Keyword : Singapore Perspectives

  • Foreign policy in an age of technological disruption

    By: IPS Editor | Feb 01, 2019 | Hits: 1121

    We are witnessing a fractured world order due to fractious domestic politics, caused by digital disruption. The signs are obvious – strategic tension between the superpowers, political polarisation, anxiety over the future of jobs and anger over sharpening inequality. There is a clear chain of causation. Technology drives human progress. Early masters of technology accumulate…..

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  • The tension between north and south in China’s history

    By: IPS Editor | Feb 01, 2019 | Hits: 800

    Singapore’s place in the world depends so much on its place in the region. It’s a region that is gaining in importance, in part because there has been a general shift and recognition that it is in the heart of a new dynamic economic region called the Indo-Pacific region. This is of course nothing new……

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  • Loss of Confidence in PAP? Possible, If Complacency Sets In

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 25, 2017 | Hits: 1787

    The critical question facing Singapore in 2065 is not simply whether an accidental freak election or a sustainable pendulum democracy should or might occur. It is about whether the social contract between elite governance and the body politic can become so strained and frayed that a crisis of political legitimacy may thrust unexpected, extremist scenarios…..

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  • Exceptional Government to Sustain a Nation Once Thought Improbable

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 23, 2017 | Hits: 6471

    The theme of this year’s conference — What If? — is designed to set us thinking of possibilities, or perhaps impossibilities: What might be, what might have been, what could be. But before we consider these possibilities, it might be instructive to locate what is – what has always been, what should not change, what…..

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  • SP 2016: Panel on “Inclusive Growth?”

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 16, 2016 | Hits: 2269

    In the third panel of the Singapore Perspectives 2016 conference, the speaker and panellists focused on whether “inclusivity” and “growth” could go hand-in-hand, and if so, what it meant for Singapore and how it could be achieved. The broad themes discussed included: addressing inequalities in society, economic restructuring, sustaining innovation and productivity growth.

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  • SP 2016: Panel on “Collaborative Governance?”

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 16, 2016 | Hits: 2324

    The first panel at Singapore Perspectives 2016 was on Collaborative Governance. It focused on what constituted good governance and how this could continue in Singapore as Singaporeans became increasingly diverse and civic and cultural activism expanded in society.

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  • SP 2016: Panel on “The Future of ‘We’”

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 16, 2016 | Hits: 1990

    In the fourth and final panel of the Singapore Perspectives 2016 conference, panellists asked Minister Heng Swee Keat for his thoughts on how Singapore could move on from SG50 and the issues that could threaten or strengthen the future of the nation.

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  • SP 2016: Panel on “Cohesive Diversity?”

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 16, 2016 | Hits: 2719

    In the second panel of the Singapore Perspectives 2016 conference, the speaker and panellists discussed how Singapore could remain a tolerant and open society with migration and growing religiosity.

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  • The ‘We’ in our National Pledge

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 19, 2016 | Hits: 9001

    “We” – it is the first word in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States : “We the People…” It is also the first word in our National Pledge: “We, the citizens of Singapore…” It is an example of what in modern rhetorical theory has come to be known as a “catachresis” –…..

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  • SP 2015 Dialogue: Singapore at a crossroads

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 17, 2015 | Hits: 2911

    Singapore Perspectives 2015 concluded with a dialogue session helmed by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing. Chaired by IPS Director Janadas Devan, the dialogue session elicited a wide range of questions, including ones on national identity, welfare policies, immigration, our ageing population and increasing…..

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