Public Administration Mains 2018 : Solved Paper Public Administration : Paper-1-Question-2

Public Administration Mains 2018 : Solved Paper Question Paper-1 (Question-2)


Q2. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:

(a) Dwight Waldo in his book, The Administrative State emphatically mentions that the roots of administrative theory lie in political theory. Critically examine Waldo's contention. (Administrative Thought)

ANSWER: Administration and governance have their roots in the political science. Dwight Waldo believed public administration to be a separate study from political science and social science theories. In the words of Dwight Waldo ”A public administrator serves in many capacities and draws guidance from political science and law, whereas public management is routine managing focused on public good”. Again, Waldo sought that public administration should be separate from political and social science studies/theories; he wanted public administration noticed as a profession that connected many disciplines. Professor Camilla Stivers observed, "Despite public administration's claim to be a science, Waldo declares, it is a political theory [....] Political theory looks to error in the world and aims to envision new possibilities. It is critical rather than objective, suggestive rather than conclusive."

(b) “The Phenomenological Approach advocated by the New Public Administration has obstructed the path of theory building in Public Administration." Comment. (Introduction)


(c) Discuss the essential characteristics of public sector-centred and market-centred perspectives in Public Private Partnerships and also compare the two. (Organizations)


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