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Political Theory | Rajeev Bhargava & Ashok Acharya - PEARSON

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  • ISBN:9789332568839

  • ISBN:9332568839

  • Pages:350

  • Imprint:Pearson Education

  • Binding:Paperback

This pioneering political theory textbook is a step towards making students do and evolve an Indian political theory, that is, theory born out of reflection on and engagement with Indian social and political practices. It innovatively embeds Indian cases and contexts in the theoretical discussions and involves students in applying theories to current issues. Without oversimplifying concepts, this textbook uses the conversational, context-specific style of a good teacher and recreates the flavor of the classroom inside its covers. Some of its special features are: An outline for each chapter highlighting its main elements, an introductory section discussing the concept, and rationale of chapter organization, cross-referencing of important terms, points for discussion and a detailed reading list.You can buy this book from at best price.

About The Author

Rajeev Bhargava is a noted Indian political theorist, who was professor of political theory at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. His works on political theory, multiculturalism, identity politics and secularism have evoked sharp debates. 
Born: 27 November 1954 (age 65 years)
Education : Unibersity Of Delhi

Table of Content

Part I: What Is Political Theory and Why Do We Need It?
1.What Is Political Theory? Rajeev Bhargava
2.Why Do We Need Political Theory? Rajeev Bhargava
Part II: Concepts 3.Liberty V. Sriranjani
4.Equality Ashok Acharya
5.Justice Krishna Menon
6.Rights Papiya Sengupta Talukdar
7.Democracy Janaki Srinivasan
8.Citizenship Anupama Roy
9.Power Nivedita Menon
10.Sovereignty Krishna Menon
11.State Swaha Das
12.Civil Society Mohinder Singh
13.Property Mohinder Singh
14.Gender Nivedita Menon
Part III: Ideologies 15.Liberalism Ashok Acharya
16.Socialism Sunalini Kumar
17.Nationalism Sunalini Kumar
18.Secularism Rajeev Bhargava
Part IV: Political Arguments 19.Affirmative Action Ashok Acharya
20.Freedom of Speech and the Question of Censorship Aarti Sethi

Salient Features

•A chapter outline for each chapter, which highlights its main elements
•An introductory section, discussing the concept and the rationale of chapter organization
•Cross-referencing of important terms
•Points for discussion, which ask the student to link the discussion in the text to current issues
•A detailed reading list


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