Author: Bidyut ChakrabartyMohit Bhattacharya/Editor(s): Bidyut Chakrabarty / Mohit BhattacharyaPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 456ISBN/UPC (if available): 0-1956-7902-4
This reader brings together significant articles on the theory and practice of public administration. It outlines the historical processes associated with the growth of public administration as a discipline and goes on to reflect on contemporary administrative perspectives and experiences. A new preface takes stock of important developments in the field. While discussing the major theoretical premises of the discipline and their efficacy in the practical sphere of governance, as also the prevalent structures of administration, these include bureaucratic operations and practices new theoretical advances since Max Weber Rigg's administrative ecology and the Marxist concept of bureaucracy. The book also focuses on changes brought about by privatization in governance, and discusses these changes in the context of the markedly neo-liberal agenda of the modern state. This reader-prescribed for PG courses in Public Administration-will be essential for scholars, teachers, and researchers of public administration as also to postgraduate students in political science, law, and administrative history. It will also be an ideal reference for administrators, policy-makers, and bureaucrats.
CONTRIBUTORS PREFACE TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION PREFACE INTRODUCTION PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE PART I: MAJOR THEORETICAL ADVANCES Conceptual Development in the WestThe Ideal Type of BureaucracyRiggs’s Administrative ecologyMarxist contributions to the theory of the Administrative StatePART II: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GLOBALIZATION Administration in the eighties: Major Trends and ChallengesThe Consolidation of Adjustment-Implications for Public AdministrationThe Governance Agenda: Making Democratic Development DispensableGovernance as Theory: Five PropositionsRunning Government like a Business: Implications for Public Administration Theory and PracticePART III: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN INDIA The State and Its Permanent governmentCivil Service: Continuity and ChangeVoluntary Associations and Development Imperatives: The Indian ExperienceBureaucracy and Politics in IndiaBureaucracy at CrossroadsChangeful Society and Changeless governanceStrengthening Bureaucracy: State and Development in IndiaHuman Rights Dimensions of Public Administration in IndiaANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX