304 Pages
    by Routledge India

    304 Pages
    by Routledge India

    This textbook is a comprehensive student-friendly guide to public policy in India. It highlights the critical aspects of public policy-making and its implementation by contextualizing it in the Indian historical and modern-day perspective.

    Public Policy in India

    ·         Provides lucid explanations of theoretical aspects of public policy and its practice in the Indian context;

    ·         Captures the complexities in the making, implementing, and evaluating public policy;

    ·         Studies the dialectical interconnection that public policy has with the socio-economic and political environment;

    ·         Highlights the influence of culture on public policy; and

    ·         Analyses public policy as an outcome of a very complex contextual dialogue involving various kinds of actors. 

    Accessibly written, this book covers a range of university syllabi and will be essential reading for students and researchers of political science and public administration. It will also be indispensable for civil service examinations, including the UPSC.

    Preface. Introduction. 1. Introduction to Public Policy 2. Public Policy Cycle 3. Policy Process in India: Issues and Challenges 4. Changing Models of Public Policy in India 5. Grassroots Innovations in Public Policy in India 6. Environmental Policy in India 7. Education Policy in India 8. Health Policy in India 9. Employment Policy in India 10. Public Policy in a globalizing world. Conclusion. Bibliography.Index.


    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.