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Administrative Thinkers (English) 1st Edition

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Administrative Thinkers covers administrative theory through a look at the life and ideas of many thinkers who have made major contributions to this field of study.

Summary Of The Book

With increasing interest in the subject of public administration as a field of study, there is demand for more books that cover the ideas and philosophies that define this field. This is one of the books that addresses this need.

Administrative Thinkers bridges the gap between various administrative theories and the thinkers who evolved and presented those philosophies and principles. This book covers 21 of these great personalities in the field of Public Administration.

Beginning with an introductory chapter that explains the scientific evolution and presentation of theories, the book goes on to cover the biographies and ideas of various thinkers in the field of politics, economy and public administration.

The book begins with Kautilya, the ancient Indian master of statecraft and economics. His famous Arthasastra deals with the creation and management of wealth and the art and science of governance. Next, the book looks at former US President Woodrow Wilson's contribution towards identifying and establishing public administration as a specialized discipline.

It then goes on to discuss Henri Fayol and F. W. Taylor who presented administrative theories mainly from a management perspective. The next chapter focuses on Max Weber and his analysis of the concept of authority. He categorized authority into three different types, traditional, charismatic and legal-rational. He identified bureaucracy as belonging to the last type.

The book then looks at Gulick and Urwick who systematized the field of public administration and administrative management. In similar vein, the book proceeds to discuss the contributions of other thinkers like Karl Marx, Herbert A. Simon, Frederick Herzberg, Abraham Maslow, Mary Parker Follett, and Chris Argyris.

Administrative Thinkers presents an overview of the life history of each personality. It then lucidly and concisely presents their ideas and philosophies. This followed by a critical evaluation of their ideas and contributions to the field of Public Administration.

About The Authors

D. Ravindra Prasad is a Professor at Osmania University.

D. Ravindra Prasad has an M.A. in Public Administration. He also has a Doctorate. He was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship by the USEFI in 1986. He is currently the Professor of Public Administration at Osmania University in Hyderabad. He is also the Director of the Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies at the University.

V. S. Prasad is a prominent educationist, interested in the development of Distance Education resources.

V. S. Prasad was born in 1943 in Andhra Pradesh. He has a postgraduate degree and a doctorate from Osmania University. He has over 35 years of academic experience, teaching at various universities across the country. He also played a major role in organizing and giving proper structure to distance education programs at institutions like Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University and the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Y. Pardhasaradhi is a Professor at Osmania University.

Pardhasaradhi’s qualifications include an M.A, M.Phil and a PhD. He has taught Public Administration and Management courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Osmania University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Kautilya
Woodrow Wilson
Henri Fayol
Frederick W. Taylor
Max Weber
Luther Gulick and Lyndall Urwick
Mary Parker Follett
George Elton Mayo
Chester I Barnard
Herbert A. Simon
Abraham Maslow
Douglas McGregor
Chris Argyris
Frederick Herzberg
Rensis Likert
Fred W. Riggs
Yehezkel Dror
Karl Mark
Bibliography
Index

Specifications of Administrative Thinkers (English) 1st Edition (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher David & Charles Publishers
ISBN-10 812075414X
Edition 1stEdition
Number of Pages 286 Pages
Publication Year 2011 July
Language English
ISBN-13 9788120754140
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Weight 450 g
Contributors
Author Y. Pardhaasardhi, D. Ravindra Prasad V. S Prasad P. Satyanarayana
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If you need some good points ..you must have this piece of marvel....this will make your reading so exciting in the exam point of view ......this will be your base book for preparation.....Language might take time to comprehend but the book is a must have if you are preparing for the IAS exams with Pub Ad as your optional.......

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A detailed analysis of each every personal who have made a valuable contribution in the field of public administration,starting with woodrow wilson , F. Taylor, Weber, Mayo, Herbert simon, chester barnard and so on upto karl marx the book covers the detailed psychology of the the graet thinkers in the field of public adminstration, which have an immense effect in the development of this field as a subject.

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indispensable book for pub ad paper 1

very important book for civil services optional papr pub ad 1..... very lucid language.. . so much sufficient to answer questions based on thinkers... free of errors... covers almost every important thinker related to pub ad syllabi... go for it...

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Nice Book !!

This book is very much useful for the Civil Services aspirants who has taken Public Administration as optional. Wonderfully described the theories of 21 different philosophers.

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Too good to ignore by UPSC Pub-ad candidates, it can be the base book for your preparation. Multiple readings are required for better understanding. Supplement with polinaidu...u will be gold. Its better than mohit bhattacharya

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A must for pub admin optional

presented matter in a lucid manner though bit tough for first reading you will find easy going in your second sitting
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