- Subject index
‘This collection of essays by a number of scholars from India and Europe addresses economic, political and social issues of great contemporary significance. The most attractive feature of the volume is the comparative and inter-disciplinary approach which gives it its distinctive orientation. Munshi and Abraham have held diverse but important themes together in an exemplary manner’
- Andre Beteille, Chairman, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata
‘This is an outstanding book on an issue easier talked about than acted upon. The editors have brought together in this rich volume a wide variety of essays which focus on India and Europe and clarify that it is necessary to contextualise good governance. The comparative perspective has the additional advantage of extending the analysis beyond the realm of the ...
Chapter 11: Administrative Reform in India: Policy Prescriptions and Outcomes
Administrative Reform in India: Policy Prescriptions and Outcomes
Concern about reforming public administration in India is not something new. What is new is the context in which it is being talked about today. The period beginning from 1991 is marked by the emergence of a liberal economic regime that is attempting to dismantle the centrally directed framework of economic development. It is also the beginning of the period when the international multilateral agencies have begun attaching conditionalities while giving aid. These conditionalities initially were limited to prescriptions on how the aid would be administered, but have gradually broadened their scope by suggesting reforms in the overall framework of governance itself. This is happening the world over. Reform is ...