This book analyses the effectiveness of district administration from critical management perspective. Using classical organizational theory and leadership competency framework, the authors conducted a comparative study of two exemplary districts with distinctive traits in India ─ a rural district in the developed state of Maharashtra and an urban district from the underdeveloped state of Madhya Pradesh. The book delves into the dynamics of district administration by breaking down the processes further and mapping the role of the district magistrates on the UNDP competency framework.
Given the changing scope and challenges of public service, this comparative analysis of the two districts would provide insights into district administration and would be of significant relevance to administrators and management professionals across the globe in assessing their effectiveness.
The book provides an eclectic framework for public administration from an overall sustainability perspective
Chapter 1. District Administration in the Context of Public Management. Chapter 2. Different Perspectives of Public Administration and Management. Chapter 3. Case Study of an Urban District, Bhopal. Chapter 4. Case Study of a Rural District, Osmanabad. Chapter 5. Critical Analysis of District Case Studies. Chapter 6. Prospects of District Administration
"I enjoyed the book, especially learning about these places in India and the near-heroic role of district collectors, and am pleased to recommend it." --Christopher L. Atkinson, University of West Florida, USA