Governing Asia: Reflections On A Research Journey


ISBN: 9789814635189

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

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“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.

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