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Biju Paul Abraham

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Chapter 8: Administrative Reform in India and Europe: A Comparative Perspective

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Administrative Reform in India and Europe: A Comparative Perspective
Administrative reform in India and Europe: A comparative perspective
BijuPaulAbraham

Few would contest the claim that public perceptions of the role and functions of the state have changed significantly worldwide since the 1970s. Once considered an institution that was indispensable for ensuring economic growth, an equitable distribution of wealth and sustained improvements in standards of living, the state later became identified as one of the main obstacles to continued progress. In the 1980s, the very need for a proactive state was questioned in much of the Western world, especially in the United States and Great Britain by the ‘New Right’. In the 1990s, though there was an acceptance of the fact that the state was still relevant (Hobsbawm ...

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