540 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    540 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This textbook is a comprehensive, student-friendly guide to understanding the fundamentals of Public Administration. It examines the recent developments and relevant theoretical underpinnings in an accessible manner.

    Public Administration: Evolution, Theories and Practices,

    · Helps students grasp key dialectical interconnections between theoretical conceptualizations and prevalent socio-economic and political circumstances

    · Provides understanding of issues in governance

    ·  Analyses significant transformations in civil society and administrative set-ups across the world.

    · Highlights the contributions of non-Western thinkers in the development of conceptual ideas of the discipline.

    Accessibly written, it caters to a wide range of university syllabi in public administration and will be essential for students and researchers of political science, public policy, and public administration. It will also be particularly useful for those preparing for the civil service examinations.




    Introduction 1. Evolution of Public administration as a Discipline 2. Administrative Theories:Western tradition 3. Administrative Theories: The Non-Western Tradition 4.Contemporary Developments in the discipline 5.Public Policy: Theory and practice 6. Changing patterns of Development administration 7. Local governance: concept and practice 8. Social Welfare administration 9. Citizen-centric administration 10. Public administration in India 11. Financial administration in India 12. Planning discourse in India 13.Administrative Reforms in India 14. Contemporary Issues in Indian Administration. Conclusions


    Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice Chancellor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.

    Prakash Chand Kandpal is Professor and Chairperson, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of interest are: public administration, Public Policy, Governance studies, Local Governance, Environmental Policy and politics in India.