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Public Administration: Approaches and Applications

Public Administration:   Approaches and Applications

  • Alka Dhameja
  • Sweta Mishra
  • Author: Alka Dhameja
    • ISBN:9789332555075
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9332555079
    • Price:Rs. 590.00
    • Pages:448
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


    This volume is written to fulfill the demand for a comprehensive textbook on public administration. It covers almost all the topics in public administration taught at the undergraduate level of Indian universities. However, because of its multi-disciplinary focus and orientation, this book will also be useful for the postgraduates as well as civil services aspirants. For the benefit of the readers, a chapter on post-new public management and another one on historical antecedents of civil society have been added. The objective of this volume is to provide an insight into the key concepts and issues of public administration, especially in the changing neo-liberal context.

    Table of Content

    Chapter 1 Concept and Significance of Public Administration 

    Chapter 2 Phases in Evolution of Public Administration 
    Chapter 3 Approaches to the Study of Public Administration 
    Chapter 4 The Classical Approach to Organizations 
    Chapter 5 The Human Relations Approach 
    Chapter 6 Max Weber's Theory of Bureaucracy 
    Chapter 7 The Rational-Choice Approach 
    Chapter 8 The Systems and Sociopsychological Approaches 
    Chapter 9 Ecological Approach to Public Administration 
    Chapter 10 Fundamentals of Development Administration 
    Chapter 11 Feminist Perspective of Public Administration 
    Chapter 12 Public Policy: Concept and Approaches 
    Chapter 13 New Public Administration 
    Chapter 14 Concept of New Public Management 
    Chapter 15 Towards Post-New Public Management 
    Chapter 16 Historical Antecedents of Civil Society 
    Chapter 17 Policy Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation 
    Chapter 18 Interdisciplinary Nature of Public Administration and the Changing Role of the Chief Executive 
    Chapter 19 Decentralization and Local Governance 
    Chapter 20 Nature of Financial Administration 
    Chapter 21 Understanding Good Governance 
    Chapter 22 Forms of Public Accountability 
    Chapter 23 Role of Non-Governmental Organizations 
    Chapter 24 Concept of Corporate Governance 
    Chapter 25 Significance of e-Governance 
    Chapter 26 Redressal of Grievances and Right to Information 
    Chapter 27 Social Welfare Administration and Protection of Weaker Sections 

    Salient Features

    Highlights of this edition: 
    • An analytical approach in examining the key issues in public administration
    • Boxes, tables and chapter-end questions to highlight and recapitulate important information 
    • Apart from focusing on concepts and approaches, eleven chapters on specific themes in the application of public administration