Governance: A Reader by Bidyut ChakrabartyGovernance: A Reader by Bidyut Chakrabarty

Governance: A Reader

EditorBidyut Chakrabarty, Mohit Bhattacharya

Hardcover | September 1, 2008

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The volume aims to understand the concept of governance in its most complex manifestation and to identify its theoretical roots in the 'neo-liberal' mode of thinking cutting across different sub-disciplines in social sciences. It fills gaps in the available literature that tend to reducegovernance to just another mode of public administration undermining the ideological challenges in the era of globalization. The volume has two interconnected parts: the first deals with the conceptual articulation of governance while the second is devoted to study the phenomenon empirically. The essays together with the introduction provide a critical analysis of the governance paradigm, which is concerned not only withthe reform in public administration but also identifies new areas of research of a multi-disciplinary nature. By drawing attention to the changes in the theoretical domain of public administration-the study is both a comprehensive review of the available literature and also a quest for 'new'directions in the discipline.
Bidyut Chakrabarty is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi. Mohit Bhattacharya is former Vice Chancellor of the University of Burdwan, West Bengal.
Title:Governance: A ReaderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.7 × 5.75 × 0.83 inPublished:September 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195696646

ISBN - 13:9780195696646


Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction (Bidyut Chakrabarty and Mohit Bhattacharya)Part I: Conceptual Underpinning of Governance1. Conceptualizing Good Governance (Mohit Bhattacharya)2. The and Challenges (Gerald E. Caiden)3. What Happened to Public Administration?: Governance, Governance Everywhere (George M. Fredrickson)4. Auditing for Social Change: Learning from Civil Society Initiatives (Samuel Paul);5. Governmentality, Globalization and Local Practice: Transformations of a Hegemonic Discourse (Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Hans Krause Hansen and Sven Bislev)Part II: Empirical Manifestations of Governance6. Administrative Reforms and the Demand of Good Governance (Kuldeep Mathur);7. Good Governance and Administrative Reforms in India (Bidyut Chakrabarty);8. E-Government: States (Subhash Bhatnagar)9. New Trojan Horses (Saugata Bhattacharya and Urjit R. Patel)10. An Assessment of Public-Private Partnership Opportunities in India (Vinod B. Annigeri, Lizann Prosser, Jack Reynolds and Raghu Roy)An Annotated BibliographyIndex