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Review: The New Synthesis of Public Administration Fieldbook

Review  -  Max Everest-Phillips

If there was ever a book not to judge by its title or its cover, it is this.

Editorial Issue 21

Editorial  -  Vernie Oliveiro, Aaron Maniam

With Singapore’s ambition to be a Smart Nation, what does it really mean to be “smart” these days? This issue explores the apparent tensions and trade-offs that both underpin and animate Singapore’s Smart Nation efforts.

Plan for Behavioural Change, One Step at a Time

Review  -  Leon Lim

Review of "Think Small" by Owain Service and Rory Gallagher

Integrated Sevice Delivery:The Australian Department of Human Services

Interview  -  Jeff Popple

Jeff Popple, from Australia’s Department of Human Services, discusses their experience in integrating service operations across different agencies, in order to achieve large-scale synergies.

The Growth of Asian Cities

Article  -  Bindu N. Lohani

As the main economic engines of growth, Asian cities are increasingly challenged to ensure sustainability while reaping the benefits of urbanisation.

The End of the World (Economy) as We Know It

Article  -  Wee Shu Lin, Lee Chor Pharn, Adeline Aw

“…After this crisis, the world is not going to be the same again. This is not just another cyclical downturn and recovery. The world’s economy is undergoing a structural shift.” — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament, 27 May 2009

Opinion: Is China Catching Up with the US?

Opinion  -  Kenneth Lieberthal

While China has emerged as a key player in global affairs, significant challenges to its ongoing development should not be underestimated, argues Professor Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution.

Navigating the New Economy: A Future that Works

Opinion  -  Andrea Phua

Success in a changing world will demand more than technical skills: it will call for adaptability, empathy and a deeper sense of meaning.

Could Crowdfunding Work for Singapore’s Public Sector?

Article  -  Jeff Cheah Weng Kiat, Jason Chen Fang Hao

Civic crowdfunding could offer a powerful new way to support more public projects and encourage community involvement.