1st Edition

Democracy and Public Policy in the Post-COVID-19 World
Choices and Outcomes

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ISBN 9780367679781
December 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge India
260 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

After the COVID-19 disaster, ‘old’ frailties and inadequacies in agriculture and industrial productive capacities, in public health and transport systems have evinced sharply in the open, reopening the debates over public policy reforms as never before.

This volume:

  • Studies the likely impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on future policy making in India and other democracies.
  • Critically looks at the available theoretical frameworks, models and approaches used in the policy making process and studies their contemporary relevance.
  • Balances theoretical approaches with concrete case studies.
  • Examines India’s policies on education, health, e-governance, gender and work, and also provides recommendations for the future.

An important and timely contribution, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researches of public administration, public policy, political theory, globalization and global democracy.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Section I: Public Policy Frameworks, Theories and Approaches  1. Theoretical Framework and Dynamics of Public Policy Trajectory  2. Policy Making: Challenges to Multidisciplinary Approaches  3. Public Policy Communication: Reclaiming a ‘Nearly Lost’ Theme  4. Connecting the Dots, Locating the Linkages: Conceptual Perspectives on Human Rights, Human Security and Public Policy  5. Ethics and Public Policy: How ‘Just’ can Public Policy be?  6. Changing Paradigms of Strategic Political Process in Public Policy Formulation and Governance: Comparative Study of GST in India and NAFTA in USA  Section II: Policy making in India: Choices and Outcomes  7. Promoting quality Policy Research in India: Need for an Evidence based Approach  8.  State and Public Policies in India- A Symbiotic Relationship  9. ICT Applications in Land Records Administration in India: A Study on the Implementation of DIRLMP  10. Policy and Practices of Decentralisation of Elementary Education in India  11. Recent Transition in India’s Public Health Policy: Layering Patterns and Inherent Bottlenecks  12. Emotive Policy in a Political Democracy: Case Study of Kanyasree in West Bengal  13. Efficacy of MGNREGS in achieving SDGs  14. The Indian State, Democracy and the Citizen: Public Policy Challenges in the Post Covid-19 Era


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Rumki Basu is Professor and former head of the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia.