Public Administration Papers Topic : Development Dynamics


Public Administration Papers Topic : Development Dynamics


  • "The concept of development is multi - dimensional and ever - expanding." Explain. (20 marks 2010)
  • "People's participation is crucial to development  administration." Comment. (20 marks 2007)
  • "Development administration is starved for theories which will guide the pooling of empirical knowledge, orient new research, and recommend administrative policy." Explain. (20 marks 2005)
  • "In certain discourses, there is a reflected basic distrust against bureaucracy as an  instrument of development." Do you think bureaucracy is more appropriate for regulatory administration than for development administration ? In the changing profile of development administration in a liberalizing environment, what role of bureaucracy can I envisaged ?  (60 marks 2008)
  • Do you agree with the view that development administration has in recent years lost its impetus without making any significant intellectual breakthrough? Discuss. (60 marks 2006)
  • Indicate the milestones in the story of development from the Nehruvian Model to the liberalisation Model. (30 marks 2011)
  • "The market has become the new icon of developmentalism." Comment. (20 marks 2010)
  • Neither Edward Weidner nor Fred Riggs was able to describe the process of development administration adequately. Explain the drawbacks and weaknesses in their theoretical analyses. (30 marks 2011)
  • In organizational analysis, there is always gender around (Gouldner). Argue (10 marks 2013)
  • “For those who use the euphemism of ‘shared power’ for participation, the appropriate literature for guidance is practical politics and not organization and Management.” “Stronger state and strong civil society are the need to develop both participatory democracy and responsive government as mutually reinforcing and supportive.” Bring out the myths and realities associated with public participation. (20 marks 2013)
  • Economic reforms are a work in progress, with the state reluctant to fully relinquish its reins. Discussion of the statement with regard to the implementation of economic reforms in India . (15 marks 2013)
  • “The policy process was not structured in the way required by bureaucratic planning.” ”Arguably, instrumentalism now stands most in contrast to neo liberal nationality that impose market against both gradual change and democratic liberalism.” analyses these two statements. (20 marks 2013)
  • “The term Development Administration can be used only in a broad sense to mark the variety of approaches and points of view.” Discuss. (10 marks 2014)
  • “Self-Help Groups have not only empowered women, but have also brought about attitudinal change among all stakeholders towards women development.” Discuss. (15 marks 2014)
  • Show in what way the Gender and Development approach differs from the W oman and Development approach. (10 marks 2015)
  • “Self-Help Groups are considered as one of the most significant tools to adopt participatory approach for economic empowerment of women”. Comment. (10 marks 2016)
  • “The idea of development stands like a ruin in the intellectual landscape’ and “It is time to dismantle this mental structure”. (Wolfgang Sachs) In the light of the statement, Critically examine the anti- development thesis. (15 marks 2016)
  • “The problem is to achieve the right balance between a competitive market economy and an effective state: Markets where possible, the state where necessary.” Justify your answer. (15 marks 2016)
  • “Development Administration and Administrative Development have a chicken and egg kind of relationship”.-(Riggs) . Elaborate(10 marks 2017)
  • “Liberalization, Privatization and  Globalization  have transformed  the nature of development administration .” Discuss(20 marks 2017)
  • “Bureaucracy has inbuilt limitations to act as the prime catalyst to multi- faceted development in a democratic country”. Analyze this statement with appropriate examples(15 marks 2017)
  • "The issue of development of women is closely related to the issue of women in development." How can women become equal partners in the process of socio-economic development? (10 marks 2018)
  • "The process of administrative development is generally slower than the p economic development." How can the speed of administrative development be made faster ? (10 marks 2018)
  • In order to be development-oriented, bureaucracies need to be innovative, flexible, citizen- centric and result-oriented, but they are slow in imbibing these virtues in a democratic system. Do we need to go beyond the traditional models of bureaucracy and create alternative structures ? Elaborate. (20 marks 2018)
  • How does ethnocentrism impact development administration in achieving sustainable goals ? Argue with examples. (20 marks 2018)
  • Contractualism has become a favorite policy of the neoliberal forces, but now without its share of controversy. Argue. (10 Marks, 2019)
  • “Development dynamics is marked by a dilemma : the concept of development has a built-in participatory orientation but the practice of development has been inherently exclusionary.” Discuss. (20 Marks, 2019)
  • In a society marked by social inequity and gender inequality women self-help groups are bound to play a marginal role. Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer. (20 Marks, 2019)
  • "Markets, hierarchies and networks represent modem governing structures in government." Explain.(10 Marks, 2020)
  • Affirmative action in socio-economic development has not altogether eliminated discrimination. Discuss it in the context of women empowerment.(15 Marks, 2020)
  • "Collaboration and its cognates for public service delivery need to be viewed from the governance lenses." Comment. (15 Marks, 2020)

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