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Governing Global-City Singapore: Legacies and Futures After Lee Kuan Yew

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How has governance in Singapore evolved since independence to become what it is today? What are Singapore’s prospects in a post-Lee Kuan Yew future when the state will have to struggle, in increasingly complex conditions, to maintain its hegemony while securing a pre-eminent position in the global economic order? To answer these questions, one needs to consider, among other things, what role political leadership, electoral dominance, and legislative monopoly have played and will play in the maintenance and success of Singapore’s one-party dominant system. One needs to track developments in Singapore’s public administration, critically analyzing the formation and transformation of meritocracy and pragmatism as two key components of the state ideology. One also needs to observe developments within culture and civil society, and the contest over history and national narratives. Kenneth Paul Tan will discuss key arguments in his new book that relate to many of these concerns. Donald Low, Gillian Koh, and Shiao-Yin Kuik will present their thoughts on policies, state-society relations, and cultural transformation.

The Pod, Level 16,
National Library Board,
100 Victoria Street,
Singapore 188064

Wed 3 May 2017
06:15 PM - 08:00 PM

Assoc Prof Kenneth Paul Tan

Assoc Prof Kenneth Paul Tan

Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) & Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Dr Gillian Koh

Dr Gillian Koh

Deputy Director (Research), Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Assoc Prof Donald Low

Assoc Prof Donald Low

Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education) & Associate Professor (Practice), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin

Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin

Nominated Member of Parliament & Director and Co-Founder, The Thought Collective

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There will be a book signing after the event where copies of Governing Global-City Singapore: Legacies and Futures After Lee Kuan Yew will be sold at a promotional price of S$117.20 with GST (usual price S$167.40). Payment will be by cash or credit card.

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