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).
Asian Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Politics and Social Change | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Mobilising diverse community assets to meet social needs
Justin LEE, Mathew MATTHEWS, & Robyn TAN
Institute of Policy Studies
City or Country
NAQVI, Ijlal. (2017). Community engagement as a form of participatory governance. In Mobilising diverse community assets to meet social needs (pp. 98-102). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies.
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