What do public policy and public administration in India consist of? What is the architecture and rationale of public authority and administrative practices? What is the nature and scope of the bureaucracy?
This course aims to adopt a fine balance between doctrinal and empirical analysis of the criminal justice institutions, with an interdisciplinary approach to respond to critical problems in criminal law, governance, and public policy.
The course examines legal-constitutional discourse on nationalism (including the constitutional text, constituent assembly debates and court judgments) and uses audio-visual materials to consider the contours of the relationship between law and nation.
The course contributes to the debates on ethical questions in the wake of contemporary science and technology developments, and the consequent challenges to the public policy and governance/regulation issues in our times.
This is a course that seeks to provide students with an overview of welfare rights in India, while simultaneously requiring them to conduct in-depth research on aspects of a specific welfare rights programme.