Singapore Chronicles: Governance
- About the Series
Good governance is at the heart of Singapore’s development, forged in the furnace of the early challenges that Singapore faced after Independence, and shaped by its leaders to reflect their long-term vision. This book chronicles key aspects of Singapore’s governance – such as incorruptibility, pragmatism and meritocracy – and demonstrates how institutions, policies and strategies combined to play a critical role in Singapore’s transformation from a Third to a First World nation. It offers references for readers to understand the origins of Singapore’s public policy and principles of governance.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press jointly launched the Singapore Chronicles series in 2015.
This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore. Covering a wide range of subjects, from the philosophical to the mundane, the fundamental to the practical, these Singapore Chronicles titles include Constitution, Presidency, Housing, Transport, Demography, CPF, Sports and Food. Each volume in this series will serve as a primer on the subject.
Written by leading experts, they will focus on key aspects of the subject, providing analysis as well as a historical account. Readers will gain an insight into what makes Singapore tick and also why it has chosen certain “paths un-trodden”.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 136
Year Published: 2016
Size: 196mm x 129mm (P)