Politics and Government at Home and Abroad
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First Published in 1967, Politics and Government at Home and Abroad presents William A. Robson’s penetrating observations on the basic requirements of democratic politics and government. Divided into two parts the essays cover a wide field. Part I deals with the fundamental questions of political thought such as relation between freedom, equality, and socialism; education and democracy, and the basic issues of practical government like reform of the British government; and the future of public administration. Part II of the book brings travelogue essays with author’s reflections on India, America, and Russia. This book is an essential read for students and researchers of political science and public administration.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I: At Home 1. Freedom, Equality, and Socialism 2. Education and Democracy 3. Bernard Shaw and The Political Quarterly 4. The Reform of British Government 5. The Present State of Teaching and Research in Public Administration 6. The Future of Public Administration 7. Public Inquiries as an Instrument of Government 8. The Managing of Organizations Part II: Abroad 9. The Transplantation of Political Institutions and Ideas 10. India as a Welfare State 11. India Revisited 12. America Revisited 13. Russia Revisited 14. Metropolitan Government: Problems and Solutions 15. American Megalopolis: An Unresolved Problem Index
William A. Robson