Development administration began in 1950’s and till 1960’s was the heyday of dev admn.however late 1970’s onward shadow of doubt for dev admn as was prescribed emerged.the western countries started the path of dev assuming and claiming that there was UNDER DEVELOPMENT in these countries and they were to be led on the path of dev admn in order to b MODERNISED wh was similar to WESTERNISE.
this approach led to growth of development admn.,administrative development and administered development.
late 1970’s a group of scholar said it was actually COUNTER DEVELOPMENT..and the goals of dev admn should be achieved through people’s participation and not western imitation.they gave ALTERNATE DEVELOPMENT model.
in 1980’s world bank further questioned the state led development and need was felt for market supremacy.
this thought became more vocal in 1990’s and it gave rise to the phase of DEADMINISTERED DEVELOPMENT.it was the phase of PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT,PEOPLE CENTRIC DEVELOPMENT,AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
THUS DEV ADMN CHANGED ITS PROFILE FROM 1950’S TO 1990’s.
there has been a group of scholars from 1980’s onward who has been called ANTI DEVELOPMENT(wh is more evoled thought of counter dev ).they outrightly reject the western model of dev admn.they are ANTI that model of dev admn given by the west.they are not anti-dev per se.they dont object change but that sh not be based on western model.it should be indigenous based on each individual and his thought.it is a bottom up approach to development in which imitating the west is outrightly rejected.