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Administrative Reforms

Administrative Reforms
Towards Sustainable Practices

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Amita Singh - Centre for Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

October 2005 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
In this volume, a range of case studies that identify good and sustainable practices in administrative reform in India are offered. The book examines three distinct areas: urban governance; energy and environmental governance; and service delivery systems. The contributors investigate the role of public and private partners as agents of change and showcase successful experiments that have transformed the lives of communities in rural areas. The book provides contextual and epistemological rationale for reforms through micro-level experiments and examines the element of sustainability which in turn could translate into a wider package of reforms.

Urban Local Governance Reforms
Mohit Bhattacharya
Decentralizing Experiment
A Case Study of Kolkata Municipal Corporation

Jennifer Jalal
Good Practices in Public Sector Reform
A Few Examples from Two Indian Cities

Vidu Soni
Local Government Innovations in American Cities
Power and Transport Sector Reforms
Daljit Singh
Regulation of the Indian Power Sector
Lessons for Other Sectors

Sudha Mahalingam
Regulatory Experiments in the Indian Power Sector
Missing the Wood for the Trees

Kuldeep Mathur
Battling for Clean Environment
Technocrats and Populist Politics in Delhi

Social Sector Reforms
Shaibal Gupta
Administrative Lessons from the National Literacy Mission in Bihar
James Warner Bjorkman
Practices and Imperfections in Health Sector Reforms
Logic, Options, Constraints and Corrections

Uma Medury and Alka Dhameja
Rehabilitation of Cyclone Affected People
Suresh Misra
Responsive and Transparent Service Delivery Mechanism

Kuldeep Mathur
Micro Innovations and Macro Changes


This book offers insight and provides ideas for thought and implementation. It will be useful to both practitioners and scholars of public administration. A useful contribution

Indian Journal of Public Administration

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ISBN: 9780761933922