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Khilafat Movement

The second decade of the twentieth century was a period of turmoil both in India and around the world. The outbreak of the First World War led to reverberations that were felt not only by the countries of the two opposing camps but also their dependencies. In India this period witnessed heightened political activity, post-wartime(…)

Significance of Public Policy in Public Administration

Policy can be defined as planned action of an entity whether individual, or a public or private institution to achieve a specific objective within the context of an environment. Policy formulation is pre-requisite for all types of management. Yehezkel Dror defines policies as “general directives on the main lines of action to be followed”. The(…)

Current Status of Comparative Public Administration

The contemporary comparative public administration is concerned with the complexities of social change in the context of modernization and diversity. These complexities are:       What really is modernization?       What role does diversity play in modernization?       What are the context specific processes of modernization?       What is the difference between cultures which have modernized(…)

Features of New Public Administration

The main themes discussed in the Minnowbrook I conference were: relevance, social equity, anti-positivism, dissatisfaction with the state of the discipline and a concern for ethics, motivation, humanistic view of administration and client centered responsive administration. Some of the other features of new public administration according to George Frederickson are as follows: Features of New(…)

Elements of Unity in Diversity in India

In spite of the bewildering diversity in geographical features, race, religion and language of the people, there is a deep underlying fundamental unity in Indian Culture. This unity had undoubtedly been nurtured in recent times by a uniform system of administration and spread of education. But this ideal of unity in India is not a(…)