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.
- 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
Public policy frameworks, theories and approaches 23
1 Theoretical framework and dynamics of public policy trajectory 25
C. SHEELA REDDY
2 Policy making: challenges to multidisciplinary approaches 40
3 Public policy communication: reclaiming a ‘nearly lost’ theme 47
4 Connecting the dots, locating the linkages: conceptual perspectives on human rights, human security and public policy 60
5 Ethics and public policy: how ‘just’ can public policy be? 74
NILESH KUMAR JOSHI
6 Changing paradigms of strategic political process in public policy formulation and governance: comparative study of GST in India and NAFTA in the US 83
Policy making in India: choices and outcomes 99
7 Promoting quality policy research in India: need for an evidence-based approach 101
RAMABRAHMAM IVATURI AND RAMYA CHITRAPU
8 State and public policies in India: a symbiotic relationship 116
BALJIT SINGH MANN
9 ICT applications in land records administration in India: a study on the implementation of DILRMP 128
RAVINDER KAUR AND VENKATAMALLU THADABOINA
10 Policy and practices of decentralisation of elementary education in India 140
11 Recent transition in India’s public health policy: layering patterns and inherent bottlenecks 158
12 Emotive policy in a political democracy: case study of Kanyashree in West Bengal 176
13 Efficacy of MGNREGS in achieving SDGs 188
14 The Indian state, democracy and the citizen: public policy challenges in the post-COVID-19 era 200
Rumki Basu is Professor of Public Administration and former Head of the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, India. She was also the Director of the Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. She has published 12 books and 40 articles on issues of public policy and governance, international organization and the political economy of development in India. She has presented papers at the World Congress of Political Science in Berlin (1994), Seoul (1997), Santiago (2009), Madrid (2012) and Poznan (2016), and has participated in international workshops in South Asia and the Pacific Region. She has received the Indian Council of Social Science Research Teacher Fellowship Award. Her published works include: Economic Liberalization and Poverty Alleviation: Social Sector Expenditures and Centre State Relations (2000), Public Administration: Concepts and Theories New Edition 2007, Globalization and the Changing Role of the State (edited, 2008), Governance & Human Capital: The 21st Century Agenda (co-edited, 2011), Democracy and Good Governance: Reinventing the Public Service Delivery System in India (co-edited, 2014), Governance in South Asia (2016), Indian Administration Structure, Performance and Reform (2019) and Public Administration in the 21st Century (2019).