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    Public Institutions in India : Performance and Design 1st Edition (English, Paperback, DEVESH KAPUR and PRATAP BHANU MEHTA)

    Public Institutions in India : Performance and Design 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, DEVESH KAPUR and PRATAP BHANU MEHTA)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • ISBN: 9780195689662, 0195689666
    • Edition: 1st, 2007
    • Pages: 491
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    This volume analytically assesses the design, performance, and adaptability of the principal institutions of governance in India and their critical role in a democratic polity. It is axiomatic that societies are well governed and well organized to the extent that their public institutions can adequately manage the demands imposed on them. In India, it is commonly held that a modest record in development and governance is explained by the somewhat limited utility of many public institutions. The volume looks at the Parliament, Presidency, institutions of internal accountability, the Judiciary, Police, and the Civil Service in addition to economic institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, as also several regulatory bodies, paying special attention to the variables like autonomy, accountability, and information-sharing that have affected the performance of different institutions across time. Also included are essays that explore the critical role played by institutions in enhancing economic performance, strengthening federalism, and deepening the democratic impulse in India. In addition, they look at how electoral uncertainty has given a new lease of life to 'referee institutions' like the Election Commission and the Supreme Court. Further, the volume looks at the variations in institutional performance of the Indian state across time, and evaluates if the state has the capacity to adapt to a changing environment.

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      • 2007 August
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    Why to Read This Book?

    Well, to clear at the start, my purpose is UPSC. I came across this book on a friend's recommendation and found it suited for me. Since the new mains syllabus expects the students to grasp the technicalities of citizen-institution nexus in promoting development and growth. This book does the same by identifying an institution's cultural and behavioral patterns in the past thereby predicting the future course of ideas that can be build upon. It gives you a perspective on how to develop your ow...
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    Harshit Saxena

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    Very interesting

    It is a one-stop-get-all kind of book. It takes a critical look at the public institutions in India. It gives you a review of literature of works done on that institution and then goes on to see how well they actually fare in terms of functioning. Very good buy. Essential for Political Science and Public Administration Students.
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    the knowing one

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    17 Jul, 2014

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    perfect book

    Well written . This book explains all details regarding institutions in India ...
    Thank u flipkart for delivering before the expected time . Keep it up
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    RT

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    The best book to know about Indian institution and its architecture!!

    > I bought this book a few weeks ago and clearly this book is a masterpiece for those who crave for premier books on institutional architecture and its working.

    > The book is written well and with good political grammar.
    for new bees it's better to have a dictionary while reading this
    book.

    > This book is very well justifies its title.

    > Clear facts and figures,important changes and reforms in the organisational system of the governmental institution
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    Eeshan Mishra

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    Good

    Good for upsc preparation
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    Vijay Varekar

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    Good

    very easy to grasp all the concepts
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    JANARDHAN m

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    old but insightful

    old edition so examples not up to date and thus analysis does not cover recent events but good for basic understanding
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    Saurabh Kumar

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    One of the best books

    This book is definitely worth buying. I am writing pros & cons below:-
    Pros
    1. Very well written. Each chapter gives you the insight about institutions working in India. Each chapter is written by the scholar/expert from the relevant field & experience which makes it worth reading.
    2. Suitable to the changed syllabus (after 2013) of UPSC. You can use the contents & fodder of this book for GS paper II, Essay & Public Administration/Pol Science optionals.
    3. Book has been written with a fresh p...
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