Professor Dr. R. B. Jain, a former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi (India), and Professor and Head of the Department of Public Administration at Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, and a Professor of Public Administration at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, India, is currently a National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He has held appointments as Visiting Professor at various Universities in Canada (Concordia University, Montreal, Carleton University, Ottawa), Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, and Germany (Konstanz and Leipzig Universities) and has lectured as Guest Professor at a number of Universities and Research Institutions in all the continents.

A former editor of Indian Journal of Political Science, and a member of the Editorial Board of The Indian Journal of Public Administration. He has authored/edited 33 books and published more than 200 Articles in refereed Journals and compendiums all over the world. His latest books are: Governing Development Across Cultures: Challenges and Dilemmas of an Emerging Sub-Discipline in Political Science (Barbara Budrich, Opladen, Germany, 2007,) Indian Society, Bureaucracy and Good Governance (Bhartiya Samaj, Adhikaritantra and Good Governance in Hindi, New Delhi, 2007), Globalization & Good Governance: Pressures for Constructive Reforms (New Delhi, 2005), Corruption-free Sustainable Development (New Delhi, 2004), Environmental Security in South Asia (Paris, 2003), and Public Administration in India: 21st Century Challenges for Good Governance (2001, and 2002).

He has been a Member of the University Grants Commission’s Panel on Public Administration (1993-1994), Member at large of the Executive Committee of the International Studies Association, a UN expert on Economic Sanctions (1999), and is currently the President Emeritus of the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee 4 on Public Bureaucracies in Developing Societies, having been its Chairman and Convener since its inception (1985-2003). and Vice President of IPSA RC 20. He was also a member of the Advisory Panel on Electoral Reforms and Standards in Public Life of the Government of India's National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (2000-2003), a member of Think Tank on Reforms in Constitution and Public Administration of Surya Foundation (2000-2002), and is on the panels of consultants and reviewers to various foundations and organizations, and international journals in India and abroad. He has written extensively on Comparative Public Administration, Public Policy and Electoral and Party Reforms, Good Governance, E governance, Legislative studies, and Political and Bureaucratic Corruption.

He has recently been honored by the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, at its General Body Meeting in October 2006 as a Distinguished Member for his contribution to the discipline of Public Administration.

Address for Communication: Professor (Dr.) R. B. Jain, 102, SFS DDA Mukherji Apts., Mukherjee Nagar, DELHI-110009, India. Phone: +91 11 27652403 Mobile: +98105 86004 E Mail: rbjain@ndf.vsnl.net.in. and rbjain1@vsnl.com