PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Development Dynamics: Changing profile of development administration Question “Strong state and strong civil society are the need to develop both participatory democracy and responsive government as mutually reinforcing and supportive.” Bring out the myths and realities associated with public participation.[CSM 2013/250 Words] Next Topic Development Dynamics: Changing profile of development administration

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Development Dynamics: Changing profile of development administration Question  “For those who use the euphemism of ‘shared power’ for participation, the appropriate literature for guidance in practical politics, not organization and management”. Elaborate. [250 Words] Next Topic Development Dynamics: Changing profile of development administration

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Development Dynamics: Changing profile of development administration Question The paradigm shift from the growth-centric approach to people-centric one needs corresponding institutional reshaping that is hard to bring about at one stroke. Elaborate. [250 Words] Next Topic Development Dynamics: Changing profile of development administration

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Development Dynamics: Concept of development Question The immediate contribution of development administration is its exposure of the administrative obstacles to the planning and implementation of development. Comment.[150 Words] Next Topic Development Dynamics: Changing profile of development administration

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic:  Development Dynamics: Concept of development  Question Which of the model in development administration is/are characterized by ‘selectivism’, ‘Attainment’ and ‘Poly-functionalism’? Describe the corresponding theoretical roots and attributes.[CSM 2009/300 Words] Next Topic Development Dynamics: Concept of development

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Public Choice Approach, New Public Management  Question  “The advent of the concept of “roll back of the state” since the nineteen eighties has been altering the role of Public Administration but certainly not diminishing its central place in human society.” Discuss. (200 words) Next Topic Development Dynamics: Concept of development 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Riggsian models and their critique Question “Neither Edward Weidner nor Fred Riggs was able to describe the process of development administration adequately.”  Explain the drawbacks and weakness in their theoretical analyses. [CSM 2011/400 Words] Next Topic Riggsian models and their critique

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Ecology and administration Question  “…in most cases… newly independent states, of the nations of Africa, Asia and latin America, despite their differences… are in transition.”(Ferrel Heady). What common features are indicative of characteristics of their administrative patterns(cultures)? [CSM 2013/200 Words] Next Topic Ecology and administration  

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Current status of Comparative Public Administration Question “Comparative Public administration both resembles and differs from modern organization theory.”  Elaborate. [CSM 2013/150 Words] Next Topic Current status of Comparative Public Administration  

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Administration and politics in different countries Question  “No science of public administration is possible unless.. there is a body of comparative studies from which it may be possible to discover principles and generalities that transcend national boundaries and peculiar historical experiences.” Discuss [CSM 2005/200 Words] Next Topic Current status of Comparative Public Administration

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems Question  The development administration approach to CPA tends to validate a Manichean view of administrative system. Comment [150 Words] Next Topic Administration and politics in different countries

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems Question “Not to be comparative is to be naively parochial” (Riggs). Comment [CSM 2007/200 Words] Next Topic Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems