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Public Administration - A Reader
Public Administration - A Reader

Public Administration - A Reader

by Bidyut Chakrabarty

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Product ID:17102

Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0-1956-7902-4 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 456

Binding

Paperback

Bidyut Chakrabarty

Author: Bidyut Chakrabarty
Mohit Bhattacharya/
Editor(s): Bidyut Chakrabarty / Mohit Bhattacharya
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 456
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0-1956-7902-4

Description

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.

Contents

CONTRIBUTORS

PREFACE TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE

PART I: MAJOR THEORETICAL ADVANCES

Conceptual Development in the West
The Ideal Type of Bureaucracy
Riggs’s Administrative ecology
Marxist contributions to the theory of the Administrative State

PART II: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GLOBALIZATION

Administration in the eighties: Major Trends and Challenges
The Consolidation of Adjustment-Implications for Public Administration
The Governance Agenda: Making Democratic Development Dispensable
Governance as Theory: Five Propositions
Running Government like a Business: Implications for Public Administration Theory and Practice

PART III: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN INDIA

The State and Its Permanent government
Civil Service: Continuity and Change
Voluntary Associations and Development Imperatives: The Indian Experience
Bureaucracy and Politics in India
Bureaucracy at Crossroads
Changeful Society and Changeless governance
Strengthening Bureaucracy: State and Development in India
Human Rights Dimensions of Public Administration in India

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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