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Author Tummala, Krishna K., author.

Title Politics of preference : India, United States, and South Africa / Krishna K. Tummala
Published Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (219 pages) : illustrations, tables
Series Public Administration and Public Policy ; 193
Public administration and public policy ; 193
Contents Chapter 1. Prologue -- chapter 2. Theoretical pros and cons of AA -- chapter 3. "Reservations" in India -- chapter 4. "Affirmative Action" in the United States -- chapter 5. "Equal Employment" in South Africa
Summary "'Public Service' has two different aspects to it: political and administrative. Political representation deals with how people's representatives are elected. It is the second area which is of greater interest in that social assets are distributed and administered among the population. As public policies are administered by a myriad of administrators, it should be of interest in how the administrative personnel are selected. As minorities, based on whatever criteria- be they linguistic, religious, ethnic, tribal or racial- have problems everywhere, their representation in public service is considered important. More so, when there had been public policies which historically and deliberately discriminated against certain sections of the community. In other words, how to ensure a 'representative bureaucracy'?"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civil service -- Minority employment -- India
Civil service -- Minority employment -- South Africa
Civil service -- Minority employment -- United States.
Minorities -- Employment -- Government policy -- India
Minorities -- Employment -- Government policy -- South Africa
Minorities -- Employment -- Government policy -- United States
Public administration -- Social aspects -- India
Public administration -- Social aspects -- South Africa
Public administration -- Social aspects -- United States
Civil service -- Minority employment.
Minorities -- Employment -- Government policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
Public administration -- Social aspects.
South Africa.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1322627835