Publisher: Singapore: World Scientific for IPS
Singapore Perspectives 2017 covers the following:
Preface by IPS Director Mr Janadas Devan
Introduction by Gillian Koh and Debbie Soon
Section 1: Looking Out
What if the Nation-State is No Longer the Key Organisational Unit of the International Community? by Wang Gungwu who is University Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University.
What if Globalisation Fails? by Khong Cho-Oon who is Chief Political Analyst in the Global Business Environmental team, Shell International, based in London, with over 20 years' experience leading and advising on country scenario projects.
What if Singapore Has to Choose Between China and the United States? By Joseph Liow, Dean and Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Section 2: Looking In
What if Non-Economic Indicators Become the Measure of a Country's Progress? By Jeremy Au who is the co-founder of Quad.sg, a non-partisan collective expanding Singapore's data-driven discourse.
What if Singapore Fails to Become a Creative and Innovation Nation? by Aaron Maniam, a civil servant, currently overseeing policy on manufacturing, services and tourism.
What if Singapore Fails to Sustain Itself as a Vibrant, Cosmopolitan "Global City"? by Amanda Chong who is a lawyer with strong interests in criminal justice and public policy.
Section 3: Looking Across
What if We Ignore Race and Religion? by Norman Vasu, Senior Fellow, Coordinator of the Social Resilience Programme and Deputy Head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and Pravin Prakash an Associate Research Fellow with the Social Resilience Programme at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) within the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
What if We Cease to Accept Immigrants? by Mariam Jaafar, Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Singapore. She is a core member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Financial Services practices.
What if the Family is No Longer the Fundamental Building Block of Society? by Thang Leng Leng, Deputy Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research at the National University of Singapore.
Section 4: Looking Ahead
What if Singapore Becomes a Two or Multi-Party System? by Ong Ye Kung, elected Member of Parliament for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency in September 2015, and appointed to the Cabinet of Singapore as the Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) on 1 October 2015.
The Real Question Behind "What if Singapore Becomes a Two- or Multi-Party System?" by Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings. Born in 1952, he was educated in Tunghai University, Taiwan; Stanford University, California and the University of Singapore.
(142 pages, ISBN 978-981-3224-74-2)
Links: IPS Event on "Singapore Perspectives 2017: What if", 23 January 2017