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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.
Frederick W. Taylor
Luther Gulick and Lyndall Urwick
Mary Parker Follett
George Elton Mayo
Chester I Barnard
Herbert A. Simon
Fred W. Riggs
|Edition||2nd Revised & Enlarged Edition|
|Number of Pages||286 Pages|
|Publication Year||2011 July|
|Author||Y. Pardhaasardhi, D. Ravindra Prasad V. S Prasad P. Satyanarayana|
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Dec 8, 2014
Average book. Expected more.
Sep 16, 2014
A must for pub admin optional
Jun 13, 2013
must have...!!!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.......
Sep 9, 2012
Review of administrative thinkersA 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.
Oct 26, 2013
indispensable book for pub ad paper 1very 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...
Aug 27, 2013
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.
Aug 22, 2012
ExcellentToo 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
Nov 17, 2015
MEGA SALE OF THIS BOOK IDENTIFIEDThis book is exemplar to the Teacher Education Students / Scholars and also B-School Management Gruaduates/ Post- Graduates.
Aug 29, 2015
Concept Builder....!!!Very nice book Explanation by the author is very informative and logical helps to grasp the philosophy of thinkers in depth.
Feb 26, 2015
ShahnawazBrainStorming........... Flipkart's Books are always helpful in civil services.......... very important for those who have Pub Ad as optional subject.........
Dec 8, 2014
Average book. Expected more.This book aims at explaining more of the career and personal lives of the thinkers more than their ideologies. I definitely expected more from this book and hence was disappointed.
Sep 16, 2014
A must for pub admin optionalpresented matter in a lucid manner though bit tough for first reading you will find easy going in your second sitting