Mind Maps for UPSC Public Administration (Riggsian Models and their Critique)


Mind Maps for UPSC Public Administration (Riggsian Models and their Critique)


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Mind Map Important Topics:

Riggsian models and their critique:

1.1. Agrarian and Industrial Model

1.1.1. criticism

  • 1.1.1.1. two separate polar type of societies do not exist
  • 1.1.1.2. too abstract and general
  • 1.1.1.3. unidirectional movement
  • 1.1.1.4. transitional societies ignored
  • 1.1.1.5. analysis of the administrative sub-system was not dealt 

1.2. Fused-Prismatic-Diffracted Model

1.2.1. Prismatic Society

1.2.1.1. Basic Characteristics

  • 1.2.1.1.1. Formalism
  • 1.2.1.1.2. Overlapping
  • 1.2.1.1.2.1. Nepotism
  • 1.2.1.1.2.2. Poly-Communalism or “Clects”
  • 1.2.1.1.2.3. Poly-Normativism
  • 1.2.1.1.2.4. Separation of Authority and Control
     
  • 1.2.1.1.3. Heterogeneity
  • 1.2.1.1.4. Bazaar - Canteen” Model
  • 1.2.1.2. Features
  • 1.2.1.2.1. ‘attainment’ norms i. e. people progress in society partly by achievement and partly by ascription
  • 1.2.1.2.2. ‘polyfunctionalism’ was coined by Riggs to explain multifunctionality of social structures in prismatic societies
  • 1.2.1.2.3. ‘selectivism’ i. e. somewhere between universalism and particularism

1.2.1.3. Criticism

  • 1.2.1.3.1. not much considered the impact of sala on socio-cultural and economic factors
  • 1.2.1.3.2. prismatic society can not be considered to have all the components as prismatic
  • 1.2.1.3.3. Overlapping is not necessarily dysfunctional 

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