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Political Theory | RC Agarwal - S.CHAND

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ISBN : 9788121906647
Pages : 576
Binding : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : S. Chand
Size : 6.75 x 9.5
Weight : 0.52 kg
Year : 1976

About the Book-

Comprehensively and well written, this book presents the political theories, concepts, analysis, thoughts and main currents. The book begins with introduction to political theory, its history, evolution & approaches while also discussing forms & organs of Government. It progresses to discuss contemporary political analysis in light of American concepts and main currents of Political Thought in detail. This book would be extremely useful for the students pursuing BA Political Science.

Salient Features-

• Special focus on Marxist Concepts
• Selected questions at the end chapters to evaluate students' understanding of Concepts

Table of Content-

Part-I: Principles of Political Theory

  1. Nature, Scope and Methods of Political Science
  2. Behavioural Revolution in Political Science
  3. Post-Behaviouralism
  4. Relation of Political Science to other Social Sciences
  5. State
  6. State, Nation and Nationality
  7. The Nature of the State
  8. Idealistic or Metaphysical Theory
  9. Theories Regarding the Origin of the State (Divine, Force and Patriarchal Theories)
  10. Origin and Evolution of State (The Contract Theory, Evolutionary Theory and Evolution of the State)
  11. Sovereignty and Pluralism
  12. Concept of Welfare and Secular State
  13. Relation between the Individual and State (Citizenship, Rights and Duties)
  14. Liberty and Equality
  15. State, Law and Punishment
  16. International Law (Relations between States and Theories of Co-existence, Panchsheel)
  17. Internationalism and United Nations
  18. Forms of Government (Monarchy, Aristocracy, Democracy, Aristocracy and Dictatorship)
  19. Forms of Government (Unitary and Federal Governments)
  20. Forms of Government (Parliamentary and Presidential)
  21. Constitution of the State
  22. Organs of Government (Legislature)
  23. Franchise, Elections and Minority Representation
  24. Organs of Government (Executive)
  25. Organs of Government (Judiciary)
  26. Theory of Separation of Powers
  27. Political Parties
  28. Local Self-Government
  29. Public Opinion

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About Publisher-

S. Chand Group is one of India’s leading publishing companies. They are in the market for more than seventy years. They develop and publish quality books for students from primary level classes to higher academic levels, including engineering, commerce, management, basic sciences and other courses. It is the first Indian publishing company to be ISO 9001:2008 certified. S. Chand Group is one of the few publishing houses in India with an in-house integrated publishing solution and with a massive distribution network of twenty four locations throughout the country. Their books conform to various syllabus patterns of different education boards and universities.

Part-II: Modern Political Analysis

• Political System • Political System (General System Theory and System Theory of Morton) • Political Culture • Political Socialisation • Power, Influence, Authority and Legitimacy • Political Elites • Modernisation and Political Development • Nationalism and Imperialism

Part-III: Different Isms or Main Currents of Political Thought

• Individualism • Utilitarianism • Socialism, Communism and Collectivism (Marx, Lenin and State Socialism) • Anarchism, Syndicalism, Guild, Socialism, Fascism and Nazism • Gandhism and Sarvodaya

Part-IV: Some Marxist Concepts and Miscellaneous Topics

• Marxist Theory about Origin of the State • Marxist Theory of Rights • Marxist Concepts of Liberty, Equality and Property • Justice (Legal, Political, Social, Economic) • Pressure Groups (Anonymous Empire) • Some Miscellaneous Topics

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