Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

10-2017

Abstract

The Singapore government increasingly conducts a wide-rangingvariety of community engagement, which involve some degree ofpublic participation in government decision-making. These range fromOur Singapore Conversation, a wide-ranging discussion of whatSingaporeans want for their future, to the Colour Your Busescampaign in which citizens could vote on whether public buses shouldbe red or green. While these engagement processes typically informand consult, or occasionally involve deliberation and co-creation, theyrarely — if ever — empower citizens to make consequential decisionsin the manner of Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright’s concept ofEmpowered Participatory Governance (2003).

Discipline

Asian Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Politics and Social Change | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Publication

Mobilising diverse community assets to meet social needs

Editor

Justin LEE, Mathew MATTHEWS, & Robyn TAN

First Page

98

Last Page

102

Publisher

Institute of Policy Studies

City or Country

Singapore

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.