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Introduction

To help you get started, we have put together a list of selected readings of various books and articles that will allow you to assimilate policy concepts crucial to your theoretical background for undertaking public policy research. Remember you need not agree with all of them. However using these ideation tools will enhance your critical thinking and the quality of your research paper.

Moreover, since the theme of this year’s internship will mostly revolve around the eight thematic areas, we have provided you with some very important material which we urge you to read.

Introduction to Public Policy

  1. Public Policy Analysis Toolkit
  2. Social Change & Public Policy

Liberal Perspectives

  1. What is Seen and What is not Seen” Extract from Selected Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  2. People are People: The Elements of Public Choice
  3. The Use of Knowledge in Society” by F A Hayek
  4. “Planners verses Searchers by William Easterly
  5. Bootleggers & Baptists in Retrospect” by Bruce Yandle

Education 

  1. Right to Education Act 2009
  2. Right to Education Model Rules
  3. The Right to Education: A critique by Parth Shah
  4. Educating Amaretch: Private Schools for the Poor and the New Frontier for Investors” by James Tooley
  5. Model Rules for the Right to Education Act by Archana Mehendale
  6. www.schoolchoice.in
  7. www.righttoeducation.in
  8. Unpacked: The Black Box of Indian School Education Reform (2015)

The following chapter from Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009 :

  1. Education for Children with Special Needs

The following chapter from Delhi Citizen Handbook 2006 :

  1. Directorate of Education & Delhi Textbook Bureau
  2. Directorate of Higher Education

The following CCS Internship papers from 2014:

 Governance

  1. Various Reports of the ‘Cities of Delhi’ Project by Centre for Policy Research
  2. Introduction: Principles of Subsidiarity and New Public Management” from the State of Governance: Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009, pg: 5 onwards by Centre for Civil Society
  3. Mission Convergence: Good Governance through Shared Leadership” from the State of Governance: Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009
  4. How Helpful are Delhi’s Helpline?” from the State of Governance: Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009
  5. Public Private Partnership Model for Nagrik Sahayata Kendra” from the State of Governance: Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009
  6. Citizen Service Bureaus: Making Governance Accessible” from the State of Governance: Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009
  7. Within Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009, the following chapters are of particular importance for the area of governance (Nearly all the chapters under the sections ‘Accountability and Transparency’ and ‘Governance for Undeserved.’ Certain other chapters in other sections might too be worth going through. The prominent ones are the following—
  • Public Grievances Commission: A Critical Analysis
  • Department of Administrative Reforms
  • Opaque Transparency: ‘Vigilating’ the Vigilance Department
  • MLA-LADS: Loopholes & Corrections
  • Citizen Service Bureau: Making Governance Accessible
  • Public Private Partnership Model for Nagrik Sahayata Kendra
  • Mission Convergence: Good Governance through Shared Leadership
  • Sahabhagi: Participatory & Inclusive Governance
  • How Helpful are Delhi’s Helplines?
  • Minorities in Delhi
  • Off the Streets of Delhi: Justice for the City’s Children
  • Struggle for Survival & Dignity: Refugees in Delhi
  • Education for Children with Special Needs
  • Women’s Safety in Delhi
  • Delhi Development Plan: A Citizen’s Appraisal

Health

  1. patel2015_healthCoverageIndia: Health Coverage in India
  2. kotwani2010_antibioticUse_delhiStudy: Study on Antibiotic Use
  3. kumar2006_regulation_delhi: Regulation in Delhi
  4. duranGulati2015_aiims_case_study: AIIMS Case-Study
  5. DasH2005_dire_straits_medical_practice_Delhi: A Medical Perspective
  6. AamAadmiMohallaClinics: Mohalla Clinics
  7. bhat1999_private_provider_study: Private Provider Study
  8. peabodyTaguiwalo2006_quality_developing_countries: Quality in Developing Countires
  9. National_health_policy_India_2015_draft: National Health Policy 2015
  10. phadke2016_doctor_hospital_regulation: Hospital Regulation
  11. standingCommittee2016_mciFunctioning: Functioning of the Standing Committee
  12. What Ails & Heals Delhi’s Healthcare? (From Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009)

Power

  1. Brookings India does research on Energy and the Environment. Their research and articles are worth going through.

The following chapters from the Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009:

  1. Electricity Woes of Delhi
  2. Increasing Electricity Efficiency: Different Measures & Technologies

The following chapters from Delhi Citizen Handbook 2006:

  1. Competition in Power: Contracting Through Wards

Water and Sewage

  1. Delhi Jal Board: Seeing beyond the planned (CPR)

The following chapters from Delhi Citizen Handbook 2006:

  1. Restructuring DJB: Zonal Autonomy & Water User Association

Trade & Commerce

  1. Law Liberty and Livelihood by Parth J Shah & Naveen Mandava (Ask CCS for book)
  2. Economic Freedom of the World 2015
  3. Ease of Doing Business (World Bank): Read the latest report, and what goes in the index
  4. Economic Freedom of the States of India
  5. Index of Economic Freedom (Heritage Foundation)

The following chapters from the Delhi Citizen Handbook 2009:

  1. Delhi’s VAT Department: Mixed Results & Lessons for GST
  2. Microfinance in Delhi: An Illusion

The following chapters from Delhi Citizen Handbook 2006 :

  1. Department of Labour & Delhi Labour Welfare Board
  2. Department of Employment & Department of Manpower and Employment
  3. Change in Shop Timings: Impact & Success Raising Revenues
  4. Municipal Taxes
  5. State Taxes
  6. Registration of Documents

Intern Papers (2014)

  1. Review of the STAR Scheme of NSDC
  2. Documenting state level restrictions in top 10 bamboo growing states in India
  3. Demand for Skill Training: Aspirations, Challenges and Recommendations
  4. Study of Various Models Used for Process of Identification of Vendors and Issuing Certificates
  5. Regulatory Barriers for Micro Enterprises
  6. Documenting Practices of Small Stalls in malls
  7. Study of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  8. Spatial Management of Vending Markets

Environment

  1. Brookings India does research on Energy and the Environment. Their research and articles are worth going through.
  2. Terracotta Reader: A Market Approach to the Environment
  3. LSS: Environment (Tragedy of the Collective)

Urbanisation

  1. Making a Living on the Street – Introductory Chapter” from Law, Liberty and Livelihood: Making a Living on the Street by Parth J Shah and Naveen Mandava
  2. www.jeevika.org
  3. www.livelihoodfreedom.in
  4. The Voluntary City (Ask CCS for a copy of the book)
  5. DDA: Accumulation without Development 
  6. Various Reports of the ‘Cities of Delhi’ Project by Centre for Policy Research
  7. Documenting state level restrictions in top 10 bamboo growing states in India (CCS Internship Paper 2014)
  8. Spatial Management of Vending Markets (CCS Internship Paper 2014)

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