Political Theory (Principles of Political Science)

Political Theory (Principles of Political Science)

Authors : R C Agarwal

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About the Author

R C Agarwal :-
Formerly Principal, Government College, Naraingarh, Ambala.
 

About the Book

Comprehensively 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.
 

Key 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
• Nature, Scope and Methods of Political Science • Behavioural Revolution in Political Science • Post-Behaviouralism • Relation of Political Science to other Social Sciences • State • State, Nation and Nationality • The Nature of the State • Idealistic or Metaphysical Theory • Theories Regarding the Origin of the State (Divine, Force and Patriarchal Theories) • Origin and Evolution of State (The Contract Theory, Evolutionary Theory and Evolution of the State) • Sovereignty and Pluralism • Concept of Welfare and Secular State • Relation between the Individual and State (Citizenship, Rights and Duties) • Liberty and Equality • State, Law and Punishment • International Law (Relations between States and Theories of Co-existence, Panchsheel) • Internationalism and United Nations • Forms of Government (Monarchy, Aristocracy, Democracy, Aristocracy and Dictatorship) • Forms of Government (Unitary and Federal Governments) • Forms of Government (Parliamentary and Presidential) • Constitution of the State • Organs of Government (Legislature) • Franchise, Elections and Minority Representation • Organs of Government (Executive) • Organs of Government (Judiciary) • Theory of Separation of Powers • Political Parties • Local Self-Government • Public Opinion

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