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  • Cheong Koon Hean

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Ptd. Ltd.

Dr Cheong Koon Hean, CEO of the Housing and Development Board (2010–Present) was the Institute of Policy Studies' 5th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the three IPS-Nathan Lectures she gave between March and April 2018, and highlights of her dialogue with the audience.

Climate change, an ageing population, anti-globalisation sentiments the world over, technological disruption, and social media all pose unique problems and opportunities to cities. Dr Cheong examines how cities deal with their urban challenges to create a better life for their citizens. In particular, what are the considerations needed to plan and develop Singapore in the face of rapid change and uncertainty, given our constraints as a small city-state with an open economy?

The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow delivers a series of lectures during their term to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.

Contents:

Foreword:
About the Moderators

Lecture I: What Makes A City Successful? Lessons from Inspiring Cities
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Wong Mun Summ

Lecture II: Anticipating Our Urban Future: Trends, Threats and Transformation
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Chan Heng Chee

Lecture III: Shaping The Future of Heartland Living
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Lily Kong

164 pages
ISBN 978-981-3279-39-1
ISBN 978-981-3279-96-4 (pbk)

  • Lim Siong Guan

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Ptd. Ltd.

Lim Siong Guan, Singapore's former Head of Civil Service (1999–2005) was the Institute of Policy Studies' 4th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the three IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between September and November 2017, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience.

Lim addresses the question, "Can Singapore Fall?", by examining the state of Singapore today and proposing what Singapore and Singaporeans must do in order to prevent economic and social decline. Taking inspiration from Sir John Glubb's essay, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, Lim urges Singaporeans to counter decline by observing the "three legs of honour": Trust, Diversity, and Excellence. These include becoming a gracious society and building up a culture of innovation, excellence and outwardness.

Lim also reminds us that cultural change takes a generational effort to effect; for change to happen, Singaporeans must thus act with urgency and act now for the well-being of future generations.

The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow delivers a series of lectures during their term to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.

Content:
Foreword:
About the Moderators

Lecture I:
The Accidental Nation
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Tan Tai Yong

Lecture II:
The Fourth Generation
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Kuik Shiao-yin

Lecture III:
The Way of Hope
Question-and-Answer Session
Moderator: Gillian Koh

111 pages
ISBN 978-981-3238-07-7
ISBN 978-981-3238-62-6 (pbk)


August 2017

The Challenges of Governance in a Complex World

  • Peter Ho

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Ptd. Ltd.

Peter Ho, former Head of the Singapore Civil Service, was the Institute of Policy Studies' 2016/17 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore.

This book collects the four IPS-Nathan Lectures that he delivered between April and May 2017, and gathers highlights of his dialogues with the audience.

Ho surveys the increasingly complex world, and suggests what governments can do to prepare for the future — even as no one can predict it. He uses metaphors such as the "black elephant" and concepts like the "dialectic of governance" to explain how a systematic approach to thinking about the future can help countries in general — and Singapore in particular — build resilience and develop a comparative advantage in the face of uncertainty and rapid change.

The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. Its primary goal is to promote public understanding and discourse of issues of critical national interest.

Content:
Foreword:
About the Moderators

Lecture 1:
Hunting Black Swans & Taming Black Elephants: Governance in a Complex World

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Debra Soon

Lecture 2:
Governing in the Anthropocene: Risk & Resilience, Imagination & Innovation

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Moderator: Chan Heng Chee

Lecture 3:
The Paradox of Singapore and the Dialectic of Governance

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Chng Kai Fong

Lecture 4:
The Future: Governance, Unintended Consequences, and the Redemption of Hope

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Chua Mui Hoong

Bibliography

153pages
ISBN 978-981-3231-82-5
ISBN 978-981-3233-74-4 (pbk)

  • Bilahari Kausikan

Publisher: World Scientific

One of Singapore's top diplomats, Bilahari Kausikan was the Institute of Policy Studies' (IPS) 2015/16 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the five public IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between January and May 2016, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience.

