Public Administration

Public Administration

I. Public Administration: Concepts, Approaches and Context
Definitions; Role and Scope of Public Administration in Society; Issues in Public
Administration Theory and Practice: Democracy versus Bureaucracy, Politics versus
Administration, Efficiency versus Equity; Core Values of Public Administration: Rule of
Law, Efficiency, Equity and Fairness, Responsiveness; Traditional Public
Administration; New Public Management; New Public Service; Governance Approach
to Public Administration; Islamic Concept of Public Administration; Historical roots of
Public administration in Pakistan.
II. Public Administration: Classical and Contemporary Theories and
Bureaucracy; Scientific Management; Human Relations Approach; Leadership,
Motivation, Network Governance; Strategic Management; Public Choice Theory;
Types of Organizational Structure; Organization of Federal, Provincial, and Local
Government in Pakistan; Administrative Culture of Pakistan; Inter-governmental
Relations at Federal and Provincial level in Pakistan.
III. Public Policy Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Strategic Planning and Management; Planning Process; Policy Analysis; Policy
Implementation; Program Evaluation; Planning Machinery; Role of Donors and
International Institutions in Public Policy and Management; Policy making and
implementation in Pakistan.
IV. Budgeting and Financial Management
Budget as a Policy Tool; The Budget as a Managerial Tool; Principles of Budgeting,
Audit and Accounting in Government; Line-Item Budgeting; Performance Budgeting;
Program Budgeting; Zero-Base Budgeting; Outcome-Based Budgeting. Planning and
Budgeting in Pakistan.
V. Managing Human Resources
Spoil system versus Merit System in Public Employment; Personnel versus Human
Resources Management; Close system versus Open System of Public Employment;
Functions of Human Resources Management; Implementation of HRM in Public
Sector: Key Issues and Challenges.
VI. Administrative Law
Meaning; Scope and Significance; Nature and Contents of Administrative Law,
Administrative Ethics, Delegation of Authority and Legislation, Administrative
Tribunals; Administrative Law in Pakistan.

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VII. Public Management Skills
Planning; Decision Making, Conflict Management; Leading, Communication,
Administrative Buffering; Managing Change; Managing Diversity; Stress Management;
Delegation; Public Service Motivation; Creativity and Problem Solving; Issues of Public
VIII. The Civil Service of Pakistan
Historical Background of Civil Service, The Structure of civil Service; History of Civil
Service Reform; Management of Civil Service; Institutional and Cultural Context of
Civil Service; Role of Civil Service in Good Governance, Gender and Civil Service.
IX. Organization of Provincial and Local Government
Governance Structure of Provincial Administration; Organization of Provincial
Secretariat; Organization and Functions of Provincial Authorities and Agencies and
their Relationship with Government Departments; Post-devolution Local Governance;
Organization and Functions of District Government and Administration; Organization
and Structure of City District Government; Issues and Challenges of Local

X.Governance and Administrative Reforms
Theories of Administrative Reforms; Types of Administrative Reforms; Privatization;

Regulation; De-regulation; Decentralization; Partnerships and Collaboration; Business
Re-engineering, Quality Assurance; Administrative Reform in Pakistan.
XI. Public Administration Accountability & Control
Bureaucratic Responsiveness; Representative Bureaucracy; Citizens Engagement in
Public Service; Accountability & Control; Concept and Approaches to Public
Accountability; Institutional Framework for Administrative Accountability; Legislative,
Executive and Judicial Control over Administration; Administrative Corruption; Role of
Civil Society in Good Governance; Media, Interest Groups and Civil Society
Organizations; The Situation in Pakistan.
XII. Public Administration and Development
Role of Public Administration in Development; Concept of Development
Administration; Difference Between Development Administration and Development
Management; Changing Role of Public Administration in Development, Issues and
Challenges of Public Administration in Pakistan.


1.Public Administration 7th EdDenhardt Robert
2.Public Administration:Understanding Management,
Politics and Law 8th Ed
David Rosenbloom
3.Public Administration 2nd EdCaiden, Gerald E.
4.Public Administration for the twenty first centuryCooper Et Al,
5.Organization Theory for Public AdministrationHarmon Michael & Mayer
6.Public Administration and Public Affairs 12th EdNicholas Henry
7.Classics of Public Administration 7th EdShafritz Jay
8.Reinventing GovernmentOsbourne D
9.Evolution of Pakistan’s Administration SystemBraibanti, Ralph
10.Human Development in South AsiaMahbub-ul-Haq
11.Bureaucracy, basic booksWilson, James Q
12.Bureaucracy in PakistanKennedy, Charles H
13.Public Administration and LawJulia Beckett
14.Public Administration: A Comparative Perspective
6th ed.
Ferrel Heady
15.Public Administration and Public Management:
The Principle- Agent Perspective
Jan-Erik Lane
16.Governance: South Asian PerspectivesHasnat Abdul Hye
17.Governance, economic policy and reform in
Pakistan:Essay in political economy
Abdus Samad
18.Government and Administration in PakistanJameelur Rehman Khan
19.Public Administration with special reference to
Sultan Khan
20.Public Administration in Asia Vol. I & IISrinivasan Kalyanaraman
21.Organizational Theory and the Public SectorPer
22.Public Administration in South Asia: India,
Bangladesh and Pakistan
Meghna Sabharwal, Evan M.

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