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Grassroots Governance : Gram Sabha in West Bengal

By: Amal Mandal

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2012

Seller ID: 702020

ISBN: 8131604926

Condition: New


Grassroots Governance explores, using survey data and information obtained from 10 Gram Panchayats across West Bengal, the nuances and outcomes of the Gram Sabha – often lauded as the elemental instrument for making local governance really participatory, transparent and accountable – and reflects on how far this unique grassroots institution has evolved as the cherished institution of the villagers and for the villagers. The author also identifies conditions that promote people’s participation and indicates how the political machination conditions decentralisation and impedes the functio... View more info

Decentralizing Rural Governance and Development: Perspectives, Ideas and Experiences

By: Anil Kumar Jana

Price: $42.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2015

Seller ID: 702010

ISBN: 8131606813

Condition: New


Decentralization for local governance and development is not only an institutional arrangement to be viewed simply from the perspective of public administration or to be confined exclusively to the domain of policy makers. It is something more; it is an ideology and a way of formulating and implementing policy decisions in public spheres and as such includes a variety of perspectives and aspects. Thus decentralizing rural governance and development is viewed in this volume not simply in terms of constitutionalizing and revamping the local level arrangements but in premises of diverse ideas and... View more info

Indian Public Management: Case Studies for Good Governance

By: B. Ashok & H.M. Mishra (Eds.)

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2012

Seller ID: 701414

ISBN: 8180698777

Condition: New


This case book exposes a selection of cases from Indian Public Administration situations for imparting next to life training and learning situations for practitioners; A constraint of the Indian system of training for prospective pubic managers in the Civil Service context has been inadequate exposure to life situations or public administration in action. Public administration draws a lot on Law, particularly Constitutional Law and its administrative compliment. Disciplines like Economics, Management and Ethics embellish its vivid landscape. These case studies call for sound understanding of a... View more info

Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reform

By: B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre (Eds)

Price: $32.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2013

Seller ID: 702017

ISBN: 0415406676

Condition: New


Administrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in marked-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors – experts on administrative reform – assess its scope and objectives, and also the ways in which these reforms have impacted on the traditional roles of elective office and civil servants. This book will be an invaluable resource for students and academics in politics and public administration, as well as for civil servants a... View more info

Public Services In India: Current Good Practices And New Developments In Public Services Management

By: Commonwealth Secretariat

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2007

Seller ID: 702027

ISBN: 8131601390

Condition: New


Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption. Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up-dated and completely revised, these re-issued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which h... View more info

Bureaucracy in Action

By: I. C. Srivastava & B. D. Joshi (Eds.)

Price: $32.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2012

Seller ID: 702019

ISBN: 8131605256

Condition: New


The dynamics of public administration calls for fast and adaptive responses to challenges and problems faced by civil servants in dealing with day-to-day and long-term administrative issues. Post partition, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has provided a firm foundation for all-round development in the country. This anthology presents myriad experiences, encounters, initiatives, innovations and successes of eminent IAS officers who have left an imprint on the administrative system. It is full of reflections and musings that are steeped in profound administrative wisdom. It will serve as... View more info

Indian Prime Ministership: A Comprehensive Study

By: Jagdish Chandra Sharma

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2002

Seller ID: 701413

ISBN: 8170229243

Condition: New


There is no dearth of publications on the personality and achievements of the different Prime Ministers in the shape of biographies. But there was no authentic work on the office of the Prime Minister of India, the permanent institution which stands always there while the Prime Ministers come and go. The office of the Prime Minister came into being in 1950 on the enforcement of the Indian Constitution after its completion by the Constituent Assembly of India. This most important part of the Constitution was unwittingly left untouched by the scholars of Political Science. The evolution of this ... View more info

Urban Development And Governance: Issues, Concerns And Challenges

By: Jasmeet Sandhu & Gurpreet Bal (Eds)

Price: $40.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2013

Seller ID: 702016

ISBN: 8131605620

Condition: New


At the onset of the 21st century, 47 per cent of the world’s population was urban: 74 per cent in the more developed regions and 41 per cent in the less developed regions. Further, among the less developed regions, levels of urbanization in Asia and Africa were the lowest, that is, about 37 per cent. According to UN HABITAT, 2006, Asia and Africa will host the largest population in the 21st century and not only cities will continue to be the sites of extreme inequality, it is also feared that Asian cities may not be able to cope with the pace of urbanization. Keeping with the trends in the w... View more info

Social Policy: An Introduction, Fourth Edition

By: Ken Blakemore & Louise Warwick-Booth (Eds.)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2017

