The Singapore School: technocracy or less

ACDE Seminar


Michael Barr, Flinders University


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Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30

The key to Singapore’s attraction as a model for the developing world is its technocratic system of government. Singapore’s form of technocracy is not just a matter of ‘rule by experts’; rather it is a system of public policy management that takes a whole-of-society rather than just a whole-of-government approach, founded on notions of meritocracy and high levels of professional administrative competence. Yet Singapore’s technocratic system has demonstrably failed.

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