PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Process and techniques of decision-making Question “Creativity allows the decision maker to more fully appraise and understand the problem, including seeing problems others can’t see”. Elucidate.[200 Words] Next Topic: Process and techniques of decision-making  

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Multiple thinkers & latest trends of UPSC Question  “The design of the physical structure, the anatomy of the organization came first, and was indeed the principal consideration.” “An organization is a system of interrelated social behaviors of participants” Analyse these statements and evaluate the contributions of the respective approaches to administration theory. [CSM 2013/300-350 Words] …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic:Multiple thinkers & latest trends of UPSC Question “Specialization belongs to the natural order. The object of specialization is to produce more and better work with the same effort”. “Specialized division of labour and the accompanying fragmentation of tasks result in alienation of work”. Analyse these statements and evaluate the contributions of the respective approaches …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Multiple thinker’s & latest trends of UPSC Question “Decisions are not made by ‘organizations’, but by ‘human beings’ behaving as members of organizations”. How do Bernard and Simon conceptualize the relation between decisions of the individual employee and the organizational authority? [CSM 2013/ 250-300 Words] Next topic: Multiple thinker’s & latest trends of UPSC

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Whereas Downs’ model is largely dependent on a theory of psychological motivation, Niskanen’s model is framed by neo-classical thinking. In the light of the above, discuss the public choice approach to decision-making. [CSM 2011/250 Words] Question 2 The Systems Approach is relevant even today for organizational analysis. Discuss how Chester Barnard and David Easton …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Critically evaluate Chris Argyris views on human personality and its impact on the working of organization.  [200 Words] Question 2 The theory of ‘organizational incompetence’ has two separate and distinct faces. Examine Chris Argyris’ view on this. [CSM 2013/150 Words] Next topic: Multiple thinker’s & latest trends of UPSC

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “Organizations are willing to pay high wages and provide adequate seniority if mature adults will behave in a less than mature manner”. Comment. [200 Words] Question 2 “Self-actualization is a utopia, without any precise operational indicators”. Comment [200 Words] Next Topic:  Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Examine the evolution of conflict management from integration approach of M.P. Follett to remedial approach of participative management. [200 Words] Question 2 “The managerial cosmology meaningfully addresses the understanding of manager and his role perceptions.” Explain. [200 Words] Next Topic: Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  ” The successful management leaders are found in Likerts’s ‘System-4’ approach to organizational leadership.” Examine. [CSM 2010/250 Words] Question 2 “Commitment to objectives is a function of the rewards associated with their achievement.” Comment  [150 Words] Next Topic: Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 An administrative state must have a bureaucracy whose fundamental values must include, anonymity, neutrality and commitment. Analyze. [250 Words] Question 2 What is co-governance? How is it different from representative bureaucracy? [200 Words] Next Topic: Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)  

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “..public service must be representative if the state is to liberate rather than to enslave” -Donald J Kingsley. Comment [200 Words] Question 2 What are the practical issues in establishing a representative bureaucracy in a third world country like India? [200 Words] Next topic: Post Weberian developments

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 All big organizations tend to develop a bureaucratic structure which ruled out the possibility of internal democracy. Do you agree? [200 Words] Question 2 “…[Bureaucracy].. offers for carrying through the principle of specializing administrative functions according to purely objective considerations” . Comment [200 Words] Next Topic: Post Weberian developments

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Bureaucracy is the medium through which particular interests were translated into general interests”. Critically analyze. [250 Words] Question 2 “ Bureaucracy changes knowledge into secrecy and competence into mystery”. Comment. [200 Words] Next Topic: Weber’s bureaucratic model – & its critique

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Weberian bureaucracy refers to the sociological concept of rationalization of collective activities. Examine [200 words] Question 2  “Censorship, is a bureaucratic instrument for maintaining politics as a private and reserved domain of a particular class.” Examine. [250 Words] Next Topic: Weber’s bureaucratic model – & its critique

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Three features characterize Simon’s original view of bounded rationality : search for alternatives, satisfying, and aspiration adaptation.” Elucidate. [CSM 2012/200 Words] Question 2 ” Simon’s indentifying decision-making as the core field of public administration appears logically acceptable but his positivist underpinning is problematic.” Critically examine the statement. [CSM 2010/300 Words] Next Topic: Weber’s bureaucratic …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Decisions are something more than factual propositions. They have an ethical as well as a factual content.” Comment. [200 Words] Question 2 “Administrative efficiency is enhanced by keeping at a minimum the number of organizational levels through which a matter must pass before it is acted upon.” – (Herbert A. Simon) [CSM 2000/200 …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question  1 Define the term ‘civil society’. How does civil society influence the public policy? (200 Words/2002, Accountability and Control – P1)  Question  2 ‘The Arthashastra is India’s oldest complete text on public administration.” Comment. (200 Words/2003, Evolution of Indian Administration – P2)