Kausikan gives a frank and dispassionate assessment of the international environment in the post-Cold War era and the geopolitical uncertainties that have emerged. In particular, he analyses the nature of US–China relations, the broad underlying factors in the South China Sea disputes and ASEAN's attempts to maintain order, and the role that human rights and democracy have played in international relations. He concludes by suggesting what Singapore needs to do to cope with the complexities that lie ahead, in this age without definition.

The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow, who is appointed annually, delivers between four and six lectures each year to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.

Content:
Foreword:
About the Moderators

Lecture 1:
An Age Without Definition (29 January 2016)

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Janadas Devan

Lecture 2:
US-China Relations: Groping Towards a New Modus Vivendi (25 February 2016)

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Ambassador-at-Large Chan Heng Chee

Lecture 3:
ASEAN & US-China Competition in Southeast Asia (30 March 2016)

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Ambassador-at-Large Ong Keng Yong

Lecture 4:
The Myth of Universality: The Geopolitics of Human Rights (29 April 2016)

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Ambassador-at-Large Gopinath Pillai

Lecture 5:
Can Singapore Cope? (25 May 2016)

Questions and Answers
Moderator: Janadas Devan

Appendices

160 pages
ISBN 978-981-3201-99-6
ISBN 978-981-3202-00-9 (pbk)

Publisher: Springer, Singapore

This book examines how institutional and environmental features in neighbourhoods can contribute to social resilience, highlighting the related socio-demographic issues, as well as the infrastructure, planning, design and policies issues. It is divided into three themes – infrastructure, planning, and community. Infrastructure examines how physical features such as parks and street patterns influence neighborliness and resilience, while planning studies how urban design enhances social interactions. Lastly, community discusses policies that can forge social bonds, either through racial integration, grassroots activities, or social service. Overall, the book combines research and empirical work with scholarly models of resilience and governance philosophy, focusing on Singapore’s urban planning and social policies.

  • Terence Chong

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Ptd. Ltd.

“The State and the Arts in Singapore — Policies and Institutions” traces the course of cultural policy in Singapore from the 1950s till now. Contributions to the volume from arts practitioners and administrators, scholars, journalists, and civil servants, examine Singapore’s key arts policies and art institutions that have shaped the cultural landscape of the country. This volume of in-depth analyses is a valuable resource for researchers and students of cultural policy, policymakers who seek an understanding of Singapore’s cultural development, and for international readers who are interested in Singapore’s arts and cultural policy.

Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • About the Editor
  • 1945 to 1970s: Ideological Struggle:
    • Malayan Culture, Multiracialism, the British Colonial Project and Heritage: 1945–1965 (Tai Ann KOH)
    • The Anti-Yellow Culture Campaign in Singapore: 1953–1979 (Cheng Tju LIM)
  • 1965 to 1980: Manufacturing Culture:
    • Culture, Heritage and Tourism: The Promotion of Singapore in the 1970s (Joan HENDERSON)
    • Presenting Culture and Nationhood: The Singapore Arts Festival (Venka PURUSHOTHAMAN)
  • 1985 to 1989: Arts and Culture as Growth Industries:
    • The Report of the Advisory Council on Culture and the Arts (Audrey WONG)
    • The Singapore Writers Festival and the Promotion of Literary Culture (Angelia POON)
    • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts (Shaun OON)
  • 1990 to 1999: Global City for the Arts and a Period of Liberalisation and Proscription:
    • Global City for the Arts: Weaving Tourism into Cultural Policy (Can Seng OOI)
    • The National Arts Council (Clarissa OON)
    • The Substation: Artistic Practice and Cultural Policy (Weng-Choy LEE)
    • Censorship Review Committees from 1991 to 2009 (Tarn How TAN)
    • Nurturing the Cultural Desert: The Role of Museums in Singapore (Su Fern HOE and Terence CHONG)
  • 2000 to 2010: Creative Industries and Economy:
    • Conceiving, Creating and Conjuring a Renaissance City (Arun MAHIZHNAN)
    • Singapore's Creative Industries: Policy Directions (Lily KONG)
    • The Esplanade: Between the Global and the Local (Lorraine LIM)
    • The School of the Arts (Shaun OON)
    • Global Ambitions: Positioning Singapore as a Contemporary Arts Hub (Su Fern HOE)
  • 2000–Present: Building Capabilities in the Arts, Culture and Media for Cultural Vibrancy:
    • From Media 21 to Media Fusion (Terence LEE)
    • Film and Television in Singapore (Audrey YUE)
    • Housing the Arts (T C CHANG)
    • The Arts and Culture Strategic Review Report: Harnessing the Arts for Community-Building (Su Fern HOE)
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: A Timeline of Arts and Culture in Singapore (Compiled by Su Fern HOE)
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
568 pages
ISBN: 978-981-3236-88-2 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-981-3236-90-5 (ebook)
  • Carol Soon
     
