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Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy

Author : Kishore Mahbubani
ISBN : 9789814417211
Genre : Business & Economics
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In an industry of higher education that measures the longevity of its leading institutions in decades and centuries, the establishment and rapid growth of the eight-year-old Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School), National University of Singapore, is a remarkable story that deserves to be told. The five co-authors, all of whom were involved in guiding the School during its formative years, provide unique perspectives of key events and the thinking behind major decisions that helped place the School on its current trajectory. They also provide insights into the challenges faced along the way as well as their own motivations in becoming part of this enterprise. Finally, each author provides his or her own thoughts as to the challenges and opportunities that could emerge for the LKY School in years to come. Read the chapters authored by dynamic, key founding and management personnel of the LKY School and discover for yourselves: the relevance of an Asian policy school what will make the LKY School's curriculum "one of the most innovative" what sets global policy studies apart from all other academic disciplines why executive education at the LKY School is one of the largest in the world why the LKY School is the third best-endowed policy school in the world a view of high-profile participating "student officials"

Has The West Lost It

Author : Kishore Mahbubani
ISBN : 9780241312940
Genre : Political Science
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The West's centuries-old status as the centre of global wealth and power is coming to an end. As the new powers - China, India, Africa - rise to the top of the world's pecking order, how should the West react? Kishore Mahbubani argues passionately and provocatively that the West can no longer impose its ideals on the world at large, and - paradoxically - that only by admitting its decline can the West set itself up for strategic success in the long term. Mahbubani examines the myths and self-delusions of Western power with an outsider's critical eye, and the shocking freshness of his geopolitical analysis will give all Westerners and political thinkers pause for thought.

Governing Asia

Author : The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
ISBN : 9789814635400
Genre : Political Science
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These thirty-eight essays by the professors and research fellows of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the School. The core theme of the essays is governance in Asia and what its governments and peoples are doing for the public good. As Asia rises, its policymakers and citizens, and indeed the rest of the world, are increasingly asking how this dynamic region is making public policy, what we can learn from that exciting, often turbulent process, and how Asians can do better. The School's diverse and international group of scholars have written a set of informal, provocative, and passionate essays about governance in Asia — its past, present, and future — and why they study it. The volume — a candid, engaging act of transparency and disclosure — is also an invitation to join the conversation on the problems and promise of Asia and the larger dialogue on public policy and policy research in a globalized world. Contents:In Search of Good Public Administration and Governance (Naomi AOKI)A Third Generation Theory of Collective Action (Eduardo ARARAL)Growing Importance and Increasing Complexity: Research in Public Financial Management in Asia (Mukul G ASHER)India on My Mind (Kanti BAJPAI)New Mindsets: Solving the World's Water and Wastewater Problems (Asit K BISWAS)How Did I Get Here? Where am I Going? Thinking on a Bicycle (Joost BUURMAN)Is There a Macroeconomic Policy Regime in China? (CHEN Kang)The Story of Missing Women (Yvonne J CHEN)Why Public Policy Needs to Take a Broader View on Well-Being (Namrata CHINDARKAR)From Slobodan Milosevic to Doraemon (HENG Yee Kuang)The Poetry of Politics: What I Research and Why (Selina HO)Tracing How Governments Think (Michael HOWLETT)The Challenge for Labour Market Policy Research (HUI Weng Tat)The Price of the Invaluable: The Role of Companies and Markets in Water Supply (Olivia JENSEN)From Gangnam Apartments to Urban Development Policy in Asia — A Personal Journey (JOO Yu Min)Research Passion for Excellence in Teaching (Suzaina KADIR)Population Ageing in the East and West (KIM Erin Hye-Won)Coincidences or Opportunities? (Ashish LALL)Water Narratives: Caricature of a General Theory of Institutional Change (LEONG Ching)Local Government Fiscal Disparities in China (LI Hui)New Ideas for a 'New Normal' Singapore (Donald LOW)Is Humanity Rational? (Kishore MAHBUBANI)First, Ask the Right Question (NG Kok Hoe)Of Mice and Man: A Personal Research Journey (Tikki PANG)Health for All, All for Health — Public Policy Research for Global Health (PHUA Kai Hong)Bureaucracy, I Love You (Ora-orn POOCHAROEN)Capital Flows, Crises, and Exchange Rate Management in Emerging Asia (Ramkishen S RAJAN)Destiny, Detachment, and Public Policy (M RAMESH)My "Research Passion" — Securing the Survival and Well-Being of Our Species (John RICHARDSON)The Big Picture and the Small, the Long View and the Short (Razeen SALLY)The Professorial Life: Seamlessness, Synergy, and Significance (Kenneth Paul TAN)The Need for a Serious Rethink on Economics (Dodo J THAMPAPILLAI)Any Progress Towards Sustainable Development or at Least Sustained Development? (Cecilia TORTAJADA)Making Research a Fulfilling Mission (VU Minh Khuong)What Drives Public Managers in Tough Governance Settings? (Zeger van der WAL)Dirty Boots and Polished Shoes (Robert J WASSON)Warming up the Cold Bench (WU Xun)Building an Asian Scholarship of Public Administration and Policy (Wai-Hang YEE) Readership: Academics, policy makers, LKY School students, alumni and faculty, and anyone interested in the development and management of universities and other institutions of higher education. Keywords:Public Policy;Education;University;Management;Leadership;Institution-Building;Lee Kuan Yew;Singapore;ResearchReviews: “In ten short years, the LKY School has achieved a certain international reputation. This is partly due to the inimitable leadership of Kishore Mahbubani and partly because the work of the School meets a crying need for better governance in Asia. The 38 essays in the book are snapshots of what the School has been doing from different perspectives, giving the reader a sense of where the School is heading as it rides a current of history.” George Yeo Chairman, Kerry Logistics Former Singapore Foreign Minister “This volume of essays by the faculty and research fellows of the LKY School is a series of succinct and candid reflections on public policy research — it is also an insightful guide to rising Asia.” Pascal Lamy Former Director General of the World Trade Organization “Kishore Mahbubani and his colleagues draw us into the exciting world of Asian governance and the making of public policy for development in this most dynamic region.” Helen Clark UNDP Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group “Ever wonder what public policy schools do and why? Here is a place to find out. This volume is a biography of Asia's premier school and also an encounter with a burgeoning academic field. The Lee Kuan Yew School has accomplished so very much in an incredibly short period of time.” Merit E Janow Dean, School of International and Public Affairs Professor of Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs Columbia University “Is there a Singapore 'school' of public policy thinking and research? These essays suggest that the LKY School may be laying the groundwork.” Justin Lin Professor, Peking University Former Chief Economist, the World Bank “The School shares its intellectual passions and ambitions with a directness and clarity which justifies the international attention it so well deserves.” Lim Siong Guan Group President, GIC

