Public Administration Papers Topic : Comparative Public Administration

Public Administration Papers Topic :  Comparative Public Administration

  • "No science of public administration is possible unless.... there is a body of comparative studies from which it may be possible to discover principles and generalities that transcend national boundaries and peculiar historical experiences." Discuss. (20 marks 2005)
  • "Not to be comparative is to be naively parochial" (Riggs). Comment. (20 marks 2007)
  • " ... non - western states often, if not always, have unbalanced politics, but these may not necessarily be bureaucratic politics." Discuss.     (20 marks 2009)
  • "Truly comparative administrative studies are empirical, nomothetic and ecological." (Riggs) In this perspective, examine the current status of Comparative Public Administration. (20 marks 2008)
  • Explain the meaning, significance and Models of Comparative Public Administration. (60 marks 2004)
  • "The Prismatic model of Riggs is equally applicable to developing as well as developed society." Comment. (20 marks 2010)
  • Which of the model(s) in development administration is/are characterised by 'Selectivism', 'Attainment' and 'Poly- functionalism'? Describe the corresponding theoretical roots and attributes. (30 marks 2009)
  • Comment on the reasons why universal theory remains elusive in comparative public administration. (20 marks 2012)
  • 'Rigg's classification of societies into fused, prismatic, and diffracted is built around the concept of differentiation.' Analyze. (15 marks 2012)
  • Comparative Public Administration both resembles and differs from modern organization theory. Elaborate (10 marks 2013)
  • What is Administrative elitism? How does it evolve in Public Administration? elaborate your response with reference to historical examples(10 marks 2013)
  • “….in most cases….newly independent states, of the nations of Africa, Asia and Latin America, despite their differences…are in transition.” (Ferrel Heady). What common features are indicative of characteristics of their Administrative patterns (cultures)? (15 marks 2013)
  • Critically examine the Riggsian concept of differentiation in the context of the post-globalization era. (10 marks 2014)
  • How does Ferrel Heady rationalize the three stages of development in comparative administration? (20 marks 2015)
  • “Riggs observed that three ‘trends’ Could be discerned in the comparative study of Public Administration.” Discuss. (10 marks 2016)
  • “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 .” Analyze (20 marks 2017)
  • "Administrative systems across the world can be understood only in their respective historical and social contexts." Explain the statement giving examples. (20 marks 2018)
  • The failure to discard its elitist character and west-centric orientation has led to the decline of Comparative Public Administration. Explain. (10 Marks 2019)
  • "Comparative Public Administration started with no paradigm of its own and developed nane" Comment (10 Marks 2020)
  • "Administrative ideas must be seen in the context of environment in which they develop." In the light of the above statement, examine the influence of New Public Management and Information and Communication Technologies on comparative study of Public Administration.(20 Marks 2020)


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