50 Years Of Social Issues In Singapore


ISBN: 9789814696913

Author: Chan David

Published: 16/06/2015 - 348 pp Pages

Imprint / Publisher: World Scientific / World Scientific


Book Type: Review Volume

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The social context of Singapore is changing rapidly, and understanding how people think, feel and behave in various situations has become a key driver of effectiveness in addressing social issues. 50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore provides a comprehensive review and examination of various social issues at multiple levels of analysis including the individual, group and society.

This invaluable book adopts a translational approach to social issues in Singapore by explicitly bridging intellectual and practical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished team of authors, the chapters examine the critical ideas underlying public debates of social issues and their policy and practical implications.

The book is organized into three parts. Part I examines issues of population and social fundamentals in Singapore such as ageing, marriage, urban planning, healthcare and racial and religious harmony. Part II analyses Singapore’s social progress through issues of inclusivity such as social mobility, developing communities and marginal groups that deserve more attention. Part III focuses on core principles and social processes related to social justice, doing good, social media and approaches to understanding and addressing social issues in Singapore.

Most importantly, the chapters in this book clearly identify many of the critical, unresolved and emerging questions on various social issues that will guide the next generation of public discussion and policy deliberations on what matter in Singapore.

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Panel Discussion 1 (Laurence Lien, David Chan and Jeremy Lim)
Health, Urban Planning and Liveability:
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Panel Discussion 2 (Jeremy Lim, Heng Chye Kiang and Han Fook Kwang)
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