The state of public administration in India today:-Some observations
Author(s): Dr. Rangaswamy M
Abstract: August Comete, the famous French Sociologist, was of the view of the social science are the most backward of sciences and the natural sciences the most advanced. The reason for such an uneven and lop-sided development of sciences was that the natural sciences were not interwoven with the lives of men and could be studied dispassionately and objectively and in complete insulation, ensuring scientific study, whereas social science are a bewildering mix of thought and action, interest and morality, reason impulse, passion and wisdom. Human lives with all their hopes and aspirations, strengths and infirmities, inconsistencies and contradictions constitute the warp and woof of social sciences. Political science, an appendage to political economy, Philosophy and History for centuries in England, to Law on the continent of Europe and the Ethics in the ancient civilizations and oriental countries emerged out of the shadows as an independent discipline in the first quarter of this century.