Robert Nozick and Amartya Sen’s Idea of Justice

Nozick severely criticized the John Rawls' theory of justice. Nozick is a libertarian theorist. His fundamental principle is liberalism. He is committed to laissez faire (Free market). Nozick’s idea of justice regards the right to property as an important ingredient of individual liberty. He defended the freedom of the market. He believed that the market … Continue reading Robert Nozick and Amartya Sen’s Idea of Justice

John Rawls’ theory of Justice

Justice is primarily of discovering the right course of action. It is mainly concerned with providing fair treatment to every individual without any due. John Rawls is an American philosopher. A good society is characterized by several virtues. He believes justice is the first virtue of a good society. According to Rawls, the problem of … Continue reading John Rawls’ theory of Justice

An insight on Regulation in India

Regulation means enforcement of law and ensuring conformity with the set of standards. The word Regula in Latin refers ‘to control’ or ‘to rule’. So, in other words, we can define Regulation as having a certain kind of control over anyone or anything. After independence, India emerged as a welfare state. People started expecting many … Continue reading An insight on Regulation in India

Artificial Intelligence and labour

All around the world, there are fears of job losses and increasing inequality resulting from AI and related forms of automation technologies. Developing countries and emerging market economies(EME) have even more reason to be concerned than high-income countries, as their comparative advantage in the world economy relies on abundant labor and natural resources. AI is … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and labour

Fellott’s concept of conflict and Integration

Mary Parker Follett ideas and conceptions provide a fascinating perspective or people management and administrative themes like conflict, power, Authority and responsibility, leadership and control role of individual in place of business and management relations etc. Conflict should be regarded as a normal process in any activity of an organization by which social development for … Continue reading Fellott’s concept of conflict and Integration

Lindblom’s Incremental model

Charles Lindblom, in his article on the “Science of muddling through” in 1959 proposed the incremental model of policy sciences. The process of moving between the steps is known as “Muddling”. He proposed this theory as an alternative to the Rational theory. In his article, Lindblom argued that that people make decisions in relatively small … Continue reading Lindblom’s Incremental model

Weber and the Bureaucracies

Maximilian Carl Emil Weber, a german scholar, sociologist, political economist is regarded among the most important theorists on the development of modern Western society. His ideas, to date are the foundational courses to the so called Bureaucracy. His profound theory on legitimacy and Bureaucracy is vividly studied. He defined the administration as dominance or exercise … Continue reading Weber and the Bureaucracies

Kautilya and the Arthashastra

The science and architecture of ancient India has contributed a lot and has become a foundational structure to Science, Technology, Innovation (STI) and architecture to enduring human existence. One such manuscript is Arthashastra compiled by the Kautilya, the prime minister to Mauryan emperor Chandragupta Maurya. Scripted in Sanskrit. Kautilya is often known as Indian Machiavelli, Niccolò Machiavelli (16th CE) the author … Continue reading Kautilya and the Arthashastra

Groupthink theory and Rationalist model

According to Group theory, policy decisions are influenced by group pressure like bargaining, competing, negotiating to the demands of the groups. Individuals are important in politics when they act as part of group interests. Groups act as a bridge between individuals and government. Group theory of public policy-making is modelled on the “Hydraulic theory of … Continue reading Groupthink theory and Rationalist model

Models for Policy Analysis

Models, Approaches and Paradigms help us to identify the vital aspects of policy issues. They offer explanations for public policy and predict its consequences. Without these models and paradigms, it is so difficult to think over policy issues. “ A model is a simplified representation of some aspect of the whole”.Thomas R Dye Systems Model … Continue reading Models for Policy Analysis