Public Administration is the study of how the administration of a country works and how the government was formed.


There are some of the methods which people can use to influence the public servants to achieve their goals. As already mentioned an individual citizen may find it extremely difficult to influence the Government. However, there are many occasions when an individual citizen feels aggrieved by a decision of civil servants. A good system of(…)

Executive Control Over Administration

Executive Control is an internal control over the civil servants provided within the machinery of the executive Government. This type of control works automatically and spontaneously with the movement of Government machinery. It is a sort of self-regulating device which controls the movement of machinery of which it is a part. Administrative structure is hierarchical(…)


The foremost proponents of the classical theory of organization have been Henry Fayol, Luther Gullick, L F Urwick, J D Mooney, A C Reiley, Mary Parker Follet and R Shelton. This theory is also called structural theory. According to these scholars certain universal principles of organization could be enunciated which are equally applicable to the(…)

What is Public Administration?

Public Administration is related to that type of administration which is responsible for carrying out policy decision made by political executive. The “public” aspect of public administration means “government”. Hence public administration means government administration, government in action or socio-economic & politico-administrative group of activities. The focus of study in public administration remains on public(…)

Role of Media in Good Governance

The media has a pivotal role to play in a liberal democracy, which required freedom of expression, whether artistic, political or otherwise. Since the 19th century the media worked as the watchdog for protecting the interests of the common people, exploring the issues relating to the state and the citizen. As a liberal democracy is(…)

Public Choice Theory in Public Administration

Public Choice Theory in Public Administration leads the attack on state monopoly for delivery of public goods and services. This approach forwards the idea of “institutional pluralism” to satisfy the consumers. James Buchanan, Gordon Tullock, Vincent Ostrom and William Niskanen are the principal exponents of this approach. The basic assumptions of this theory are: With(…)

Control in Public Administration

Control is defined as a system of laws, regulations, rules and conventions which enforce the accountability of public servants. The civil servants are accountable to various agencies while discharging their duties. Thus these agencies exercise control over the executive.   Control in Public Administration Types of Control There are two types of control over the(…)

WILSON’S Vision of Public Administration

Woodrow Wilson public administration It was the seminal essay “The Study of Administration” written by Woodrow Wilson and published in the Political Science Quarterly in 1887 that the academic study of the discipline of Public Administration started. Wilson called for politics-administration dichotomy in this essay and he stressed the need for studying administration scientifically. This(…)