Recasting Public Administration in India

Reform, Rhetoric, and Neoliberalism

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9780199490356

Publication date:

16/12/2018

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196 pages

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ISBN:

9780199490356

Publication date:

16/12/2018

Hardback

196 pages

Kuldeep Mathur

The introduction of neoliberal policies revived concerns about reform and change, thereby giving rise to a new vocabulary in the discourse of public administration. The conventional world of public administration was now expected to adopt management practices of the private sector and interact with it to achieve public policy goals. New institutions are now being layered on traditional ones, and India is becoming a recipient of managerial ideas whose efficacy has yet to be tested on Indian soil.
In light of the aforementioned changes, this volume argues that hybrid architecture for delivering public goods and services has been the most significant transformation to be institutionalized in the current era and critiques the neoliberal transformation from within a mainstream public administration perspective.

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Kuldeep Mathur

Description

Ever since a democratic system of government was adopted and a strategy of planned economic development was launched in India, the planners were quite conscious of the need for an administrative system different from the colonial one to implement the planned objective of development. Kuldeep Mathur, in this volume, examines these administrative reforms and provides a magisterial account of the changes in the institutional process of public administration.
The introduction of neoliberal policies revived concerns about reform and change, thereby giving rise to a new vocabulary in the discourse of public administration. The conventional world of public administration was now expected to adopt management practices of the private sector and interact with it to achieve public policy goals. New institutions are now being layered on traditional ones, and India is becoming a recipient of managerial ideas whose efficacy has yet to be tested on Indian soil.
In light of the aforementioned changes, this volume argues that hybrid architecture for delivering public goods and services has been the most significant transformation to be institutionalized in the current era and critiques the neoliberal transformation from within a mainstream public administration perspective.

About the Author
Kuldeep Mathur is former professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Kuldeep Mathur

Table of contents


Introduction
1. Administrative System: Early Assessment
2. Nature of Indian Administration
3. Struggle for Political Control
4. The Formal Reform Effort
5. Western Influence: Neoliberal Perspectives for Reforming Administration
6. Shedding Functions as Reform
7. Public–Private Partnership (PPP): A Conceptual Perspective
8. Partnership in Policy Process: Government and Business
9. Public–Private Partnership (PPP) as an Administrative Institution
10. Provisioning of Education and Health in Public–Private Partnership (PPP) Mode
11. Emerging Institutions and the Challenge of Democratic Accountability
12. Social Mobilization for Public Accountability
13. Reform or Silent Revolution

Annexures
References
Index
About the Author

Kuldeep Mathur

Kuldeep Mathur

Kuldeep Mathur

Description

Ever since a democratic system of government was adopted and a strategy of planned economic development was launched in India, the planners were quite conscious of the need for an administrative system different from the colonial one to implement the planned objective of development. Kuldeep Mathur, in this volume, examines these administrative reforms and provides a magisterial account of the changes in the institutional process of public administration.
The introduction of neoliberal policies revived concerns about reform and change, thereby giving rise to a new vocabulary in the discourse of public administration. The conventional world of public administration was now expected to adopt management practices of the private sector and interact with it to achieve public policy goals. New institutions are now being layered on traditional ones, and India is becoming a recipient of managerial ideas whose efficacy has yet to be tested on Indian soil.
In light of the aforementioned changes, this volume argues that hybrid architecture for delivering public goods and services has been the most significant transformation to be institutionalized in the current era and critiques the neoliberal transformation from within a mainstream public administration perspective.

About the Author
Kuldeep Mathur is former professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

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Table of contents


Introduction
1. Administrative System: Early Assessment
2. Nature of Indian Administration
3. Struggle for Political Control
4. The Formal Reform Effort
5. Western Influence: Neoliberal Perspectives for Reforming Administration
6. Shedding Functions as Reform
7. Public–Private Partnership (PPP): A Conceptual Perspective
8. Partnership in Policy Process: Government and Business
9. Public–Private Partnership (PPP) as an Administrative Institution
10. Provisioning of Education and Health in Public–Private Partnership (PPP) Mode
11. Emerging Institutions and the Challenge of Democratic Accountability
12. Social Mobilization for Public Accountability
13. Reform or Silent Revolution

Annexures
References
Index
About the Author

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