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Public Policy
Concept, Theory and Practice

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  • Bidyut Chakrabarty - Vice Chancellor, Visva Bhararti University, Santiniketan, West Bengal
  • Prakash Chand - Faculty, Dyal Singh Evening College, University of Delhi
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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.

 
 

 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
CONCEPTUAL ISSUES
 
Public Policy: Articulation, Significance and Approaches
 
Public Policy Processes
 
Public Policy and Globalization
 
CONCEPTUALIZING INDIAN RESPONSES
 
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
 
SECTORAL POLICY DESIGNS IN INDIA
 
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
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“Bidyut Chakrabarty…have written an impressive textbook on Public Policy …not missing out the contributions of well-established writers in the field...in well-written prose enriched by scholarly analysis.”

Indian Journal of Public Administration

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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: 9789351509257
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