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Opinion: Preparing Public Officers for New Modes of Governance

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Public service training and development should evolve in tandem with the dynamic, relational modes of governance that are emerging.

Governance in an Age of Uncertainty

Opinion  -  Terence Poon

How should public policymaking and service delivery adapt to an era of greater uncertainty and complexity?

After Our Singapore Conversation: The Futures of Governance

Opinion  -  Lim Seok Hui, Adrian W. J. Kuah

Two analysts from the Public Service Division reflect on Our Singapore Conversation’s radical implications for the nation and its public policy enterprise.

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: The Environment as Capital

Opinion  -  Dodo J. Thampapillai

Following the 2006 Stern report, global warming, climate change and the scarcity of basic resources have become dominant themes in policy forums concerning sustainable development.

Opinion: Social Policy in Singapore: A Crucible of Individual Responsibility

Opinion  -  Ron Haskins

The co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families explains why he finds Singapore’s social policy remarkably effective.

Public Communication and Engagement in China: Lessons for Singapore

Opinion  -  Lim Chee Kia, Tan Li San

The Chinese government is exploring new media strategies to engage a public more willing and able to express themselves online.

Not Just Service Delivery

Opinion  -  B. Guy Peters

What does it really mean for public servants to improve their interactions with citizens and customers?

From Scarcity to Generativity: New Approaches to Governing Resources

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Data, knowledge and connections can increase rather than decrease in value with use: but we need a new public language to make the most of them.

Ethics in Public Administration: Are We Teaching What Can’t be Taught?

Opinion  -  Celia Lee

CSC researcher Celia Lee makes a case for the systematic cultivation of ethical thinking and moral development in public administration.