Opinion - Catherine Fieschi
Political scientist Catherine Fieschi argues that every country needs a good tale to help it adapt to change while maintaining a sense of collective identity.
Opinion - Aaron Maniam, Clive Tan
In a complex environment where centralised planning has limited effectiveness, simple rules may allow the system to evolve organically towards shared goals.
Interview - Gus O’Donnell
The former Head of the Home Civil Service in the UK discusses behavioural approaches to public engagement, policymaking and sound values for the civil service.
Article - Christian Bason
Can public managers see themselves as active designers of innovation and change processes, involving both citizens and the government?
Article - Lena Leong, Aurora De Souza Watters
Two public agencies illustrate transformational strategies that could help organisations rethink and reinvent themselves for the future.
Article - Yeoh Chee Yan
Public engagement in Singapore should become more purposeful, meaningful and integrated across traditional institutional and sectoral boundaries.
Editorial - Alvin Pang
Review - Vernie Oliveiro
In an episode of the BBC television series The Thick of It, a Minister is tasked with announcing to a classroom of teenagers a new policy encouraging young people to develop mobile phone apps. The problem is twofold: first, the Minister does not know the policy, and second, the Minister is something of a Luddite who cannot tell the difference between “downloading” and “uploading”.