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Good Governance

 
K. Kishore (Author) S.N. Singh (Author)
Synopsis

The subject of good governance is one that immediately inspires cynicism and hope because of its very nature and relevance. It is a critical prerequisite of participative and citizen centric-development that we all talk about. Detractors may dismiss it as cliché ridden; the fact however is, that governance is all around us and envelops our lives in a most profound manner. There is hardly any domain of daily life that is not touched by governance. It is a matter of concern that despite the efforts made so far good governance continues to suffer on various counts. Almost all aspects of civic life have adversely been influenced by lack of good governance. There are question marks on the moral fabric, politicians, administration and various other sections of the civil society. There is therefore, an urgent need to address these issues in wider societal interests. Good governance has emerged as the key area of theory, policy and practice and is seen as the foundation for a just and equitable social order. The apparently routine subject of Good Governance has received a most timely impetus from the University Grants Commission, by their sanctioning of Special Assistance Programme (SAP) to the Department of Public Administration, University of Lucknow, at a time when age old issues of governance are being revisited and immensely debated upon a regular basis by various stakeholders. The deliberations of the various Seminars/ Workshops held under the Special Assistance Programme (SAP) have culminated in this book. About the Author K. Kishore has over 23 years of experience in teaching, research and training. Currently working as Professor and Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Lucknow. She has completed research projects with focus on women and has published papers in reputed journals and books. Dr. Kishore is Editor, Dynamics of Public Administration, a bi-annual journal of the Department since 1996. S.N. Singh, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Lucknow University, has long academic career spanning over more than three decades. He has been on a teaching and training assignment with the LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie from 1980 to 1984. He has 12 books and more than 50 research papers to his credit. He has completed six research projects sponsored by the UGC, ICSSR and Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. His active involvement with teaching, research and training at various levels has given him deep insight to handle the subjects of social relevance.

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About the author

S.N. Singh

Dr. S.N. Singh (b. 1941) formerly Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Lucknow University, is the Secretary of the Institute for Applied Research and Development, a non-governmental organization based at Lucknow. From 1980 to 1984 Dr. Singh was with L.B.S. National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie as Reader in Public Administration on deputation. His academic career covers a span of about four decades in which he has to his credit eight books already published. Two under publication on various important themes of social relevance. He has published more than 40 papers in the reputed journals. His experience of teaching, research and training for long years has enabled him to produce works which have been widely acclaimed. As Secretary of the IARD since 1995 he has been engaged in academic as well as social service activities. Under the banner of the Institute several activities have been organized since its inception.

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Bibliographic information

Title Good Governance
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.09.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9351280330, 9789351280330
length 320p., 23cm.