PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 An administrative state must have a bureaucracy whose fundamental values must include, anonymity, neutrality and commitment. Analyze. [250 Words] Question 2 What is co-governance? How is it different from representative bureaucracy? [200 Words] Next Topic: Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)  

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 All big organizations tend to develop a bureaucratic structure which ruled out the possibility of internal democracy. Do you agree? [200 Words] Question 2 “…[Bureaucracy].. offers for carrying through the principle of specializing administrative functions according to purely objective considerations” . Comment [200 Words] Next Topic: Post Weberian developments

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Bureaucracy is the medium through which particular interests were translated into general interests”. Critically analyze. [250 Words] Question 2 “ Bureaucracy changes knowledge into secrecy and competence into mystery”. Comment. [200 Words] Next Topic: Weber’s bureaucratic model – & its critique

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Weberian bureaucracy refers to the sociological concept of rationalization of collective activities. Examine [200 words] Question 2  “Censorship, is a bureaucratic instrument for maintaining politics as a private and reserved domain of a particular class.” Examine. [250 Words] Next Topic: Weber’s bureaucratic model – & its critique

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Three features characterize Simon’s original view of bounded rationality : search for alternatives, satisfying, and aspiration adaptation.” Elucidate. [CSM 2012/200 Words] Question 2 ” Simon’s indentifying decision-making as the core field of public administration appears logically acceptable but his positivist underpinning is problematic.” Critically examine the statement. [CSM 2010/300 Words] Next Topic: Weber’s bureaucratic …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Decisions are something more than factual propositions. They have an ethical as well as a factual content.” Comment. [200 Words] Question 2 “Administrative efficiency is enhanced by keeping at a minimum the number of organizational levels through which a matter must pass before it is acted upon.” – (Herbert A. Simon) [CSM 2000/200 …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question  1 Define the term ‘civil society’. How does civil society influence the public policy? (200 Words/2002, Accountability and Control – P1)  Question  2 ‘The Arthashastra is India’s oldest complete text on public administration.” Comment. (200 Words/2003, Evolution of Indian Administration – P2)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Barnard emphasizes on purpose as a  central  question  but  pays no attention  to the  choice  of the  purpose in  a  changing  world or to  the  processes  of formulating goals and  objectives for the  organization”. Comment [200 words] Question 2 Ques 4 What is the nature of psychological contract pursued by organizational management through authority …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “While Taylor and his associates concentrated on improving the task efficiency of the individual, Barnard  on the other hand, started with individual, moved to cooperative effort, and ended  with executive functions.” Comment. Question 2 “… a more thorough consideration leads to the understanding that communication, authority, specialization and purpose are all aspects comprehended in …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Leadership is the ‘influential increment over and above mechanical compliance with the routine directives of the organization’ [Katz and Kahn]. Analyze. (150 WORDS) [CSM 2012] Question 2 Human relations approach urges co-operation over competition and inter dependence over individualism. Examine [200 words] Tomorrow’s Topics Functions of the executive (C.I.Barnard)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Human relations approach has enlarged the role of social ethics in management philosophy. Evaluate. [200 words] Question 2. “The man possessing the knowledge demanded by a certain situation tends in the best managed business, and other things being equal, becomes the leader of that movement.” Comment. [200 words] Tomorrow’s Topics Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Is the top down approach necessarily outdated? What are the aspects in which you shall favor ‘administrative management approach’? Question 2 The classical principals “…form neither a coherent conceptual pattern of determination nor an accurate description of concrete empirical reality” Comment. Question 3 Co-ordination is the fundamental principle of any organization. Comment. Tomorrow’s Topics …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “Participation in authentic discourse requires ‘warrants for discourse’.” In the light of above statement explain the broader democratic consequences of a pro-active citizenry? (200 Words) Question 2  “We don’t need more government; we need better government.” Comment. (200 Words) Tomorrow’s Topics 2. Administrative Thought: Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “The equity and legitimacy aspects are as important, or perhaps more important, than good management.” Comment. (200 words)   Question 2  Do you think good governance is a throwback to the classical theory of ‘one best way of governance’? How is it, if any, different from neo-wilsonism? (200 words) Tomorrow’s Topics Good Governance: concept …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 81

QUESTIONS: 17/10/2013 (Topics: Parliament -structure and functioning;  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive;  Issues relating to poverty) Bring out the aberrations of the parliamentary system of government in India. (250 Words) Distinguish between Cabinet Secretariat and Prime Minister’s Secretariat. Which of these is more important? (200 Words) What is the incidence of poverty in India? How …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 35

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY-35 (24/09/2013)  1)What are the main determinants of voting behaviour in India?  2)“The conditions of the urban poor are  more deplorable than that of their rural counterparts”. Give your views. 3) Mandate and structure of OPCW (150 words) RESPONSES: Sagar August 24, 2013 at 9:53 am 4 Votes 1)What are the main determinants of …