Administration and management: Meaning, nature and significance

Administration and management: Meaning, nature and significance The English word ‗administer‘ is derived from a combination of two Latin words and ‗ministrate‘ meaning ‗to serve or manage‘. Literally, the term means management the affairs of public or private. Administration refers to mobilisation of resources – human and material- to achieve pre-set of objectives. Administration is … Read more

Administration and Management;Role in developed and developing societies

  Following are the major role of administration and management in developing societies:-  promotion of a rational development of economic proportions through macroregulation,  control of the privatization process of state-owned enterprises and public services, securing free competition and transparency in its implementation,  securing an effective exercise of ownership rights of the State … Read more

Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline, new public administration

  There are five stages in the chronology of the evolution of Public Administration as a discipline; these stages are theoretically driven as encapsulated below: Stage 1: politics administration dichotomy (1887-1926) Stage 2: principles of administration (1927-1937) Stage 3: era of challenge (1938-1947) Stage 4: crises of identity (1948-1970) Stage 5: public policy perspective (1971 … Read more

Theories of public administration.

Theories of Public Administration Public Administration is an aspect of a more generic concept of administration. Public Administration houses the implementation of government policy and an academic discipline that studies this implementation and that prepares civil servants for this work. Some of the various definitions which have been offered for them are: the management of … Read more

Concepts of power, authority, legitimacy, responsibility and delegation.

Power Power, in the context of politics, can be defined as the ability to get others to do things even when they might not want to. Power can operate through persuasion, so that people cooperate willingly and freely, on the basis of reasons they accept (which may include incentives that are offered for cooperation); or … Read more

 INTELLIGENCE (Type of Intelligence)

Intelligence(Cognitive; Emotional; Social; Cultural; Multiple) Cognitive Intelligence Cognition: Mentally processing information (images, concepts, etc.); thinking Intelligence: It is the ability to process data into more efficient systems by acquiring learned substantive mental methods which develops into cognitive ability. Cognitive intelligence is the ability to plan, reason, and use logical deduction to solve problems, but also … Read more

Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence

  Howard Gardner initially formulated a list of seven intelligences. His listing was provisional. The first two have been typically valued in schools; the next three are usually associated with the arts; and the final two are what Howard Gardner called ‘personal intelligences.’ Today there are nine intelligences and the possibility of others may eventually … Read more


BEHAVIOR- PERSONALITY THEORIES What is Personality :- It is a stable set of internal characteristics and tendencies that determines the psychological behavior of people. It is particular pattern of behaviour and thinking that prevail across time and contexts and differentiates one person from other. In simple terms “Personality is an individual’s characteristic pattern of thinking, … Read more

Styles of learning, Models of memory, Causes of forgetting.

  Style of Learning Learning styles are the different ways people interpret, organize and represent information. For example, some people learn best by having information presented to them in audio form, such as in a classroom lecture or audio book. Others need hands-on experience or real-world contexts to fully grasp a new concept. There are … Read more

Meeting Life Challenges: Stress: Nature, type, Sources, Symptoms, Effects, Stress Management, Promotion of Positive health and well being.

  Stress: – The pattern of responses an organism makes to stimulus event that disturbs the equilibrium and exceeds a person’s ability to cope. NATURE OF STRESS Stress is not a factor that resides in the individual or the environment, instead it is embedded in an ongoing process that involves individuals transacting with their social … Read more

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