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Introduction to Public Administration

CEC and Chaudhary Devi Lal University via Swayam


This course is prepared to acquaint the learners with the evolution, conceptual developments and current status of the discipline. After completing the course, the students will be able to acquire the knowledge of the basic principles of an organization, various approaches used in studying the discipline of Public Administration and also about the changes and impacts of globalization, privatization and application of information technology etc. on the structure and functioning of public administrative systems in general.


Week: 01 - Public Administration: Meaning, nature, scope and importance
Week: 02 - Public Administration: Evolution
Week: 03 - New Public Administration
Globalization and Public Administration
Week: 04 - Approaches to Study Public Administration: Classical and Scientific
Human Relations approach
Week: 05 - Behavioural approach
Week: 06 - Hierarchy
Unity of Command
Week: 07 - Span of Control
Control and Supervision
Week: 08 - Centralization and Decentralization
Authority, Power and Responsibility
Week: 09 - Line, Staff and Auxiliary Agencies
Week: 10 - Delegation and De-concentration
Week: 11 - Communication
Week: 12 - Decision making
Paradigm shift from Government to Governance
Week: 13 - Ethics in administration
Week: 14 - Public Accountability
Week: 15 - Revision



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    Public Administration has been the premier journal in the field of public administration research and theory for more than 75 years, and is the only journal in public administration that serves academics, practitioners, and students interested in the public sector and public sector management. Articles identify and analyze current trends, provide a factual basis for decision making, stimulate discussion, and make the leading literature in the field available in an easily accessible format.

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