Author: The Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy
Published: 02/12/2014 - 236 pp Pages
Imprint / Publisher: World Scientific / World Scientific
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Book Type: Popular Book
“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.” “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.”
“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.” “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.”
“Is there a Singapore ‘school’ of public policy thinking and research? These essays suggest that the LKY School may be laying the groundwork.” 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.
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);