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
Concepts 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.

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 Management.

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; 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.


S.No. Title Author
1. Public Administration 7th Ed Denhardt Robert
2. Public Administration:Understanding
Politics and Law 8th Ed
David Rosenbloom
3. Public Administration 2nd Ed Caiden, Gerald E.
4. Public Administration for the twenty first
Cooper Et Al,
5. Organization Theory for Public Administration Harmon Michael &
Mayer Richard
6. Public Administration and Public Affairs 12th
Nicholas Henry
7. Classics of Public Administration 7th Ed Shafritz Jay
8. Reinventing Government Osbourne D
9. Evolution of Pakistan’s Administration System Braibanti, Ralph
10. Human Development in South Asia Mahbub-ul-Haq
11. Bureaucracy, basic books Wilson, James Q
12. Bureaucracy in Pakistan Kennedy, Charles H
13. Public Administration and Law Julia 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 Perspectives Hasnat Abdul Hye
17. Governance, economic policy and reform in Pakistan: Essay in political
Abdus Samad
18. Government and Administration in Pakistan Jameelur Rehman
19. Public Administration with special
reference to Pakistan
Sultan Khan
20. Public Administration in Asia Vol. I & II Srinivasan
21. Organizational Theory and the Public
Tom Christensen
22. Public Administration in South Asia:
India, Bangladesh and Pakistan
Meghna Sabharwal, Evan M.