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.