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Singapore, ASEAN, and Cultural Competence

Article  -  Shane Pereira, Mathew Mathews

Researchers from the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy suggest how Singapore can take the lead in fostering a sense of community with our Southeast Asian neighbours.

Transformative Innovation and the Policymaker of the Future

Opinion  -  Graham Leicester

The competencies needed to transform governance are already innate in the policymaking community — but a deliberate cultural shift may be necessary to bring them to the fore.

Opinion: Frontiers, Sovereignty and Cyberspace

Opinion  -  Bertrand de La Chapelle

Should social media platforms be governed as cross-border digital jurisdictions?

Public Engagement: The Gap between Rhetoric and Practice

Opinion  -  Kenneth Paul Tan

Deeply ingrained habits and structures may have to be shed before a more productive relationship can develop between the state and the public.

Leadership Across Generations

Article  -  Goh Han Teck

Generational differences may transform the way we identify, develop and practise leadership in the Public Service.

Singapore's Political Economy: Two Paradoxes

Article  -  Bryan Caplan

Economist Bryan Caplan, noted for his insights on public choice, visited Singapore in November 2008. His observations address how “economically efficient, but politically unpopular” policies might successfully be carried through a democratic system, and sheds light on the environment in which public policy is made and implemented in Singapore.

Strengthening Mental Wellbeing in a Pandemic

Article  -  Rianne Karthikayen

Measures to ease financial strain, support families and protect work-life balance can relieve key stressors during the COVID-19 outbreak.