Today, we are joined by professors Cherian George and Donald Low, to talk about their bestselling book, “PAP v PAP: The Party’s struggle to adapt to a changing Singapore” (purchase the book via Epigram bookstore or the audiobook via Storytel). We discussed the balance between elite governance and democratic deliberation, the phenomena of elite reproduction and overproduction, and how the book can be a starting point for political and policy conversations in Singapore.
A list of socialservice.sg podcast episodes in 2020, outside of the COVID-19 and GE2020 series.
Today, we are joined by journalist-turned-political commentator and professor Bertha Henson, to talk about her new book, “GE2020: Fair or Foul?” (purchase the book via Epigram Bookstore). We will first discuss her case for the People’s Action Party (PAP) to level the electoral playing field and to increase the nine-day campaign period. She then evaluates the PAP backbenchers and the 4G leadership.
This historic election can be summarised in five words: Mandate, leader, consolidation, COVID-19, and weathering.
I am disappointed with the overall general election. It was a missed opportunity not to have substantial, substantive discussions about our socio-economic and social welfare policies.