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Narratives and the Institutional Imagination

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.

History: A Public Service User’s Guide

Article  -  Chua Jun Yan

A nuanced approach to history is needed to help policymakers navigate increasingly contested public narratives. It can also deepen their capacity for analysis, reflection, and imagination.

Emerging Stronger as an Antifragile Nation

Opinion  -  Azfer A. Khan, Ang Kheng Kiat

Crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic are an opportunity for Singapore to forge new bonds, by drawing from our different perspectives and capacities to benefit the common good.

Rethinking Responsibility

Opinion  -  Stephanie Siow, Theophilus Kwek

Two young Singaporeans reflect on whether narratives of self-reliance may obscure deeper structural gaps.

The Age of Angst

Opinion  -  Charles Ng

How should governments contend with the rise of social discontent in the wake of rapid globalisation?

The Challenge of Public Communications

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”.

From Futures "Thinking" to Futures "Doing"

Review  -  Aaron Maniam

Review of Kahane's "Transformative Scenario Planning"

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?

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