Tag: Harold Laski

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  • A myth busted — I

    A myth busted — I

    The minister-civil servant relation during the last seventy years of post-independence Bengal has generated interest, comments and debate among politicians, academics, bureaucrats, and members of civil society. Long ago, Harold Laski, in his Grammar of Politics, had branded ministers as ‘amateur and temporary’, but the civil service as ‘permanent and expert’. In an ideal situation, …

    December 10, 2016