Public Administration Notes

Public Administration Notes

Public Administration Notes for Civil Services Examinations. These notes are very useful for beginners who have Public Administration as Optional Subject.

Administrative Thinkers

  1.  Administrative Thinkers- Introduction
  2. Taylor and Scientific Management- Administrative Thinkers
  3. Henri Fayol- Administrative Thinkers
  4. Principles by Gulick and Urwick- Administrative Thinkers
  5. Max Weber- Administrative Thinkers
  6. Mary Parker Follett- Administrative Thinkers
  7. Human Relations Approach and Elton Mayo- Administrative Thinkers
  8. Chester Barnard- Administrative Thinkers
  9. Rensis Likert and Participative Management- Administrative Thinkers
  10. Douglas McGregor- Administrative Thinkers
  11. Chris Argyris- Administrative Thinkers
  12.  Criticisms (Classical Theory)- Administrative Thinkers

Administrative Behaviour

  1. Models of Decision Making- Administrative Behaviour
  2. Techniques of Group Decision Making- Administrative Behaviour
  3. Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making- Administrative Behaviour


  1. Theories of Leadership
  2. Path Goal Theory of Leadership


  1.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs- Motivation
  2.  Herberg’s Two Factor Theory
  3.  Contemporary Theories on Motivation
  4.  Contemporary Theories on Motvation- II
  5.  Contemporary Theories on Motivation- III

Meaning, Scope and Nature of Public Administration

  1. Meaning of Public Administration 
  2. Scope of Public Administration
  3. Nature of Public Administration
  4. Public Administration v. Private Administration
  5.  Wilson’s Vision on Public Administration

New Public Administration

  1.  New Public Administration
  2.  Overall Character of NPA
  3.  NPA- II or the Minnowbrook Conference- II
  4.  Minnowbrook Conference- III
  5.  A Projective View of the Minnowbrook Conference- IV

Public Choice Approach

  1.  Public Choice Approach
  2.  Public Choice Approach Theorists
  3.  Generalized Arguments relating to the Public Choice Approach

New Public Management

  1.  New Public Management
  2.  Challenges to NPM
  3.  Digital Era in the Context of NPM
  4.  Challenges of Globalization

Post-Weberian Thoughts

  1.  Post-Weberian Developments and Post-Weberian Views
  2.  Post-Weberian Structures
  3.  Views of various Theorists on Weberian Bureaucracy

Evolution of Public Administration

  1.  Evolution of Public Administration- Introduction

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