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1 Bidyut Chakrabarty and Mohit Bhattacharya (eds)
Administrative Change and Innovation: A Reader
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2005; 0195673271 / 9780195673272; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
The idea and practice of administrative reform involves the twin concepts of change and innovation. Across the world, advances in the theory and working of high-performance organizations envisage not only changes within the system but also modifications in their function in relation to the environment. This reader brings together cutting-edge essays on how administrative change and innovatin transform and improve organizational structure and function. The volume discusses recent trends in administrative reforms in INdia with the adoption of the New Economic Policy in the early 1990s. Underlining the processes of devolution and deconcentration of power, it points out the importance of citizen participation in public affairs, emphasizing accountability in democratic politics. The reader highlights the importance of good governance, participative development, and debureaucratization in an ever-changing scenario. IT calls upon the need to use scientific and modern management techniqu es to upgrade administratve capability. Also emphasized are the significance of effective government machinery against corruption, incompetence, and red tape as also constant evaluation and monitoring. Besides focusing on classical texts on the subject, the essays dwell on the interest of various stakeholders in development the impact of their evolution on government innovation and linkages between globalization and administrative reform. The volume further explores administrative reforms in developed countries like the US and UK, and in socialist countries like China and Vietnam. In addition, the reader surveys the functioning of the lower level bureaucracy, and the role of semi- and non-governmental organizations that do much of governments' work. This reader will be useful to scholars and students of public administration, political scientists, bureaucrats and administrative trainers. Printed Pages: 384. 013554

Price: 13.40 USD
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2 Mohit Bhattacharya and Bidyut Chakrabarty (eds)
Public Administration: A Reader
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2005; 0195679024 / 9780195679021; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
This reader brings together significant articles on the theory and practice of public administration. It outlines the historical proceses associated with the growth of public administration as a discipline and goes on to reflect on contemporary administrative perspectives and experiences. A new preface takes stock of important developments in the field. While discussing the major theoretical premises of the discipline and their efficacy in the practical sphere of governance, as also the prevalent structures of administration, these include bureaucratic operations and practices new theoretical advances since Max Weber Rigg's administrative ecology and the Marxist concept of bureaucracy. The book also focuses on changes brought about by privatization in governance, and discusses these changes in the context of the markedly neo-liberal agenda of the modern state. This reader--prescribed for PG courses in Public Administation--will be essential for scholars, teachers, and research ers of public administration as also to postgraduate students in political science, law, and administrative history. It will also be an ideal reference for administrators, policy-makers, and bureaucrats. Printed Pages: 458. 013553

Price: 8.15 USD
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3 Bidyut Chakrabarty and Mohit Bhattacharya (eds)
The Governance Discourse: A Reader
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2008; 0195696646 / 9780195696646; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 

Price: 17.95 USD
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