Governance Reforms: Critical Issues and Challenges

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Overview

  • Author :Karunakar Patnaik
  • Year of Publication :2017
  • ISBN: :9789351252771
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXIV, 319
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Developmental Studies, Political Science, Public Administration

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About the Book :

The book on “Governance Reforms” tries to analyse the important issues and challenges that Indian governance system is often confronted with. This book is not deliberately text-book centric nor purely academic literature-based  but based on important events that have traversed though the working of our democratic institutions over the years. With six chapters covering administrative, civil service, electoral, judicial, police and corruption, the book deals with rudimentary and basis issues that affect the normal functioning of our governance structure. Because of multiple governance issues, several commissions and committees have gone through the problems of public administration but the executive has fallen short of accountability, responsiveness and transparency. The electoral process has witnessed far reaching changes but lacks a vibrant democratic electoral process. The judiciary as an institution for safeguarding democratic rights is not fully ripe. The police has not maintained a clear and undisputable image. Corruption is all pervasive. These issues are reflected in this edition of the book.


About Author :

Karunakar Patnaik is a retired officer of Indian Administrative Service. With thirty five years of experience in public service as a civil servant in different capacities, he witnessed and watched with keen interest the operationalisation of mechanisms and machinations of administrative knitty-grities from the grassroots level to higher echelons of power that be in the important spheres of administration. As a student of political science and a practitioner of public administration, he was immensely encouraged by the recent trends and developments in public governance to write this book on “Governance Reforms”, a topic which is currently and widely interntionalized, nationalized and to speak the least, localized. His passionate areas of keen interest are, of course, local administration, institutions and their operationalisation in the midst of developing and emerging issues that challenge governance problems. After year of retirement he has been closely associated with non-governmental and community stakeholders at the grassroots. Besides a number of publications on local government, tribal issues, he has authored several articles and books on governance. The writer is a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Social Sciences and a visiting fellow to institutions of social and economic research and analysis.