PROGRAMME

Semester

COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

BA.LLB

V

Political Science V

Public Administration-I

Course Introduction:

Political Science is a very useful social discipline. Its concepts, theories and methods are the outcome of a long academic tradition that started twenty five hundred years ago with Aristotle and Plato. Since then many philosophers and scholars like Machiavelli, J. S. Mill, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx and Gandhi have contributed theirs theories and enriched the subject. The concepts like state, sovereignty, power, authority, legitimacy, liberty, equality, democracy, justice have been analyzed in a scientifically as well philosophically and political theories have been formulated. The understanding of these theories can be very useful for our students of law who will be confronting these concepts in coming days.

Political science provides students the understanding of the processes of politics. Such an understanding is very useful in many ways .In the first place, the political participation of such people who understand the processes of politics is much higher than those who don’t understand it. Secondly, the study of political science enlightens the people about basic elements of politics and makes the process of reconciliation easy as the politics involves resolutions of conflicts. The failure to recognize these basic elements of politics creates various confusions in society.

Once our students have mastered political theory in first Semester; The International Politics in the Second Semester  and the course, Indian Government and Politics in the Third and Fourth Semester,  the course Public Policy and Public Administration in the Fifth and Sixth Semester would offer them an interesting study in many ways. In the first place they would get familiar to Policy formation and Policy execution by the permanent executive i.e. administrative machinery. Secondly, the study would give them the insight into the role of Civil Servants as well the evils of Bureaucracy.

Course Objective:

At the conclusion of this course, having completed the various learning activities and assessments, student should be able to

  1. Explain the Public policy as well its implementation at both at the union state levels.
  2. Explain the outline of Administration.
  3. The methods of control over Administration, like Parliamentary and Judicial and Public.
  4. See the real nature of politics and role of money, muscle power.

 Course Outcome:

  1. A student who successfully completes this subject will have a general understanding of Public Policy its formation and implementation of Public Policies by the Public Administration.

 

Module-I Meaning and Definition of Public Administration

  1. Meaning and Definition of Public Administration
  2. Public administration as a discipline
  3. scope and significance of Public Administration
  4. public and private administration

Module – IIApproaches to public administration.

  1. System Approach
  2. Comparative Approach
  3. Behavioural Approach
  4. Human Approach

Module-III    Relation of Public Administration with other Social Science.

  1. Public Administration and Political Science.
  2. Public Administration and Economics
  3. Public Administration and Sociology.
  4. Public Administration and Psychology

Module –IV- Organization:

  1. Meaning and Definition of Organization
  2. Bases of Organization.
  3. Principles of Organization:
  4. Hierarchy
  5. Span of Control
  6. Coordination
  7. Unity of Command
  8. Delegation
  9. Centralisation and Decentralisation

Module-V– Administrative theories:

  1. the classical theory
  2. scientific management
  3. the human relation theory
  4. rational decision-making

Module VI- Understanding public policy:

  1. public policy: concept and theories
  2. relevance of policy making in public administration
  3. Process of policy formulation and implementation and evaluation.

Books Recommended:

  1. Awasthi, A.and Maheshwari, S. (2003) Public Administration. Agra: Laxmi Narain Agarwal, pp. 3-12.
  2. Henry, N. (2003) Public Administration and Public Affairs. New Delhi: Prentice Hall,
  3. Bhattacharya, M. and Chakrabarty, B. (2005) ‘Introduction: Public Administration: Theory and Practice’,
  4. Bhattacharya, M. and Chakrabarty, B. (eds.) Public Administration: A Reader. Delhi: Oxford University Press, . Henry, N. (2003) Public Administration and Public Affairs. New Delhi: Prentice Hall,
  5. . Mouzelis, N.P. (2005) ‘The Ideal Type of Bureaucracy’, in Bhattacharya, M. and Chakrabarty, B. (eds.) Public Administration: A Reader. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp
  6. Hyderbrand, W. (1980) ‘A Marxist Critique of Organization Theory’, in Evan, W (ed.) Frontiers in Organization & Management. New York: Praeger,
  7. Hyderbrand, W. (1977) ‘Organizational Contradictions in Public Bureaucracies: Towards a Marxian Theory of Organizations’, i
  8. Benson, J. K. (ed.) Organizational Analysis: Critique and Innovation. Beverly Hills: Sage, Development a
  9. Bhattacharya, M. (1999) Restructuring Public Administration: Essays in Rehabilitation. New Delhi: Jawahar,
  10. . Bhattacharya, M. (2001) New Horizons in Public Administration. New Delhi:
  11. Jawahar Understanding public policy Dye, T.R. (1975) Understanding Public Policy. New Jersey: Prentice Hall
  12. Dror, Y. (1983) Public Policy Making Reexamined. Oxford: Transaction Publication, pp. 129-216. Additi
  13. Bernard, C. (1938) The Functions of Executive. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  14. Esman, M.J. (1986) ‘Politics of Development Administration’, in Montgomery, J.D. and Siffin, W. (eds.), Approaches to Development Politics . New York: McGraw-Hill. Gant, G.F. (1979) Development Administration: Concepts, Goals, Methods. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
  15. Kamenka, E. & Krygier, M. (eds.) (1979) Bureaucracy. London: Edward Arnold. Lee, H.B. (ed.) (1953) Korea: Time, Change and Administration. Hawai’i: University of Hawai’i Press. Leftwich, A. (1994) ‘Governance, the State and the Politics of Development’, Development and Change, 25. March, J. and Simon, H. (1958) Organization. New York
  16. Mooney, J. (1954) The Principles of Organization. New York: Harper & Row. Simon, H. (1967) Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision Making Process in Administrative Organization. New York: Macmillan.
  17. Wiedner, E. (ed.) (1970) Development Administration in Asia. Durham: Duke University Press. PAPER VI Optional B Administration and Public Policy Maximum Marks:

Additional Readings: Bernard, C. (1938) The Functions of Executive. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Esman, M.J. (1986) ‘Politics of Development Administration’, in Montgomery, J.D. and Siffin, W. (eds.), Approaches to Development Politics . New York: McGraw-Hill. Gant, G.F. (1979) Development Administration: Concepts, Goals, Methods. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Kamenka, E. & Krygier, M. (eds.) (1979) Bureaucracy. London: Edward Arnold. Lee, H.B. (ed.) (1953) Korea: Time, Change and Administration. Hawai’i: University of Hawai’i Press. Leftwich, A. (1994) ‘Governance, the State and the Politics of Development’, Development and Change, 25. March, J. and Simon, H. (1958) Organization. New York: Wiley. Mooney, J. (1954) The Principles of Organization. New York: Harper & Row. Simon, H. (1967) Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision Making Process in Administrative Organization. New York: Macmillan. Wiedner, E. (ed.) (1970) Develop