    and
     
    Gillian Koh

Publisher: World Scientific

Set within the context of growing political pluralism and the increasing use of new communication technologies for social mobilisation, the Institute of Policy Studies organised a national conference on civil society in November 2013. This collection of the essays that were presented at or inspired by the conference provides nuanced analyses of the development of the sector in Singapore since the Institute's first such conference held in 1998. The first section of the book discusses the different philosophies and approaches that underpin how civic activists engage with the State; the second section examines some key forces of change that are re-shaping the sector; and, the third section sets out some emerging issues facing it. Combining insights from experts and civic activists themselves, this book proposes an agenda for the future development of the civil society in Singapore.

Content:

Preface
Introduction

SECTION ONE: Philosophies and Approaches

Chapter 1:
Civil Society in Singapore: Ideals and Idealism

by Kwok Kian-Woon

Chapter 2:
Three Lessons for Engagement in Environmental Activism in Singapore

by Faizah Jamal

Chapter 3:
Quiet Riot for New Possibilities

by Alvin Tan

SECTION TWO: Change Agents

Chapter 4:
Impact of Political Trends on Civil Society

by Walter Woon

Chapter 5:
Civil Society and Technology: Whither the Change?

by Carol Soon

Chapter 6:
Role of Civil Society Organisations in Facilitating Migrant Integration

by Mathew Mathews and Zhang Jiayi

SECTION THREE: The Future of Civil Society

Chapter 7:
Singapore’s “Many Helping Hands”

by Ang Bee Lian

Chapter 8:
Building a Vibrant and Diverse Civil Society – Limitations and Possibilities

by Corinna Lim, Michelle Ng and Chang Cheng Mun

Chapter 9:
The Future of Ethnic-Based Civil Society in Singapore

by Sharon Siddique

Chapter 10:
Civic Education and Deliberative Democracy in Singapore

by Kenneth Paul Tan

Chapter 11:
The Future of Youth Activism in Singapore

by Tong Yee and Tay Ek Kiat

Chapter 12:
Growing Civil Society in Singapore: The Future Legislative Landscape

by Kevin YL Tant

About the Contributors
Index

293 pages
ISBN: 978-1-78634-246-1 (hardcover)

  • Mathew Mathews and Wai Fong Chiang

Publisher: Imperial College Press

Singapore society is increasingly becoming diverse. During the first few decades of nation building, policies were designed to homogenise aspects of Singaporean society while enshrining principles to allow restricted amounts of diversity. Fast forward to the present, and fifty years after independence, the number of areas where diversity is profoundly apparent remains copious, and its manifestations more varied.

This book provides an updated account on the tensions posed by diversity in Singapore and how this is being managed, primarily by the state through policies and programmes but also by communities who attempt to negotiate these tensions. Such an enquiry is crucial especially at this juncture when the nation is finding ways to embrace the different forms of diversity brought about through external impetuses, as well as manage internal reactions from the various communities. The book chapters highlight important considerations if Singapore's diversity management strategies will hold promise for the future.

