Judiciary-Led Reforms In Singapore: Framework, Strategies, And Lessons
by Waleed Haider Malik
About This Book
This book from the World Bank explores the strategies and lessons of Singapore's judicial reform experience from a management perspective. Judicial reform in Singapore has been successful on many counts. Its courts are now regarded as one of the most effective in the world. The subordinate courts are more efficient and responsive to citizens' needs and have gained the confidence of local users and private investors.
Describing how the nation's success was achieved in just a decade and a half, the author highlights how extensive planning prior to initiating reforms and broad-based stakeholder participation throughout the process was critical to the reform's success. The reform process also benefited from a unique political and economic context. The combination of these factors suggests possible avenues along which modernisation efforts could be targeted.
The lessons learned from the Singapore experience can provide a guide to judicial reform in other countries. This book will be useful for policy makers, those working to achieve judicial reform and government officials.
The appendices present the judicial work plans, the management concepts used, and a description of Singapore's judicial institutions and stakeholders. With references and index.
* Actual charges are made in Singapore Dollars (SGD). SGD1.00 = US$0.72