Weekly Mains Exam 2014 Answer Writing Challenge - Public Administration (Paper - 1) "MODULE- III"

Weekly Mains Exam 2014 Answer Writing Challenges- Public Administration- I (Module- III)

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Module - III

  • Administrative Law: Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation; Administrative Tribunals.

  • Comparative Public Administration: Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems; Administration and politics in different countries; Current status of Comparative Public Administration; Ecology and administration; Riggsian models and their critique.

  • Development Dynamics: Concept of development; Changing profile of development administration; ‘Anti-development thesis’; Bureaucracy and development; Strong state versus the market debate; Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries; Women and development - the self-help group movement.

Challenge Questions for Paper - 1:


Q1. “Not to be comparative is to be naively parochial” (Riggs). Comment (200 words) 20 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

Q2. The paradigm shift from the growth-centric approach to people-centric one needs corresponding institutional reshaping that is hard to bring about at one stroke. Elaborate. (200 words) 20 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

Q3. “Riggs’ ecological approach is non-ecological.” Comment (200 words) 20 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

Q4. Discuss the changing profile of development administration. (200 words) 20 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

Q5. “The market has become the new icon of developmentalism.” Comment. (200 words) 20 Marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

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