The Singapore Perspectives series is a yearly publication that provides critical analysis of emerging trends and issues Singapore faces in terms of social, economic and political development. It is a quick and essential reference for understanding the broad policy discussions that animate thought leaders, policy-makers and the public in the country during the immediate period or that are likely to do so in the short and medium term.This volume brings together articles by Singapore authors who shared their experiences and insights on Singapore economics, politics and society at the Singapore Perspectives 2011 Conference, held in Raffles City Convention Centre on 16th January 2011. Topics covered in the volume include Singapore as a global city, nation-state, the disadvantaged, theatre and Singapore spirit from an immigrant's perspective.Co-published by the think-tank, the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore, this is a useful publication for those with an interest in understanding the governance challenges facing a small, highly globalised economy and nation-state, or those who want a quick feel of the pulse of Singapore.
Global City: Between Nation-State and Global City (Derek da Cunha); Singapore as a Global City: A Balancing Act (Sylvia Lim); I - Singaporean (T Sasitharan); Discussant Notes (Ong Ye Kung); Caring Community: We Do Care - Do We? (Raja Segar); Including the Disadvantaged in a Meritocratic Singapore: Past, Present and Future (Denise Phua); Theatre is a Language (Kok Heng Luen); Discussant Notes (T K Udairam); Global City: Singapore Spirit: An Immigrant Perspective (Ori Sasson); The Singapore Spirit is not a Pontianak! (Woffles Wu); Localism versus Globalism (Janadas Devan); Discussant Notes (Lai Ah Eng); Special Session: People's Association (Lim Boon Heng); Mercy Relief (Hassan Ahmad).