CSS Syllabus Public Administration – 100 Marks
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 ofLaw, 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 Organization: Classical and Contemporary Theories and
Bureaucracy; Scientific Management; The Human Relations; Leadership, Motivation, Network; Governance; Strategic Management; Public Choice; Administrative Culture; 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 of Federal Government of Pakistan.
IV. Budgeting and Financial Management
The Budget as a Policy Tool; The Budget as a Managerial Tool; Principles of Budgeting, Auditing and Accounting in Government; The Line-Item Budget; The Performance Budget; Program Budgeting; Zero-Base Budgeting; Outcome-Based Budgeting. Planning and Budgeting in Pakistan.
V. Managing Human Resources
Spoil versus Merit System in Public Employment; Personnel versus Human Resources Management; Close versus Open System of Public Employment; Functions of Human Resources Management; Challenges of Adopting HRM in Public Sector.
VI. Administrative Law
Meaning, Scope and Significance; Nature and Contents of Administrative Law, Administrative Ethics, Delegation of authority and Legislation, Administrative Tribunals; Administrative Law- Pakistan.
VII. Public Management Skills
Communication; Decision Making, Conflict Management; Leading, AdministrativeBuffering; 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 Governance.
X. Governance and Administrative Reforms
Theories of Administrative Reforms; Types of Administrative Reforms, Privatization, Regulation, De-regulation, Decentralization, 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, The Concept and Approaches to Public Accountability ofPublic Service; Institutional Framework for Administrative Accountability; Legislative, Executive and Judicial Control over Administration, Administrative Corruption; Role of Civil Society in Good Governance, Media, Interest Groups, 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 in Public Administration- The Pakistan Situation.
|1.||Public Administration||Denhardt, R|
|2.||Public Administration – Understanding
Management, Politics and Law in the Public Sector
|David H. Rosenbloom|
|3.||Public Administration||Caiden, Gerald. E,|
|4.||Public Administration for the Twenty-First Century||Cooper et al,|
|5.||Organization Theory for Public Administration||Harmon, Michael M. & Mayer. Richard T|
|6.||Public Administration and Public Affairs||Nicholas Henry,|
|7.||Classics of Public Administration||Shafritz, J. and Hyde,|
|8.||Public Administration Dictionary||Candler, R. & Plano, J|
|9.||Reinventing Government||Osbourne, D. and Gaebler, I.|
|10.||Bureaucracy, Basic Books||Wilson, J. Q.,|
|11.||Evolution of Pakistan’s Administration System||Braibanti, Ralph|
|12.||Human Development in South Asia: The Crises of
|13.||Bureaucracy in Pakistan||Kennedy, Charles H.,|
|14.||Public Administration and Law||Beckett, Julia & Koenig Heidi O.|
|15.||Public Administration: A Comparative Perspective||Heady, Ferrel|
|16.||Public Administration and Public Management: The Principle Agent Perspective||Lane, Jan-Erik|
|17.||Governance: South Asian Perspective||Hasnat Abdul Hye|
|18.||Governance, Economic Policy and Reform in
|19.||Government and Administration in Pakistan||Jameelur Rehman Khan|
|20.||Public Administration: with special reference to
|21.||Public Administration in India||Hoshiar Singh|
|22.||Public Administration in Asia Vol. I & II||Kalyanaraman Srinivasan|
|23.||Organizational Theory and the Public Sector||Christensen, T., Laegreid, P., Roness, P. and Rovik, K|