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Administrative Thinkers
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Administrative Thinkers



November 2020 | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Offers a lucid and comprehensive account of the contributions of eminent theorists to the study of public administration and management.

This textbook introduces its readers to the works of 32 esteemed thinkers in the field of administrative theories. It provides life sketches of all the thinkers along with an outline of their contributions and a critical discussion of their seminal work. With focused emphasis on individual thinkers, the book covers all the major administrative theories that have evolved over the last 600 years, such as the oriental, classical and administrative schools of thought, organizational humanism and public choice theories of administration. The impact of postmodernism, poststructuralism and the critical social theory on public administration has also been analysed in the context of their relevance to the modern world.
 
Written as per the prescribed curriculum, the book will serve as a helpful companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of public administration and political science as well as UGC-Net and civil services aspirants. 

Key Features:

• Elaborate discussion on the developments and basic tenets of administrative theory

• Comprehensive study, based on original texts rather than second references

• Each chapter aided by review questions to assess critical understanding of the topics
 
Foreword by I. Ramabrahmam
 
Preface
 
Introduction: Significance and Evolution of Administrative Theory Founding Fathers
 
UNIT I: Oriental Thought
 
Sun Tzu: The Art of War
 
Kautilya: Arthashastra
 
UNIT II: Classical School of Thought
 
Woodrow Wilson: The Study of Administration
 
James David Mooney: Principles of Organization
 
Frederick Winslow Taylor: Scientific Management
 
Henri Fayol: Foundations of Administrative Management
 
Luther Gulick and Lyndall Urwick: The Science of Administration
 
UNIT III: The Bureaucratic School of Thought
 
Karl Marx: State and Bureaucracy
 
Max Weber: Bureaucracy
 
Samuel Krislov and Donald Kingsley: Representative Bureaucracy
 
Gordon Tullock: The Politics of Bureaucracy
 
UNIT IV: Social System School of Thought
 
Mary Parker Follett: Constructive Conflict and Leadership
 
Elton Mayo: Human Relations Movement
 
Chester I. Barnard: Functions of the Executive
 
UNIT V: Administrative School of Thought
 
Herbert A. Simon: Administrative Behaviour
 
Dwight Waldo: The Administrative State
 
F. W. Riggs: Ecology of Public Administration
 
Robert Alan Dahl: Problems of Science of Administration
 
Robert T. Golembiewski: Public Administration as Developing Discipline
 
UNIT VI: Organizational Humanism
 
Abraham Maslow: Needs Hierarchy Theory
 
Frederick Herzberg: Hygiene and Motivation Factors
 
Douglas McGregor: Motivation and Leadership
 
Chris Argyris: Integrating the Individual and the Organization
 
Rensis Likert: Systems Management
 
Peter F. Drucker: Management
 
UNIT VII: Public Choice Theory
 
James M. Buchanan: Public Choice Theory (The Calculus of Consent)
 
Elinor Ostrom: Public Choice Theory—Governing the Commons
 
Janet Vinzant Denhardt and Robert B. Denhardt: New Public Service
 
UNIT VIII: Emerging Trends
 
Yehezkel Dror: Public Policymaking
 
Postmodernism
 
Poststructuralism
 
Critical Social Theory
 
Index

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