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Public Policy

Public Policy
Concept, Theory and Practice

  • Bidyut Chakrabarty - Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.
  • Prakash Chand - Faculty, Dyal Singh Evening College, University of Delhi

August 2016 | 308 pages | SAGE Texts

The book offers a balanced mix of practical and theoretical aspects of public policy by tracing its evolution in the Indian context and helping to strengthen conceptual articulation.

Development of public policy as a subject of academic study and as a field of practice depends a lot on the prevalent socio-economic and political milieu. Public Policy: Concept, Theory and Practice highlights the critical aspects of public policy making and its implementation by contextualizing it in the Indian historical and modern-day perspective.

Filling the existing content gap due to non-availability of comprehensive textbooks on the subject, this book makes the ideas and concepts easily intelligible for everybody. Students pursuing graduate and postgraduate courses in Political Science, Public Administration and civil services and UGC NET aspirants will find this book immensely useful.

Key Features

• Draws largely on instances from Indian experiences

• Relates to and takes cue from contributions of well-established authors in the field

• Raises questions to aid and inspire further research in this area

• Dedicated sections on environmental policies and education and health policies discussed, devised and implemented in India.

Public Policy: Articulation, Significance and Approaches
Public Policy Processes
Public Policy and Globalization
Public Policy Processes in India
Models and Trends of Public Policy in India
Designing Public Policy at the Grassroots: Panchayati Raj in West Bengal and Bhagidari in Delhi
Environmental Policy in India
Education Policy in India
Public Health Policy in India: A Critical Note
Rights-based Social Policy: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), 2005


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Bidyut Chakrabarty

Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty is currently a faculty at the Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi, New Delhi. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in some of the most prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics, UK; the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India; Monash University, Australia; the National University of Singapore, Singapore; and Hamburg University, Germany.Professor Chakrabarty has authored six textbooks for SAGE, India: Indian... 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: 9789351509257