This book describes the various models, theories and practices of public administration and governance. It balances the dominant Western perspectives and models on administration with non-Western perspectives, and blends theory with practice by carefully explaining the theories governing the discipline while simultaneously focusing on public policy programmes. And, importantly, it describes how the local context heavily influences public administration, and why, therefore, it is difficult to formulate a universal definition or theory of the discipline.
Public Administration: From Government to Governance provides:
This book serves as a ready-reckoner of public administration, incorporating almost all the important aspects of political and social life that are part of the process of governing. It will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of political science and public administration, researchers and civil service aspirants.
Bidyut Chakrabarty is Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Prakash Chand is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dyal Singh (E) College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
SECTION A: CHANGING DISCOURSES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
1. Trajectory of Public Administration as a Discipline in India
2. Classical Theories of Public Administration
3. Publicness of Public Administration: Minnowbrook Conferences
4. Contemporary Theoretical Developments
SECTION B: NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE THEORIES
5. Conceptual Intervention: Gandhi, Mao and Nyerere
SECTION C: GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNANCE: DEMOCRACY AS COLLABORATIVE EXERCISE
6. Defining Governance
7. Public Policy: Conceptual Exploration
8. Major Public Policies in India
9. Ethics in Governance
10. Citizen-centric Administration: The Heart of Governance
11. Local Governance: Empowering People at the Grassroots