Content:
Introduction

SECTION ONE: Manifestations and Management of Multicultural Singapore — Race, Language and Religion

Chapter 1:
Navigating Disconnects and Divides in Singapore's Cultural Diversity

By Lai Ah Eng and Mathew Mathews

Chapter 2:
Singlish as Style: Implications for Language Policy

By Lionel Wee Hock Ann

Chapter 3:
Keeping Harmony in Singapore: An Examination of the Inter-racial and Religious Confidence Circles (IRCCs) in Singapore

By Mathew Mathews and Danielle Hong

Chapter 4:
The Management of New Religious Movements in Singapore

By Shane Pereira

SECTION TWO: New Tensions when Global Meets Local: Social Class, Liveable Space, Bicultural Ideologies, and New Media Forms

Chapter 5:
Two Stories on Class in Singapore: Diversity or Division?

By Tan Ern Ser and Tan Min Wei

Chapter 6:
Which Class and What Squeezes? Relationships with Well-being, National Pride and Inequality

By Ho Kong Weng

Chapter 7:
Creating a Liveable City for Whom? A Critical Examination of Singapore's Recent Urban Transformation

By Pow Choon-Piew

Chapter 8:
Are We There Yet? A Review of the Bicultural Studies Programme

By Chiang Wai Fong and Low Yen Yen

Chapter 9:
Regulating the Big and Micro Screens: Managing Censorship in Films and YouTube in Singapore

By Liew Kai Khiun

SECTION THREE: Diversity in the Cross Sections of Society: Workplace, Family, and the Armed Forces:

Chapter 10:
Transmigrants and the Flow of Human Capital: Wither Integration?

By Faizal Bin Yahya

Chapter 11:
Singapore Families: Stability and Diversity in Challenging Times

By Stella R Quah

Chapter 12:
National Service: The Holy Grail in the Management of Social Diversity

By Leong Chan-Hoong, Yang Wai Wai and Jerrold Hong

Conclusion
By Chiang Wai Fong

About the Contributors
Index

388pages
ISBN: 978-1-78326-953-2 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-78326-955-6 (ebook)

  • Seng Yu Jin and Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

A collection of short essays written by the two authors, this book is an unconventional chronicle of the visual arts in Singapore. By venturing into pressing issues and concerns that surround art practice, they journey through episodes from the 19th century to the analysis of significant moments in Singapore’s modern and contemporary art history. Approaching Singapore Art as an ever-evolving question, this book foregrounds the role of its artists in awakening the demand for criticality and active participation in the changing domains of art in society.
  • Lai Chee Kien

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

The early structures in Singapore were constructed from locally available materials. After British colonisation, more durable materials were used in buildings, which were designed like those built in London or Delhi. Alongside these were the shophouse blocks that filled the grid of the early town. As locals came through the ranks of public service and later struck out on their own, local architecture firms were set up at the turn of the 20th century and by 1958, architecture was taught at the Singapore Polytechnic. The periods of nation-building and global city calibration led to works by both local and foreign architects that now endow the skylines and landscapes of the island- state.
  • Shandre Thangavelu

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

This book examines the crucial role of trade and investment in Singapore’s economy. Using globalisation as a backdrop, the author explains both its economic benefits for Singapore and the vulnerabilities which it creates. The book studies the impact of foreign direct investment on the economy before the Global Financial Crisis occurred, and analyses the structural shifts that took place following that shock. Special attention is paid to the impact of free trade agreements and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Singapore’s trade and investment strategy. The book concludes with a look at how Singapore might preserve its place in the new globalised economy.
  • Cheong Koon Hean

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

The story of public housing in Singapore is a unique one. This book chronicles the journey from the early days of prevalent unhygienic slums and crowded squatter settlements to the current landscape where over 80 per cent of the resident population is housed in quality ats spread across the island. Of these, about nine in 10 households own the ats they live in. Central to this story is the Housing and Development Board (HDB), which was established on 1 February 1960 and has since built more than one million ats in the last 58 years. HDB remains committed to its mission of providing affordable homes, creating vibrant and sustainable towns, and promoting the building of active and cohesive communities.

  • Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Lau, Wilfred

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

  • Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Lau, Wilfred

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

May 2015

The Twenty-Third Singapore Economic Roundtable

  • Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Lau, Wilfred

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

The Twenty-Third Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:

Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ng Tze Wei, Lead Economist, Domestic Economy Division, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Dr Arup Raha, Chief Economist, CIMB Bank; and Commentary by Mr Ray Farris, Managing Director, Credit Suisse AG.

