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.
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.
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.
Opinion - Stephanie Siow, Theophilus Kwek
Two young Singaporeans reflect on whether narratives of self-reliance may obscure deeper structural gaps.
Opinion - Charles Ng
How should governments contend with the rise of social discontent in the wake of rapid globalisation?
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”.
Review - Aaron Maniam
Review of Kahane's "Transformative Scenario Planning"
Opinion - Terence Poon
How should public policymaking and service delivery adapt to an era of greater uncertainty and complexity?
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