Seller ID: 702008

ISBN: 8131608891

Condition: New


What are social policies? How are social policies created and implemented? Why do certain policies exist? The fourth edition of this highly respected textbook provides a clear and engaging introduction to social policy. The book has been thoroughly updated to include: • Changes in social policy introduced by the Coalition Government • Incorporation of an international perspective throughout, as well as a new chapter: The global social policy environment • Updated pedagogy to stimulate thought and learning • Comprehensive glossary Social Policy is essential reading for students beginnin... View more info

Rural Governance: International Perspectives

By: Lynda Cheshire & Vaughan Higgins and Geoffrey Lawrence (Eds)

Price: $36.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2013

Seller ID: 702018

ISBN: 0415654114

Condition: New


Recent decades have witnessed the transition from the government of rural areas towards processes of governance in which the boundaries between the state and civil society are blurred. as a result, governance is commonly linked to ‘bottom-up’ or community-based approaches and to planning and development, which are said to ‘empower’ rural citizens and liberate them from the disabling structures of top-down government control. At the same time, however, a range of other actors beyond the local level have also become increasingly influential in determining the future of rural spaces, ther... View more info

Geoinformatics For Decentralized Planning and Governance

By: M.S. Nathawat & A.C. Pandey (Eds.)

Price: $29.35

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2008

Seller ID: 702025

ISBN: 813160117X

Condition: New


Geoinformatics has truly emerged as a state-of-the-art technology and decision tool in the areas of facility-utility mapping, resource planning, disaster management and e-governance. Recent advances in the field of remote sensing, GIS and GPS have further enhanced the future potential of geoinformatics. This book is a collection of papers presented and discussed at the National Seminar on “Role of Geoinformatics in Decentralized Planning” at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi. The papers cover various important application areas in geoinformatics and recent trends in their studie... View more info

Gram Panchayat Leadership: The Grassroots Realities of Select Districts of Madhya Pradesh

By: Nalini Rewadikar

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2010

Seller ID: 702022

ISBN: 8131603563

Condition: New


Village has been the pivot of administration since ancient times. The changing socio-economic and political circumstances sidetracked the villages resulting in their stagnation. The 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1993 tries to revitalize the villages by bringing them in the mainstream of political power structure. Power to the people and development by the people is the keynote of the Act. Gram Panchayat being the basic unit in the Panchayati Raj system, the study tries to understand the role played by the emerging Gram Panchayat leadership in the attaining the declared goals of economic dev... View more info

Perspectives on Governance and Society : Essays in Honour of Professor O.P. Dwivedi

By: Neelam Trivedi, Tim A. Mau, Dhirendra Vajpeyi and Shrinath Prasad (Eds.)

Price: $40.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2013

Seller ID: 702014

ISBN: 813160537X

Condition: New


Much discussion and debate has been going on among academics and policy makers about issues related to nation building and political development, and the role of governance in providing services to the general public in the most efficient manner. The book is a step forward in this quest for good governance. The present anthology, which is a tribute to Professor O.P. Dwivedi, reflects upon his broad scholarship in areas as diverse as public ethics, religion/spirituality and global environment. The book is divided into two parts — ethics of governance and environment and society, respectively,... View more info

Perspectives On Governance And Society: Essays In Honour Of Professor O.P. Dwivedi

By: Neelam Trivedi, Tim A. Mau, Dhirendra Vajpeyi and Shrinath Prasad (Eds.)

Price: $13.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2013

Seller ID: 702015

ISBN: 8131606015

Condition: New


Much discussion and debate has been going on among academics and policy makers about issues related to nation building and political development, and the role of governance in providing services to the general public in the most efficient manner. The book is a step forward in this quest for good governance. The present anthology, which is a tribute to Professor O.P. Dwivedi, reflects upon his broad scholarship in areas as diverse as public ethics, religion/spirituality and global environment. The book is divided into two parts — ethics of governance and environment and society, respectively,... View more info

Tribal Self-Governance: PESA and its Implementation

By: Nupur Tiwari

Price: $36.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2016

Seller ID: 702009

ISBN: 8131607542

Condition: New


After Independence, Constituent Assembly of India has taken several steps to protect the interests of the vast tribal population of India. Based on the Bhuria Committee Report, the PESA (Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act was passed by the Parliament keeping in view the welfare and socio-economic development of the tribals. The PESA Act gives radical governance powers to the tribal community and recognizes its traditional community rights over local natural resources. This Act has also made it mandatory for the states having Scheduled Areas to make specific provisions for giving a bro... View more info

Indian Administration: Retrospect And Prospect

By: P.D. Sharma and B.M. Sharma

Price: $10.05

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2009

Seller ID: 702024

ISBN: 8131600653

Condition: New


Indian Administration: Retrospect and Prospect is a textbook with a difference. Prepared mainly for the benefit of students of Public Administration, it includes a wide range of materials, scattered in learned journals, reports of government commissions and committees and experiences of the Indian civil servants in the field. It is a comprehensive compendium that not only sums up the events of the past, but also suggests workable guidelines for the future administration of the country. The challenges of democracy, development, information technology and liberalisation, privatisation and global... View more info

