Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 44

ARCHIVES 31 October 2014 Topic – Planning and Implementation 1. “Implementing a public policy is a process of discovering what works and what does not.” Examine. (250 Words) 2. Define public policy. How does its formulation and implementation involve participation by administrators, voluntary agencies and pressure groups in a democracy? (250 Words) Next topic – Monitoring

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 42

ARCHIVES 29 October 2014 Topic – Models of policy making and their critique 1. “Public policy is what politics is about.” – Substantiate. (250 Words) 2. ‘Policy making is a series of continuing dynamic processes which are plural and composite.’ Explain. (250 Words) Next Topic – Processes of conceptualisation

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 22

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 Topic – Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration Answer in 250 words: 1. “Executive control over administration is much more real.” Comment. 2. “The controls exercised over administration by legislature are, in sum, of greater theoretical than practical efficiency.” Comment. 3. At one extreme, the vigour of judicial control may …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 Topic – Classical theories (Henry Fayol, Gullick & Urwick) (Challenge 13) 1. “What is Taylor to America is Fayol to Europe.” In light of the above statement discuss the similarities and differences in their contribution to Public Administration. (250 Words)   2. Describe each of the following (In not more than 75 words) …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 9

ARCHIVES 12 September 2014   Topic – Public Choice Approach, Challenges of Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation (Challenge 9) 1. “Even the global village is culturally plural rather than being homogeneous, meaning thereby that though the distances have shrunk, difference have not” Explain. (250 Words)   Past years   2. Public administration today stands at the crossroads of public choice …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 09 September 2014 Answer in about 250 words each: 1. “Public opinion in democracy slowdown the progress of science of administration.” Wilson. Comment in light of functioning of democracies in present era. 2. The need for government in action arose only in the third stage of evolution of political history of the State, which …

Public Administration – Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Answer in 250 Words: 1. Public Administration is more philosophical than management and more technical than political science. Explain   2. “Physical science is an objective study of only objective things. While on other hand, Social science is an objective study of both objective and subjective things.” – Weber. Evaluate. 3. …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 4

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 Answer in 250 words 1. “The scope of administration is determined by scope of government functions decided politically.” Comment. (1998) 2. Waldo speaks of the fears of F.M.Marx that PA has grown so broad and so much is involved at its periphery that it stands “In danger of disappearing completely as …

Public Administration -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 1. Neither Weidner nor Fred Riggs was able to describe the process of development administration adequately. Explain the drawbacks and weaknesses in their theoretical analyses. (30M – 250W) 2. CPA both resembles and differs from modern organisation theory(10M-150W)  

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEVELOPMENT Question Analyze the following two statements, “The more developmental an administrative system becomes, the greater the likelihood that it would have more developmental effects” “The thrust of development administration failed to energise the Indian bureaucracy.” In the light of above statements analyze the role of Indian …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEVELOPMENT Question “Over dependence on bureaucracy for bringing about socio-economic development in India has proved to be dysfunctional.” Comment. [CSM 2011/200 Words] Next Topic Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEMOCRACY Question “There is a constant and continuous collision between bureaucratic values and democratic values which adversely affects development.” In the light of this statement examine the role of bureaucracy in development. [CSM 2008/300 Words] Next Topic Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEMOCRACY Question “The weakest aspect of Indian administration is grievance Redressal machinery.” Discuss [CSM 2009/200 Words] Next Topic Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEMOCRACY

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEMOCRACY Question Explain with appropriate illustrations the interface between ‘political culture and bureaucratic culture’ in contemporary India. [CSM 2011/200 Words] Next Topic Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEMOCRACY

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic:  Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: POLITICAL CULTURE Question  Analyze the following two contradicting statements, “Energies are dissipated in managing the coalition itself rather than in governing more broadly and, as a result, both the pace and the quality of reform suffer” “..stability[by a majority government] itself can simply result in the persistence of poor …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: POLITICAL CULTURE Question The role of legislators has diminished over the years and as a result healthy constructive debates on policy issues are not usually witnessed. How far can this be attributed to the anti-defection law which was legislated but with a different intention? [CSM {GS-II} 2013/200 Words] Next …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: POLITICAL CULTURE Question Pressure group politics is sometimes seen as the informal face of politics. With regards to the above, assess the structure and functioning of pressure groups in India. [CSM {GS-II} 2013/200 Words] Next Topic Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: POLITICAL CULTURE

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: POLITICAL CULTURE Question Analyze the following statement by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, “With political parties serving as vehicles of Individual ambition rather than ideological or programmatic goals, the resulting political promiscuity has led to a landscape in which Indian political parties form a constantly shifting kaleidoscope of fission and fusion” …