This book will act as an exhaustive resource for students toeffectively understand governance, its elements and its processes. Extra care has been taken to ensure complete coverage as per the Civil Services Main Examination syllabus (General Studies Paper II). The book provides coverage of both elementary and modern concepts spread across public administration, political science, public policy, governance etc.The topics have been presented in a concise and easy-to-understand manner with emphasis on important aspectsto enable effective comprehension, retention and recapitulationby students.• Designed as per syllabus of GS Main Paper-II: Governance section• Covers latest welfare schemes and policies of government• Chapter-wise practice papers available athttp://karthikeyan.net. in/governanceAbout the AuthorM. Karthikeyan is a reputed advocate by profession and astanding counsel in several government bodies. In addition tobeing a lawyer, he is a renowned mentor for civil service aspirants and a scholar with specialized knowledge in Public Administration and Ethics. Besides, he is also serving as the Honorary Director of many charitable coaching institutions. Under his leadership, these institutions have produced numerous civil servants (IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and other allied services) for the country.