Critical Perspectives on Public Systems Management in India: Through the Lens of District Administra


District administration in the context of public managementOverview of public systems managementEvolution of district administration in IndiaExpanding the role of District MagistrateParallels of Indian districts with other countriesObjective and methodology of the research adoptedNotesReferencesDifferent perspectives of public administration and managementReview of different perspectives of public administrationEfficiency perspectiveEffectiveness perspectiveAnthropocentric sustainability perspectiveAll interacting systems science perspectiveNoteReferencesCase study of an urban district, BhopalBackground of the districtFunctional case studies of administration by the DMAnalysis of the district administration using the traditional frameworksAdministration-management perspective of the DMNotesReferencesCase study of a rural district, OsmanabadBackground of the districtFunctional case studies of administration by the DMAnalysis of district administration using the traditional frameworksAdministration-management perspective of the DMReferencesCritical analysis of district case studiesDynamic context of the districtsStructural and functional analysis of districtsCritical analysis of responsiveness of DMs to citizens’ needsStructural limits to level of responsiveness by the DMsPresent district administration: transactional or transformationalReferencesProspects of district administrationEvolving the role of district administrationDevelopment administration: top-down approachDevelopment approaches and district administrationDistrict as an optimal unit of public systems managementAll interacting systems science approach to district administrationNotesReferences