PROGRAMME
Semester 
COURSE NAME
COURSE CODE 
BA.LLB
VI
Political Science VI
 

 

Public Administration-II

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 the Indian Government both at the union as well state level.
  1. Understand the nature of politics at both levels; state as well centre.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of the Indian Government and politics. The student would better understand the political issues, political processes, and political activities

 

Module I Control over Public Administration.

  1. Parliamentary Control.
  2. Executive Control
  3. Judicial Control
  4. Lok Pal and Lok Ayukat.

Module II- Citizens, policy and administration:

  1. meaning and forms of public accountability. NGOs
  2. peoples participation in public administration,
  3. Role of machinery for redressing  of public grievances,
  4. Rights to information and other innovations.

Module-III Meaning of Line and Staff Agencies

  1. Meaning of Line and Staff Agencies.
  2. Distinguish between Line and Staff Agencies.

Module-IV -Type of Line Agencies;

Department, Independent Regulatory Commissions, Public Corporation. The Functions of Executive

Module – V  Chief Executive

. Role of Chief Executive as General Manager.

Module – VI    Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy-Meaning, Functions.

Defects of Bureaucracy.

Module VII Contemporary developments:

  1. new public administration
  2. new public management,
  3. good governance and development,
  4. corporate governance,
  5. feminist and ecological perspective

Books Recommended:

  1. Awasthi, A.and Maheshwari, S. (2003) Public Administration. Agra: Laxmi Narain Agarwal,
  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
  5. Henry, N. (2003) Public Administration and Public Affairs. New Delhi: Prentice Hall,
  6. . Mouzelis, N.P. (2005) ‘The Ideal Type of Bureaucracy’, in Bhattacharya, M. and Chakrabarty, B. (eds.) Public Administration: A Reader. Delhi: Oxford University Press,
  7. Hyderbrand, W. (1980) ‘A Marxist Critique of Organization Theory’, in Evan, W (ed.) Frontiers in Organization & Management. New York:
  8. Benson, J. K. (ed.) Organizational Analysis: Critique and Innovation. Beverly Hills
  1. Bhattacharya, M. (2001) New Horizons in Public Administration Understanding public policy Dye, T.R.New Jersey: Prentice Hall,
  1. Dror, Y. (1983) Public Policy Making Reexamined. Oxford: Transaction Publication,
  1. 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) Development Administration in Asia. Durham: Duke University Press. PAPER VI Optional B Administration and Public Policy Maximum Marks: 100 Allocation of Lectures: 60 1. Contemporary developments: new public adminis

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