Public Administration

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Prepared by: Altaf Ahmed Sheikh


Study Area – I: Nature, History, Scope and Features of Public Administration 2010 - What is good governance? Explain the role of public administration in good governance particularly with reference to Pak? 2010 - Define public administration. Explain and justify your definition in comparison with various other competing definitions of public administration. Do you think public administration is different from business administration both in theory and practice? 2009 - Public administration is a broad ranging and amorphous mix of theory and practice. The purpose of public Administration is to frame a superior understanding of government and its relationship with the society it governs, as well as to promote public policies responsive to social needs. Public Administration also institutes managerial practices attuned to effectiveness, efficiencies, and a deeper human requisite of the citizenry. Discuss. 2009 - Write a short essay on the intellectual history of Public Administration. 2008 - It is said that "PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION is nothing less than the whole government in action". What is your view about the nature of public administration? 2007 – Discuss the general problems comprising the elements of public administration in detail. 2006 – “Administration is the most obvious part of government; it is government in action; it is the executive, the operative, the most visible side of government and is of course as old as government itself.” Discuss the above statement in the light of theory and practice of public administration. 2005 – In a democratic state, government is said to be the WILL of the people in action. This concept has widened the scope of Public Administration. What should be the new role f Public Administrator, as per expectations of the people? 2004 – “Public Administration is detailed and systematic application of law. Every particular application of law is an act of administration.” (Woodrow Wilson) Discuss the scope of public administration in the light of above statement. 2003 – Discuss three major issues in public administration theory and practice. State clearly your position on these issues and support your viewpoint with examples. 2001 – Describe the notion of good governance. Discuss the scope and functions of public administration within the framework of governance. 2000 – Describe the characteristic features of Public Administration and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of governmental machinery in Pakistan. AREA OF FOCUS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What is Public Administration? What are its features? How is it different in theory & practice? History of Public Administration, its Scope & Functions. Dichotomy between Public Administration & Business Administration. Strengths & Weaknesses of Public Administration Role of Public Administration in Good Governance

Prepared by: Altaf Ahmed Sheikh

Study Area – II : Schools of thought in Public Administration 2010 - Compare & Contrast the Bureaucratic model with new public management (NPM). Do you think NPM has replaced the bureaucratic approach to public administration? Support your views with examples from Pak. 2010 - Comparatively evaluate Taylor's scientific management & Weber's ideal bureaucracy & discuss. 2006 – Fredrick W. Taylor is considered the originator of the scientific management movement. Explain the principles of scientific management propounded by him. 2000 – Give a comprehensive account of Behavioural School of thought in Administration. How can it be made instrumental for good governance in Pakistan? 2002 – Discuss how an integrated approach to various schools of thoughts of management can be applied, by the present day administrators, for the success of their organizations?

1. Bureaucratic Model VS New Public Management 2. Theories of Max Weber, Fredrick W. Taylor, Behavioural School of thought 3....
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