Panchayat Raj in India : Emerging Trends Across the States

By: R P Joshi & G S Narwani

Price: $32.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2002

Seller ID: 702028

ISBN: 8170337267

Condition: New


Panchayati Raj, as a system of governance at the grass roots level in rural India, has been rightly conceived as the most viable and proper mechanism of realizing the goals of democracy and decentralization. The current debate is not on its desirability but on strengthening it by identifying its weaknesses and taking care of the lacunae which are still there in spite of its constitutionalization through the historical 73rd Constitution Amendment Act. Likewise, empowerment of women and weaker sections, through a well-devised system of reservation, has not only brought about a change in the soci... View more info

Civil Service Training In India

By: Rakesh Hooja & K.K. Parnami (Eds.)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2011

Seller ID: 702021

ISBN: 8131604047

Condition: New


In recent years training has acquired increasing recognition not only as a strategy for achieving organizational goals but also as an important means of inducing, even sustaining, change. As a result, there is a growing realization among political leadership and administrators that training is also a major tool for effective administration. Indeed, as the pace of all-round change increases, the need for thoughtfully planned and designed training becomes more evident. Training is relevant for all members of the civil services – from the senior-most secretary to the junior-most clerk and peon.... View more info

ADMINISTRATIVE THEORIES: Approaches, Concepts and Thinkers in Public Administration

By: Rakesh Hooja & Ramesh K. Arora (Eds.)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2007

Seller ID: 702026

ISBN: 8131603466

Condition: New


Administrative Theory has been an exciting area of the wider field of Public Administration. There have been a number of significant approaches, models, foci and theories that represent and explain administrative phenomena in myriad situations, nations and times. Although most of these conceptual constructs in the field of Public Administration have evolved in the West, particularly in the United States of America, these have been modified and modernized on the basis of empirical experiences gained in the non-Western world. This present anthology deals with issues and concerns of Administrativ... View more info

Perspectives on Political Order : East and West

By: Ramashray Roy

Price: $41.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2013

Seller ID: 702013

ISBN: 8131605965

Condition: New


What kind of a political order ensures people’s development and welfare best? Obviously, an order that must have a good government based on benign and salubrious principles not only as its constitutive element but also as its operational dimension. It is only such a political order that is capable of regulating and disciplining public life and relations and preventing politicians and bureaucrats from sliding into corruption. The question of good government thus impinges not only on the opportunities people have for proper development and securing their well-being but also on the issue of pre... View more info

Public Administration

By: Robert B. Denhardt & Janet V. Denhardt

Price: $27.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2010

Seller ID: 702023

ISBN: 8131513742

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 374. View more info

Social Administration

By: Roger A. Lohmann & Nancy Lohmann

Price: $62.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2015

Seller ID: 702011

ISBN: 8131607518

Condition: New


By making explicit linkages both to social work practice and to the history of management thought, covering the rapidly expanding field of nonprofit studies, and incorporating management approaches from Henri Fayol’s principles to Total Quality Management, this pioneering work grounds the practice of social administration in the profession of social work and agency-based practice better than any text presently available. The book also addresses ways in which the strategic vision of social administrators can be used to build humane and lasting welfare institutions, further social justice, and... View more info

Beyond the Private World: Indian Women in the Public Sphere

By: Subrata Bagchi

Price: $54.55

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2014

Seller ID: 701600

ISBN: 9789384082024

Condition: New


Beyond the Private World explores the status of Indian women, through the ages, in the framework of the private-public dichotomy, as reflected in their lives. Keeping in mind the Habermasian concept of 'public sphere' as a reference point, yet mindful of the incongruity between the Eurocentric ideas and the Indian reality this collection of essays appraises the position of Indian women in the pre-modern period with reference to tradition. It also provides glimpses of the various social movements and struggles to overcome patriarchy as well as the nationalist/democratic movements in colonial an... View more info

Handbook on the Working of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

By: V.K. Agnihotri

Price: $39.33

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2005

Seller ID: 701384

ISBN: 8180691942

Condition: New


This Handbook of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has been designed to achieve two main objectives. In the first place, it is expected that detailed documentation of various processes for which the Ministry is responsible, along with precedents and checklists, should enable provisioning of error-free services to our valued clients. It is a small first step in the direction of the ultimate goal of ISO certification and delivering quality services with the assurance of zero-defect. The second objective is to get over the usual and now familiar dealing-hand-is-not-available syndrome in gover... View more info