Foreword

    Chapter One
    Introduction: Inevitable Surprises for Singapore 2030 
    by Mr Peter Schwartz, Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Business Network 

    Chapter Two
     
    Drivers of Change: The Three ‘C’s of Uncertainty
    by Dr Gillian Koh, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies 

    Chapter Three 

    The Singapore Economy 2030 
    by Dr Teh Kok Peng,President, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd 

    Chapter Four

    Singapore: The Art of Building a Global City 
    by Mr Sanjeev Sanyal, Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank 

    Chapter Five 

    Singapore in the International System 
    by Dr Evelyn Goh, University Lecturer, International Relations, St Anne's College, University of Oxford

    Chapter Six
    Regional Economic Integration and Implications for Singapore 
    by Dr Denis Hew, Senior Fellow, Regional Economic Studies, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 
    and
    Dr Rahul Sen, Lecturer, Business Economics
    AUT School of Business, Auckland University of Technology 

    Chapter Seven

    Singapore's Economic Dynamism: The Next 25 Years 
    by Assoc Prof Winston Koh, Associate Dean, School of Economics, Singapore Management University

    Chapter Eight

    Skills Shortages and the Wage Gap in Singapore 
    by Assoc Prof Hui Weng Tat, Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
    and 
    Dr Ruby Toh, Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    Chapter Nine

    The Family and Changing Social Structure 
    by Prof Gavin Jones, Research Leader, Asia Research Institute 

    Chapter Ten

    Imagining Singapore Politics in 2030 
    by Ms Zuraidah Ibrahim, Political Editor, The Straits Times
    and 
    Mr Peh Shing Huei, Correspondent, Political Desk, The Straits Times 

    Chapter Eleven

    ICT Myths and Singapore Realities 
    by Mr Arun Mahizhnan, Deputy Director, Institute of Policy Studies
    and 
    Mr Tan Tarn How, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies 

    Chapter Twelve

    Singapore: Demographic Trends and Social Security 
    by Dr Yap Mui Teng, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies
    and
    Dr G Shantakumar, Consultant Demographer, Statistician and Market Researcher 

    Chapter Thirteen

    Land Use Planning and the Environment 
    by Dr Malone-Lee Lai Choo, Senior Lecturer
    Department of Real Estate, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
    and
    Dr Chua Yang Liang, Associate Director, Head of Research, Singapore Jones Lang LaSalle 

    Chapter Fourteen
     
    Healthcare for the Future 
    by Assoc Prof Phua Kai Hong, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 
    and
    Dr Vernon Lee Jian Ming, Public Health Physician

    Chapter Fifteen
    Singapore and the Threats to National Security 
    by Dr Norman Vasu, Assistant Professor, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies
    and 
    Ms Yolanda Chin, Associate Research Fellow, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies 

    Chapter Sixteen
     
    Multiculturalism, Identity and Citizenship 
    by Assoc Prof Tan Sor Hoon, Head, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
    National University of Singapore 

    Chapter Seventeen

    Conclusion: Developing the Adaptive Capacity of a Nation 
    by Peter Schwartz and Gillian Koh

  10. Singapore Perspectives 2007: A New Singapore

    Singapore Perspectives 2007: A New Singapore
    Publisher:
    Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
    Author/s:
    Tan, Tarn How, ed. 2007
    Year:
    2007
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2007: A New Singapore
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2007 covers the following issues:

    Introductory Remarks by IPS Chairman Tommy Koh

    Section 1: The New and Dual Economy
    Singapore Economy: The New and The Dual by Chua Hak Bin, Director Asia Pacific Economic & Market Analysis, Citigroup Global Markets Singapore

    Singapore Economy: Medium-Term Outlook by Manu Bhaskaran, Partner and Member of the Board Centennial Group Inc

    Section 2: The New Politics of Identity
    Migration and Social Diversity in Singapore by Brenda S. A. Yeoh, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

    Just What is New about the “New Politics of Identity?” by Kwok Kian Woon, Associate Chair, Division of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University

    The Singaporean Artist by Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Artistic Director and Actress, Toy Factory Productions

    Section 3: New Technologies and Social Change
    New Media and the Singaporean: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Media Literacy by Lim Sun Sun, Assistant Professor, Communications and New Media Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

    Singapore’s Emerging Informal Public Sphere by Cherian George, Acting Head, Division of Journalism and Publishing, Nanyang Technological University

    Section 4: A New ASEAN
    ASEAN at 40: Ascendant or Decadent? by Amitav Acharya, Deputy Director and Head of Research, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University