Strategies for Singapore鈥檚 Next Stage of Growth by Prof. Shandre Thangavelu, Regional Director, Centre for International Economic Studies, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide, Australia ; and Commentaries by Randolph Tan, Director, Centre for Applied Research, Singapore Institute of Management and Mr Tom Sonnen, Managing Director, Partner in Performance.

The Twenty-Third Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy areas:

Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore Economy; and Strategies for Singapore鈥檚 Next Stage of Growth.


Contents:

FOREWORD

Mr Manu Bhaskaran
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore

SECTION I: SINGAPORE鈥橲 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

Chapter 1 Recent Economic Developments

Mr Ng Tze Wei
Lead Economist, Domestic Economy Division
Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department
Monetary Authority of Singapore

SECTION II: MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SINGAPORE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY

Chapter 2 Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

Dr Arup Raha
Chief Economist
CIMB

Chapter 3聽Presentation by Discussant

Mr Ray Farris
Managing Director
Head of Global Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy
Credit Suisse AG

Chapter 4 Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

SECTION III: STRATEGIES FOR SINGAPORE鈥橲 NEXT STAGE OF GROWTH

Chapter 5 Curse of the City-State and Productivity: Strategies for Next Stage of Growth for Singapore

Associate Professor Shandre Thangavelu
Regional Director (Southeast Asia)
Centre for International Economic Studies
Institute for International Trade
The University of Adelaide, Australia

Chapter 6聽Presentation by Discussant

Associate Professor Randolph Tan
Director
Centre for Applied Research
SIM University

Chapter 7 Presentation by Discussant

Mr Tom Sonnen
Managing Director 鈥 Singapore
Partner in Performance

Chapter 8 Discussion on Singapore鈥檚 Economic Restructuring for Productivity Led Growth

CONCLUSIONS

Appendix 1: List of Participants

Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

Appendix 3: Abbreviations

(112 pages, ISBN 2424-9181)

November 2014

The Twenty-Second Singapore Economic Roundtable

  • Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Chang, Zhi Yang

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

The Twenty-Second Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:

Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ng Tze Wei, Lead Economist, Domestic Economy Division, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Dr Geoff rey Heenan, Resident Representative Singapore, International Monetary Fund; and Commentary by Dr Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran, Independent Consultant, Vansight Private Limited.

Sustainable Model for Public Goods Delivery in Singapore by Prof. M Ramesh, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; and Commentaries by Gopinath Menon, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Infrastructure Systems and Maritime Studies, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University; and Satyanarayan Ramamurthy, Partner, KPMG.

The Twenty-Second Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy areas:

Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore Economy; and Sustainable Model for Public Goods Delivery in Singapore.


Contents:

FOREWORD

Mr Manu Bhaskaran
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore

SECTION I: SINGAPORE鈥橲 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

Chapter 1 Recent Economic Developments

Mr Ng Tze Wei
Lead Economist, Domestic Economy Division
Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department
Monetary Authority of Singapore

SECTION II: MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SINGAPORE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY

Chapter 2 Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

Dr Geoffrey Heenan
Resident Representative Singapore
International Monetary Fund

Chapter 3聽Presentation by Discussant: Financialisation of the Economy and the Ongoing Existential Crisis

Dr Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran
Independent Consultant
Vansight Private Limited

Chapter 4 Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

SECTION III: SUSTAINABLE MODEL FOR PUBLIC GOODS DELIVERY IN SINGAPORE

Chapter 5 Policy Innovations in Singapore

Prof. M Ramesh
Professor
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Chapter 6聽Presentation by Discussant: Transport Demand Management

Mr Gopinath Menon
Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Infrastructure Systems and Maritime Studies
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Chapter 7 Presentation by Discussant

Mr Satyanarayan Ramamurthy
Partner, KPMG

Chapter 8 Discussion on Public Goods Delivery in Singapore

CONCLUSIONS

Appendix 1: List of Participants

Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

Appendix 3: Abbreviations

(106 pages, ISBN 2424-9181)