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Question 66

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Given the fact that the administrative thinkers before and after Wilson made significant contribution to the discipline of public administration, is it justified in calling Woodrow Wilson the father of discipline of public administration?

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Woodrow Wilson the Father of Discipline of Public Administration

  • Woodrow Wilson is called as Father of discipline of Public administration for his contribution to enable Public administration as distinct field of administration. Administration as an activity has been present, for a very long time but as systematic study it only developed after essay

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Question 67

Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett)
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“Conflict is the appearance of differences –the difference of opinions and of interest”. (Mary Parker Follet). Comment (10 Marks)

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Conflicts

  • Conflicts are inevitable in an organization. Human beings are dynamic individuals, as they interact, due to distinctive character and perception, conflicts are bound to take place. However, what makes difference is, how organization views and address conflict.
  • As Frederick Taylor treated human beings as cogs in machine and assumed economic

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Question 68

Impact of Liberalization on Administration in Developing Countries
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Appeared in Year: 2016

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“Riggs continuously changed his theory in order to create the perfect model”. Comment.

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Riggs and His Theory

  • Riggs First build up an ideal model to describe societies of Undeveloped and Developed countries. Later on He came out with modified model to describe societies of Developing countries.
  • Later on, to emphasise on Coordination, he again modified existing model.
  • In 1956, Riggs built up Ideal model and classified societies into Agrari

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Question 69

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Minimal accountability being the dominant norm in the political system, the Lokpal can only be an ideal institution with limited effectiveness. Explain. (20 Marks)

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Minimal Accountability and the Lokpal

  • As per Herbert Simon, Accountability means enforcement of responsibility. Constitutional fathers chose parliamentary form of Government as they preferred Accountability over Stability, as accountability was less in Presidential form of Government.
  • Political system has been working under Minimal accountability nor

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Question 70

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The imperatives of administrative ethics are necessarily an antidote to “I was only obeying the orders” argument by public official. Explain. (15 Marks)

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Administrative Ethics

  • Administrative Ethics deals with what Ethics should be followed in an organization.
  • Since administration deals with public affairs therefore administrative ethics have distinctive characteristics for instance.

Nolan Committee 7 Principles

Selflessness

Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public inte

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Question 71

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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“The Phenomenological Approach advocated by the New Public Administration has obstructed the path of theory building in Public Administration. ” Comment. (Introduction)

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New Public Administration

  • NPA emerged to the due to the failure of the traditional Public Administration to bring about social economic change with the objective of establishing egalitarian Societies.
  • NPA emphasizes upon Change and Value oriented Bureaucracy. In advocating this, it obstructed the path of Theory building to some extent
Goals of NPA

Goals of NPA

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