    A New ASEAN by Azmi Mat Akhir, Special Assistant to Secretary-General of ASEAN, Institutional Affairs & Special Duties

    The ASEAN Charter: Milestone or Illusion? by Rodolfo Severino, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

    (133 pages, ISBN-13 978-981-270-571-6; RRP: $23.10 (including GST)

  11. Singapore Perspectives 2006: Going Glocal: Being Singaporean in a Globalised World

    Singapore Perspectives 2006: Going Glocal: Being Singaporean in a Globalised World
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic for IPS
    Author/s:
    Lai, Ah Eng, ed. 2006
    Year:
    2006
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2006: Going Glocal: Being Singaporean in a Globalised World
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2006 covers the following issues:

    Introductory Remarks by IPS Chairman, Tommy Koh

    Section 1: Remaining a Land of Opportunity in the Global Market Place

    - Resilience of the Singapore Economy and the Adequacy of the Social Security System
    by Chew Soon Beng

    - Towards Talentocracy: Capital Formation among Young Singaporeans
    by David Hogan and Trivina Kang

    - Big or Small? Foreign or Local? What Really Matters in Business
    by Ho Kwon Ping

    Section 2: A New Administration and the Challenges of Critical Issues

    - The impact of Globalisation on Politics in Singapore
    by Vivian Balakrishnan

    - "Singapore, To Thine Own Self Be True", PAP’s Rule and the New Administration: Historical Commitments and Pledges for the Future
    by Ho Khai Leong

    - Managing Political Dissent: Uniquely Singapore
    by Catherine Lim

    Section 3: Of Zen Neeon, Chicken Rice Wars and a Lot More to Come? Walking the Creative Talk

    - Competing in the Creative Economy
    by Arun Mahizhnan and Cherian George

    - Innovation in Singapore: Some Findings of the IPS-Monitor Innovation Survey
    by Steve Wyatt

    - Walking the Creative Talk
    by Daniel Yun

    Section 4: Singapore and South-East Asia in a Fast Changing Landscape

    - Some Remarks on Singapore and Asia in This Era of Globalisation 
    by Wang Gungwu

    - Coping with the Rise of China and India
    by Amitav Acharya

    - Regional Integration: The Role of Singapore
    by Rodolfo Severino

    (184 pages, ISBN 981 210 467 4; RRP: $23.10 (including GST)

  12. Singapore Perspectives 2005: People and Partnerships

    Singapore Perspectives 2005: People and Partnerships
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic for IPS
    Author/s:
    Koh, Gillian, ed. 2005
    Year:
    2005
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2005: People and Partnerships
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2005 covers the following issues:

    SESSION I: Domestic Political and Social Issues

    - Political Change and Continuity: The Near-Term Outlook
    by Derek da Cunha

    - The Class Dimension in Singapore: Challenges and Implications for Social Policy
    by Tan Ern Ser

    SESSION II: Economic Issues

    - Can Singapore's Economy Weather Coming External Stresses?
    by Manu Bhaskaran

    - People-Centred Growth and Development
    by Evelyn Wong

    SESSION III: Special Focus Section on Foreign Affairs

    - Singapore's Position in the World: The Little Understood State
    by Kishore Mahbubani

    - Singapore Foreign Policy in 2004 and Beyond
    by Simon S. C. Tay

    - Keeping Ties Warm Between Malaysia and Singapore
    by K. Kesavapany

    - Engineering the Paradigm Shift in Singapore-Malaysia Relations
    by Noordin Sopiee

    - Singapore-Indonesia Relations: A Propitious New Beginning 
    by Leonard C. Sebastian

    - Singapore-Indonesia Cooperation in the Midst of Change and New Challenges
    by Jusuf Wanadi

    (140 pages, ISBN 981 210 438 0)

  13. Singapore Perspectives 2004: At the Dawn of a New Era

    Singapore Perspectives 2004: At the Dawn of a New Era
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic for IPS
    Author/s:
    Arun, Mahizhnan, ed. 2004
    Year:
    2004
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2004: At the Dawn of a New Era
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2004 covers the following issues:

    SESSION I: Recovery, Restructuring and Remaking

    - "Pi Ji Tai Lai"
    by Khaw Boon Wan, Acting Minister for Health and Senior Minister of State for Finance

    - Re-thinking and Restructuring Singapore’s Economy
    by Manu Bhaskaran, Partner and Board Member, Centennial Group Holdings

    - Waging "War on Terror": Singapore’s Responses and Dilemmas
    by Amitav Acharya, Deputy Director and Head of Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies

    SESSION II: Economic Matrix: Reloaded or Revolutionised?

