Title

7 'PC' ways to make people-centric policies

Publication Type

News Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Abstract

If asked to describe 2015 for Singapore, I would summarise it as "a people-centric year". For just about everyone - politicians, civil servants, community leaders, academics, journalists, social activists or the public itself - the attention was centred on issues that matter to the people. It may seem obvious that being people-centric should characterise how Singapore goes about things. But when people-centricity is driven by populist concerns or political correctness, the outcomes can be self-defeating at best and disastrous at worst. It is important that individuals, communities and the Government, who adopt the ideal of being people-centric, know what it takes to be truly so.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Public Policy

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Straits Times

First Page

A19

Last Page

A19

ISSN

1692-9344

Publisher

Singapore Press holdings

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