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Title Our inclusive society : going forward
Published [Singapore] : Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore : Institute of Policy Studies ; Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2012]
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Series Singapore perspectives ; 2011
Singapore perspectives ; 2011
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; Editor's Acknowledgements; Section I: Our Inclusive Society: Going Forward; Welcome Remarks Ong Keng Yong; Keynote Address Wong Kan Seng; Introduction; Part 1: Global City, Endearing Home; Part 2: Our Way Forward; Preserve what is unique about Singapore; Ensuring that growth and change benefits Singaporeans; Being prepared to make adjustments; Conclusion; Section II: Global City; Chapter 1 Between Nation-State and Global City Derek da Cunha; BETWEEN NATION NATION-STATE AND GLOBAL CITY; MONACO OF THE EAST; THE BET ON CASINOS; A DIVERSIFIED ECONOMY
CONCLUSIONChapter 8 The Singapore Spirit is Not a Pontianak! What is it? Woffles Wu; Chapter 9 Localism versus Globalism Janadas Devan; Proposition One: Socially meaningful life exists locally, in a particular time and place, or it does not exist at all.; Proposition Two: The global economy is a fact completely at variance with the first proposition.; Discussant Notes Lai Ah Eng; INTRODUCTION; SOME COMMENTS ON SPEAKERS' POINTS; KIASU-ISM: A NEGATIVE ASPECT OF THE SINGAPORE SPIRIT; POSITIVE ASPECT ASPECTS OF THE SINGAPORE SPIRIT; MIGRATION AND THE LOCAL-GLOBAL CHALLENGE TO THE SINGAPORE SPIRIT
OPINIONS AND PRACTICES IN A GLOBAL CITYChapter 2 Singapore as a Global City: A Balancing Act Sylvia Lim; HOW FAR CAN SINGAPORE BE A HUB FOR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IF IT MAINTAINS AN ILLIBERAL CLIMATE?; THERE HAS BEEN A PALPABLE SENSE OF LOSS OF IDENTITY AND NATION IN VIEW OF THE RAPID PACE OF CHANGE IN THE LAST FEW YEARS; WE CAN RECLAIM SOME IDENTITY AND SOCIAL COHESION THROUGH EMPOWERMENT AND MUTUAL SUPPORT; REFERENCES; Chapter 3 I ... Singaporean T. Sasitharan; Discussant Notes Ong Ye Kung; Section III: Caring Community; Chapter 4 We Do Care ... Or Do We? T. Raja Segar; DONATION STATISTICS
THE CARING COMMUNITYINVENTION OF THEATRE AS DEFINED BY AUGUSTO BOAL; THE EMPOWERED SPECTATOR: SPECT-ACTOR; COMMUNITY MAKING THEATRE; THEATRE IS A LANGUAGE; Discussant Notes T.K. Udairam; Section IV: Singapore Spirit; Chapter 7 The Singapore Spirit: An Immigrant Perspective Ori Sasson; ABSTRACT; INTRODUCTION; WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SINGAPOREAN?; Complaining, Eating, and Shopping; Paradox One: Hard Work versus Lucky Draw; Parado Paradox Two: Conformity versus Desire to Excel; Paradox Three: Scared : to Lose, but not the Mobile Phone; Paradox Four: World Class ... or Are We?; THE SINGAPORE SPIRIT
VOLUNTEERISMCONCLUSION; REFERENCES; Chapter 5 Including The Disadvantaged in a Meritocratic Singapore: Past, Present and Future Denise Phua; INTRODUCTION; ON ENABLING AND INCL INCLUDING THE DISABLED; ON INCLUDING THE POOR AND LOW-SKILLED; PRINCIPLES UNDERPINNING SINGAPORE'S SOCIAL SAFETY NET; PRINCIPLE ONE: SELF-RELIANCE, WORK BEFORE WELFARE; PRINCIPLE TWO: FAMILY -- THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE; PRINCIPLE THREE: MANY HELPING HANDS; WHOSE JOB IS IT ANYWAY TO CREATE A CARING SOCIETY?; GOVERNMENT; ADVOCATES; INDIVIDUALS; CONCLUSION; Chapter 6 Theatre is a Language Kok Heng Luen
Summary The Singapore Perspectives series is a yearly publication that provides critical analysis of emerging trends and issues Singapore faces in terms of social, economic and political development. It is a quick and essential reference for understanding the broad policy discussions that animate thought leaders, policy-makers and the public in the country during the immediate period or that are likely to do so in the short and medium term. This volume brings together articles by Singapore authors who shared their experiences and insights on Singapore economics, politics and society at the Singapore P
Notes Print version cataloged as a continuing resource by Library of Congress
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Feb. 14, 2012)
Subject Globalization -- Social aspects -- Singapore -- Congresses.
Singapore -- Social policy -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Yahya, Faizal, 1965-
ISBN 9789814374576 (electronic bk.)
9814374571 (electronic bk.)