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Question 25

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“The Riggsian models of Fusion – Prismatic-Diffracted Societies and their administrative systems have been inspired by Max Weber՚s typology of Traditional - Charismatic Legal-Rational Authorities.” Analyse (20 Marks)

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The Riggsian Models of Fusion

  • Riggs model describes societies and administration of developing countries through Fused -Prismatic-Diffracted mode which in a way was inspired from Traditional charismatic Legal - rational authorities of Max Weber.
  • Fused - Society in which Position is held by Ascription, Authority is concentrated (Functional diffusion) …

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Question 26

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The principle of delegated legislation is, I think right, but I was emphasizing that it is well for Parliament to keep a watchful and even zealous eye on it at all stages ″ - (Herbert Morrison) Analyze. (15 Marks)

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Delegated Legislation

  • Delegated legislation means that legislature delegates power of law making to executive.
  • Delegated legislation is considered as a necessary evil as the executive gets power to legislate and execute which may be threat to constitutionalism.
  • Delegated legislation is global phenomena which is seen in government functioning around th…

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Question 27

Changing Profile of Development Administration
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Appeared in Year: 2018

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In order to be development-oriented, bureaucracies need to be innovative, flexible, citizen-centric and result-oriented, but they are slow in imbibing these virtues in a democratic system. Do we need to go beyond the traditional models of bureaucracy and create alternative structures? Elaborate.

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Weberian Ideal Bureaucracy

  • Weberian ideal Bureaucracy was brought forward to provide stability and continuity whereas requirement in developing countries is that Administrators should be agent of socio-Economic Change. Therefore, there have been demand to replace the existing Bureaucratic structure with some alternative structure.
  • There has been dema…

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Question 28

Weber's Bureaucratic Model -Its Critique and Post-Weberian Developments
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Weberian Bureaucracy lacks empirical validity when applied to modern democratic administration. Examine

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Weberian Bureaucracy

  • Weberian bureaucracy was developed to provide stability and continuity to administration and it has characteristics of following Rules, hierarchy, Impersonality, Value neutrality etc. However, Having these characteristics as defined by weber is not found modern day administration which is characterised by Transparency, flexibili…

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Question 29

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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“Development dynamics is marked by a dilemma: the concept of development has a built-in participatory orientation but the practice of development has been inherently exclusionary.” Discuss. (20 Marks)

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Development Dynamics

  • Weidner defined Development administration as action oriented, change oriented and goal oriented administrative system. For, first 2 decades in India Development administration was centralized as emphasis was on Bureaucracy centric development.
  • 1950s was period of optimism in India. Ordinary citizens had high expectations from po…

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