Administrative Theory

Administrative Theory
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Administrative Theory

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Publisher: PHI Learning
ISBN: 9788120330825
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About The Book Administrative Theory
Book Summary:

This book presents a detailed introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles and processes of the field of public administration. It provides comprehensive coverage of the major topics of this diverse field. Intended primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate students of public administration and political science as well as for civil services aspirants, this book will also be a handy reference for professionals in public service and social service.

The book presents an overview of the field of public administration as well as its fundamental aspects, which include the theory of administration and the nature, typology and structure of organisations. It explains the major theoretical perspectives as well as two major specialised areas of the fieldpublic policy and development administration. It also provides an extensive presentation of the prominent aspects of the public administration and management processspan of control, coordination, communication, authority and responsibility, centralisation and decentralisation, and accountability and control.


Table of Contents:
CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: MEANING AND IMPORTANCE
2. NATURE AND TYPOLOGIES OF ORGANISATION
3. THEORY OF ADMINISTRATION
4. ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
5. STRUCTURE OF ORGANISATION
6. DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION
7. PUBLIC POLICY
8. BUREAUCRATIC THEORY
9. NEO-CLASSICAL THEORY (HUMAN RELATIONS)
10. BEHAVIOURAL THEORY
11. DECISION MAKING WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HERBERT A. SIMON
12. PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT
13. HIERARCHY OR SCALAR PRINCIPLE
14. SPAN OF CONTROL
15. UNITY OF COMMAND
16. COORDINATION
17. DELEGATION
18. COMMUNICATION
19. SUPERVISION
20. LEADERSHIP
21. AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
22. CENTRALISATION AND DECENTRALISATION
23. ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONTROL
Index