    - A New World
    by Toh Mun Heng, Lead Economist, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Benedict Chia and Lee Lay Keng, Economists, Ministry of Trade and Industry

    - Still Waiting for "The One" to Deliver Zion
    by Lim Say Boon, Director of OCBC Investment Research Pte Ltd

    - Balancing Employment for Foreigners and Singaporeans
    by Hui Weng Tat, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, National University of Singapore

    - Rear View Mirror Syndrome
    by Lee Han Shih, Freelance Writer (former journalist from Business Times)

    SESSION III: Changing of the Guard: How Different Will the Third Generation Be?

    - The Best Is Yet to Be
    by Wang Kai Yuen, MP for Bukit Timah Constituency

    - Constant in Substance, Changes in Style
    by Sylvia Lim, Chairman, Workers; Party

    - Personality + Power = Changes Unlikely
    by Tan Tarn How, Political Correspondent, Straits Times

    - Political History: In Arrested State
    by Chua Beng Huat, Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

    SESSION IV: Seven Revolutions

    - Global Strategic Trends Out to Year 2025
    by Erik R. Peterson, Senior Vice President, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, Director of Seven Revolutions Initiative and Jay C. Farrar, Vice President (External Affairs), Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA

    - Singapore and Seven Revolutions
    by Asad Latif, Senior Writer, Straits Times

    (159 pages, ISBN 981 210 344 9)

  14. Singapore Perspectives 2003

    Singapore Perspectives 2003
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Eastern Universities Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Yap, Mui Teng, ed. 2003
    Year:
    2003
    Publication:
    Singapore Perspectives 2003
    Excerpt:

    Singapore Perspectives 2003 covers the following issues:

    Introduction

    A personal perspectives of recent events that have profoundly affected Singapore and the world
    Mr Arun Mahizhnan, Deputy Director, Institute of Policy Studies. 

    Section 1 – Foreign Relations

    Singapore and the war on terror
    Dr Kumar Ramakrishna, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Section 2 – Domestic Politics

    Political participation of citizens and civil society
    Ms Tisa Ng, President of Association of Women for Action and Research.

    On globalised political anxiety
    Dr Alan Chong, National University of Singapore

    Section 3 – Economy

    On the challenges to and responses by the Singapore economy
    Mr Manu Bhaskaran, Partner & Head, Economic Research, Centennial Group Inc.

    On winning in the turbulent environment
    Mr Hsieh Tsun-yan, Chairman, McKinsey & Company (Asia)

    Section 4 – The Social Compact in Singapore

    On the changing role of the State
    Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor and Member of Parliament, Singapore

    On the changing role of the State, another perspective
    Mr Steve Chia, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Singapore

    On the changing role of housing
    Dr Phang Sock Yong, Singapore Management University

    Conclusion

    A positive assessment of the future
    Professor Tommy Koh, Director, Institute of Policy Studies

    (135 pages, ISBN 981 210 222 1)

  15. Perspectives on Singapore 2002

    Perspectives on Singapore 2002
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Times Academic Press for IPS
    Author/s:
    Chang, Li Lin, ed. 2002
    Year:
    2002
    Publication:
    Perspectives on Singapore 2002
    Excerpt:

    Perspectives on Singapore 2002 is a collection of papers that were presented at a conference in January organised by The Institute of Policy Studies, a public policy think-tank in Singapore. Perspectives endeavours to provide forward-looking insights into developments in the domestic and international environments.

    Issues covered in this volume include:

    Singapore Politics

    The Coming Crisis: Domestic Politics in Singapore in and from 2001
    Singapore’s 2001 General Election and its implication for the Future of Democracy and Politics in the Republic

    Singapore as an International Player

    Diplomacy in Hard Times: Singapore Confronts Global Terrorism and Regional Regression
    The Security of Nusantara Southeast Asia in the 21st Century

    Singapore’s Economy and Trade Policy

    Global U, Pricing Power and Singapore Stones – Cyclical and Structural Challenge Confronting the Singapore Economy 2002 and Beyond
    Singapore’s New Commercial Trade Strategy: the Pros and Cons of Bilateralism

    AT Kearney/Foreign Policy Magazine Globalization Index 2002

    In the 2001 Index, Singapore was ranked the most globalised country whereas it has dropped to number three in 2002. Can Singapore retain its global connectedness?

    Thinking Out of the Box

    Can a Communitarian Society Nurture Creativity and Innovation?