Governing Global City Singapore

Author : Kenneth Paul Tan
ISBN : 9781317224440
Genre : Political Science
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This book provides a detailed analysis of how governance in Singapore has evolved since independence to become what it is today, and what its prospects might be in a post-Lee Kuan Yew future. Firstly, it discusses the question of political leadership, electoral dominance and legislative monopoly in Singapore’s one-party dominant system and the system’s durability. Secondly, it tracks developments in Singapore’s public administration, critically analysing the formation and transformation of meritocracy and pragmatism, two key components of the state ideology. Thirdly, it discusses developments within civil society, focusing in particular on issues related to patriarchy and feminism, hetero-normativity and gay activism, immigration and migrant worker exploitation, and the contest over history and national narratives in academia, the media and the arts. Fourthly, it discusses the PAP government’s efforts to connect with the public, including its national public engagement exercises that can be interpreted as a subtler approach to social and political control. In increasingly complex conditions, the state struggles to maintain its hegemony while securing a pre-eminent position in the global economic order. Tan demonstrates how trends in these four areas converge in ways that signal plausible futures for a post-LKY Singapore.

Lee Kuan Yew

Author : Graham Allison
ISBN : 9780262312745
Genre : Political Science
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When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lee's voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format. Lee offers his assessment of China's future, asserting, among other things, that "China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S." He affirms the United States' position as the world's sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss India's future, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This little book belongs on the reading list of every world leader -- including the one who takes the oath of office on January 20, 2013.

The Great Convergence

Author : Kishore Mahbubani
ISBN : 9781610390347
Genre : Political Science
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The twenty-first century has seen a rise in the global middle class that brings an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values. Kishore Mahbubani is optimistic. We are creating a new global civilization. Eighty-eight percent of the world's population outside the West is rising to Western living standards, and sharing Western aspirations. Yet Mahbubani, one of the most perceptive global commentators, also warns that a new global order needs new policies and attitudes. Policymakers all over the world must change their preconceptions and accept that we live in one world. National interests must be balanced with global interests. Power must be shared. The U.S. and Europe must cede some power. China and India, Africa and the Islamic world must be integrated. Mahbubani urges that only through these actions can we create a world that converges benignly. This timely book explains how to move forward and confront many pressing global challenges.

The Public Policy Primer

Author : Xun Wu
ISBN : 9781317229926
Genre : Political Science
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Fully revised for a second edition, this essential guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the public policy process: agenda-setting, policy formulation, decision-making, implementation, and evaluation. The book provides an introduction to the key policy functions, the challenges they entail, and how the challenges may be addressed by policy actors. Written from a comparative perspective, the authors include examples from a diverse range of countries at different stages of development, highlighting key principles and practices through which policy actors can effectively manage their policy processes and outcomes. Key features of the second edition: fully updated and revised content throughout; expanded references and further reading; more guidance towards understanding the key concepts in public policy. This important tool offers students of public policy and policy practitioners guidance on how to make, implement, and evaluate public policies in ways that improve citizens' lives.

Resurgent Indonesia

Author : Vasuki Shastry
ISBN : 9814747785
Genre : Financial crises
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The New Asian Hemisphere

Author : Kishore Mahbubani
ISBN : 9781458759610
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For centuries, the Asians (Chinese, Indians, Muslims, and others) have been bystanders in world history. Now they are ready to become co-drivers. Asians have finally understood, absorbed, and implemented Western best practices in many areas: from free-market economics to modern science and technology, from meritocracy to rule of law. They have also become innovative in their own way, creating new patterns of cooperation not seen in the West. Will the West resist the rise of Asia? The good news is that Asia wants to replicate, not dominate, the West. For a happy outcome to emerge, the West must gracefully give up its domination of global institutions, from the IMF to the World Bank, from the G7 to the UN Security Council. History teaches that tensions and conflicts are more likely when new powers emerge. This, too, may happen. But they can be avoided if the world accepts the key principles for a new global partnership spelled out in The New Asian Hemisphere.

The 21st Century Public Manager

Author : Zeger van der Wal
ISBN : 9781137507440
Genre : Political Science
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Truly global in scope and ambition, the 21st Century Public Manager addresses key trends, challenges, and opportunities facing public managers across contexts and regimes. This accessible textbook aims to inspire public managers in rethinking their roles, skills, and values as they enter a VUCA world—one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. It is written for aspiring and current public managers in graduate schools and executive education programs.

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