Public Policy: Concept, Theory and Practice

Public Policy: Concept, Theory and Practice

By: Prakash Chand (author), Bidyut Chakrabarty (author)Paperback

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The book offers a balanced mix of practical and theoretical aspects of public policy by tracing its evolution in the Indian context and helping to strengthen conceptual articulation. Development of public policy as a subject of academic study and as a field of practice depends a lot on the prevalent socio-economic and political milieu. Public Policy: Concept, Theory and Practice highlights the critical aspects of public policy making and its implementation by contextualizing it in the Indian historical and modern-day perspective. Filling the existing content gap due to non-availability of comprehensive textbooks on the subject, this book makes the ideas and concepts easily intelligible for everybody. Students pursuing graduate and postgraduate courses in Political Science, Public Administration and civil services and UGC NET aspirants will find this book immensely useful. Key Features * Draws largely on instances from Indian experiences * Relates to and takes cue from contributions of well-established authors in the field * Raises questions to aid and inspire further research in this area * Dedicated sections on environmental policies and education and health policies discussed, devised and implemented in India.

About Author

Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty is currently a faculty at the Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi, New Delhi. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in some of the most prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics, UK; the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India; Monash University, Australia; the National University of Singapore, Singapore; and Hamburg University, Germany. Professor Chakrabarty has authored six textbooks for SAGE, India: Indian Government and Politics (with Rajendra Kumar Pandey, 2008), Modern Indian Political Thought: Text and Context (with Rajendra Kumar Pandey, 2009), Public Administration in a Globalizing World: Theories and Practices (with Prakash Chand, 2012), Indian Administration: Evolution and Practice (with Prakash Chand, 2016), Public Policy: Concept, Theory and Practice (with Prakash Chand, 2016) and Indian Constitution: Text, Context and Interpretation (2017). Prakash Chand Kandpal is currently a faculty at the Department of Political Science, Dyal Singh Evening College, University of Delhi. He holds a PhD from the University of Delhi. He has been awarded a doctoral fellowship by ICSSR and a postdoctoral research award by UGC. He has coauthored four books with Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty: Public Administration in a Globalizing World (SAGE, 2012), Indian Administration: Evolution and Practice (SAGE, 2016), Public Policy: Concept, Theory and Practice (SAGE, 2016) and Public Administration: From Government to Governance (2017). His research papers have appeared in various national and international journals including Indian Social Science Review, Social Change, Social Action, Urban India, Indian Journal of Public Administration, Administrative Development, Research Journal Social Sciences, Gandhi Marg and so on. He was shortlisted for Dr V. K. R. V. Rao Awards in Social Science Research for the year 2015 for his contribution in the field of Public Administration. His areas of interests are public administration, and environmental policy and politics in India. Currently he is pursuing a major research project (sponsored by ICSSR) on policy and politics of air pollution in Delhi. His research primarily focuses on the politics of urban environment in contemporary India.


Preface Introduction CONCEPTUAL ISSUES Public Policy: Articulation, Significance and Approaches Public Policy Processes Public Policy and Globalization CONCEPTUALIZING INDIAN RESPONSES Public Policy Processes in India Models and Trends of Public Policy in India Designing Public Policy at the Grassroots: Panchayati Raj in West Bengal and Bhagidari in Delhi SECTORAL POLICY DESIGNS IN INDIA Environmental Policy in India Education Policy in India Public Health Policy in India: A Critical Note Rights-based Social Policy: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), 2005 Conclusion Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789351509257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 308
  • ID: 9789351509257
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 9351509257

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