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Public Administration in a Globalizing World

Public Administration in a Globalizing World
Theories and Practices

First Edition

July 2012 | 588 pages | SAGE Texts
This book provides a synoptic view of the developments in the discipline of public administration in the age of globalization. The strength of the book lies in its ability to dwell on issues critical to understanding governance, while taking into account the significant transformations that have taken place in civil society and administrative set-ups across the world.

Key areas of focus:

• Evolution of public administration as a discipline

• Administrative theories

• Contemporary developments in public administration

• Public policy

• Development administration

• Decentralization and local governance

• Social welfare administration

• Citizens and administration

• Public administration in India

• Budget and financial administration in India

• Administrative reforms in India

• Globalization and public administration

Written in a comprehensive text-book mould, along with model questions for each of its twelve chapters, it will be an essential reading for undergraduate and graduate-level students of public administration. It will also be useful for students appearing in various Indian civil service examinations as well as those aiming to clear the UGC-NET exam.


Public Administration: Evolution of a Discipline

Administrative Theories

Contemporary Developments in Public Administration

Public Policy

Development Administration
Decentralization and Local Governance

Social Welfare Administration

Citizens and Administration

Public Administration in India

Budget and Financial Administration in India

Administrative Reforms in India

Globalization and Public Administration


Model Questions



Bidyut Chakrabarty

Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice-Chancellor, Visva Bharati, West Bengal. He was Professor in the Department of Political Science in University of Delhi till November 2018. He completed his PhD from London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in several prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta; Monash University, Australia; National University of Singapore; Hamburg University, Germany. Professor Chakrabarty has authored several textbooks and academic books. Among his publications are... More About Author

Prakash Chand Kandpal

Prakash Chand Kandpal is currently a faculty at the Department of Political Science, Dyal Singh Evening College, University of Delhi. He holds a PhD from the University of Delhi. He has been awarded a doctoral fellowship by ICSSR and a postdoctoral research award by UGC. He has coauthored four books with Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty: Public Administration in a Globalizing World (SAGE, 2012), Indian Administration: Evolution and Practice (SAGE, 2016), Public Policy: Concept, Theory and Practice (SAGE, 2016) and Public Administration: From Government to Governance (2017). His research papers have appeared in... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132109488