Language : English
Published : 2017-12-16
Pages : 180
50 Years of Engineering in Singapore
An underpinning force in Singapore’s remarkable 50-year transformation into a sophisticated world-class city, engineering has contributed significantly to the nation’s economic, infrastructural and social developments.A joint publication by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore, and World Scientific Publishing, to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday, 50 Years of Engineering in Singapore brings to life the extraordinary engineering feats across multiple disciplines and tells the stories of these exceptional engineers who, with their determinations and courage, turned the little red dot into a jewel of a city. A vibrant record of engineering excellence, the publication traces the goliath challenges impeding the nation’s growth over the past five decades, and the engineering innovations that brought about wealth creation, higher standards of living, and enhanced liveability.This compendium covers air and sea hub; manufacturing in the areas of electronics, precision engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical/bio-medical engineering; housing/cities/infrastructure and land use (reclamation and underground); transportation (ERP system, MRT and LRT, roads and buses system); water management and engineering; energy (supply and maintenance); and telecommunications, ICT and software.
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“For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.”
Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore’s pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya and Singapore, his profound love for great literature works inspired him to obtain an honors in English from King’s college, London in 1948 despite the cruelties faced during and after the Second World War. Baker’s humble beginnings and political consciousness earned him the friendship and respect of many diplomats during his missions to India in 1967, Malaysia in 1969, Philippines in 1977 and back to Malaysia in 1980 before retiring from his career as a diplomat in 1988. Between his diplomatic missions, Baker returned to Singapore in 1972 to head the Department of English at the University of Singapore for five years.
This is Baker’s story of how he came to be The Accidental Diplomat. With occasional poems and a sense of humor, he candidly recounts the colourful romances of his life to his enriching encounters of diplomatic relations. His portrayals of admiration for great leaders and men paint a vivid picture of the qualities that guided his beliefs, proving that he was by no means an “Accidental Diplomat” in the eyes of others.
The authors cover topics such as: understanding global governance, the challenges of governance, the theoretical foundations of global governance and the need for global governance.
Aristotle asked how one should live one s life. This question is more relevant to us today than it was several millennia ago because the decisions of leaders and other people can have widespread effects not only on the jobs, health and wealth of billions of human beings, but also on the environment.
Every major decision made in business, government and society is fundamentally an ethical one with widespread social responsibility implications. Whether it is the global sale of worthless financial derivatives, the adulteration of milk and infant formula with toxic material or the abuse of technology leading to invasion of privacy, the disregard of ethical principles has resulted in the degradation of the quality of life and dehumanization of the individual.
Written by seven faculty members of the School of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU), Ethics and Social Responsibility draws upon the scholarship and history of the West and also presents lessons, examples and situations that are relevant to Asia. Originally conceived as a textbook for SMU students reading Ethics and Social Responsibility as a university core curriculum course, the book balances judiciously between theory and practice to allow readers to apply their theoretical understanding of concepts to real-world scenarios. In addition, open-ended questions are included to provoke deeper reflection and discussion, while illustrations and case studies highlight ethical concepts and their applications.
The writers expertly capture the sense of dynamism of ethics and social responsibility and sensitize readers to deal with these issues in the real world.
An Introduction to Government and Politics continues with its traditional and trusted framework to equip readers with a comprehensive and logically consistent vocabulary for the study of politics, helping them to better see the relevance of government in their lives. This ninth edition has been streamlined, replacing dated material with current political realities, news events, and approaches in order to better situate the student for discussion about larger political issues. It retains its prominence as an authoritative and accessible text with a historical and “Canadianist” – based approach that appeals to the traditional Introduction to Political Science course.
Table of Contents
Introduction – The Study of Political Science Part One: Basic Concepts Chapter 1: Government and Politics Chapter 2: Power, Legitimacy, and Authority Chapter 3: Sovereignty, State, and Citizenship Chapter 4: The Nation Chapter 5: Political Culture and Socialization Chapter 6: Law Chapter 7: Constitutionalism Chapter 8: Cooperation under Anarchy Part Two: Ideology Chapter 9: Ideology Chapter 10: Liberalism Chapter 11: Conservatism Chapter 12: Socialism and Communism Chapter 13: Nationalism Chapter 14: Feminism Chapter 15: Environmentalism Part Three: Forms of Government Chapter 16: Classification of Political Systems Chapter 17: Liberal Democracy Chapter 18: Transitions to Democracy Chapter 19: Autocratic Systems of Government Chapter 20: Parliamentary and Presidential Systems Chapter 21: Unitary and Federal Systems Part Four: The Political Process Chapter 22: The Political Process Chapter 23: Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Social Movements: The Organization of Interests Chapter 24: Communications Media Chapter 25: Elections and Electoral Systems Chapter 26: Representative Assemblies Chapter 27: The Political Executive Chapter 28: The Administration Chapter 29: The Judiciary Notes Appendix A: Constitution Act, 1867 Appendix B: Constitution Act, 1982 Glossary Index