Public Administration Singapore-Style
Singapore was ranked first for the competence of its public officials from 1999 to 2002 by "The Global Competitiveness Report". While research has been done on various aspects of public administration in Singapore, there is to date no comprehensive study of the Singapore Civil Service and the statutory boards and their contribution to the attainment of national development goals. The aim of this book is to rectify this gap in the literature by providing a detailed study of public administration Singapore-style. Public administration Singapore-style is characterized by these features: macho-meritocracy; competing with the private sector for talent; low level of corruption; reliance on institutional and attitudinal administrative reforms; reliance on statutory boards to implement socio-economic development programs; effective policy implementation, improving service to the public; and using policy diffusion to solve problems. The book's main thesis is that the nature of public administration in Singapore results from the combined influence of Singapore's policy context and the various policies introduced by the People's Action Party government since it assumed office in June 1959, 50 years ago.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Singapores policy context
Chapter 3 The evolution of the Singapore Civil Service 18191959
Chapter 4 Statutory boards
Chapter 5 The public service commission
paying for the Best and Brightest
Chapter 7 Administrative reform
Chapter 8 Implementing PS21 in the Singapore Civil Service
1959 general election administration in Singapore administrative reform anti-corruption strategy appointed Asia Asian Asian countries B.Soc.Sc beneﬁts British colonial government budget candidates Chap Chapter civil servants CPIB CPIB’s curbing corruption deﬁnition Department of Political Division effective efﬁciency ensure ﬁnancial ﬁrst ﬁve functions Goh Chok Tong HDB’s Hong Kong identiﬁed implementation improve increased inﬂuence International Lee Kuan Yew Malayan Malaysia meritocracy Ministry national development National University ofﬁcers ofﬁcials PAP government PAP government’s PAP leaders Parliament PCDSC percent performance permanent secretaries personnel boards personnel management policy context political leaders Political Science population Prime Minister’s Ofﬁce private sector problems PSC’s public administration Singapore-style public housing Public Service Quah ranked recommended reﬂected Republic of Singapore salary revision SCS’s Seah senior civil servants Singapore civil service Singapore Police Force Singapore’s SIT’s Staff Grade statutory boards Superscale Table University of Singapore WITs workload