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Recasting Public Administration in IndiaReform, Rhetoric, and Neoliberalism$
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Kuldeep Mathur

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780199490356

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199490356.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
(p.iii) Recasting Public Administration in India

Kuldeep Mathur

Oxford University Press

This chapter briefly introduces the broad theme of the book. Very early, with adoption of the democracy and development as key foundational goals, it was understood that the inherited colonial administration with its strong civil service system was not appropriate for the new dispensation. Committees and commissions were appointed and international experts invited to suggest ways of reform. Little substantive impact was made till neoliberal economic policies were adopted in 1991. This period transformed that focus and support of the private sector was sought in implementing state policies. The chapters that follow discuss many issues emerging from this broad theme.

Keywords:   development administration, Colonial state, civil service system

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