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An Introduction To Political Theory 5th Edition 5th Edition  (English, Paperback, O. P Gauba)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers India
  • ISBN: 9780230638884, 0230638880
  • Edition: 5thEdition, 2009
  • Pages: 588
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This new edition of An Introduction to Political Theory examines a fairly wide range of issues on political theory as identified at the beginning of the new millennium. It elaborates the nature and significance of political theory, concept of ideology, with a concise but searching description of various ideologies, including Gandhism and Feminism; nature and different views of politics and approaches to the study of politics – traditional as well as contemporary, including normative and empirical, behavioural and post-behavioural approaches, with a focus on interdisciplinary perspective. It also examines the concepts of the state and civil society, particularly in the context of the contemporary trends in advanced industrial countries and the third world, theories of sovereignty, contemporary challenges to sovereignty with special reference to the process of globalization, and diverse perspectives on the state, including feminist and pluralist perspectives.

It proceeds to elucidate the grounds and limits of political obligation, concept of power – its structure and role, theories of citizenship, human rights, concepts of liberty and equality, theories concerning the right to property, concepts of justice and the common good with reference to various schools of thought, concept and theories of democracy including elitist and pluralist theories, notions of participatory democracy, people's democracy and deliberative democracy. Finally, it discusses the liberal as well as Marxist theories of social change, concepts of development and underdevelopment, alternative paths of development, sustainable development, environmentalism and the concept of political development. The author has adopted an analytical and critical approach that inspires readers to think for themselves rather than look for ready-made solutions.

Writing in a concise and lucid style, the author has sought to make this book reader-friendly by introducing explanatory diagrams, flow charts, comparative charts and on-the-spot definitions of the new terms in boxes. It is particularly designed to cater to the needs of various Indian universities, including Delhi university, and various competitive examinations including Civil Services Examination.


 

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Publication Year
  • 2009
Table of Contents
    • Nature and Significance of Political Theory
    • Concept of Ideology
    • Nature of Politics
    • Approaches to the Study of Politics
    • Interdisciplinary Perspective on Political Science
    • Concept of the State
    • Concept of Sovereignty
    • Pluralist Theory of Sovereignty
    • Contemporary Challenges to Sovereignty
    • Diverse Perspectives on the State
    • Grounds and Limits of Political Obligation
    • Concept of Law
    • Concept of Power Concept of Citizenship
    • Concept of Human Rights Concept of Liberty
    • Concept of Equality
    • Right to Property
    • Concept of Justice
    • Diverse Perspectives on Justice
    • Concept of the Common Good
    • Concept of Democracy
    • Contemporary Theory of Democracy
    • Process of Social Change
    • Concept of Development
    • Further Reading
    • Index
Contributors
Author
  • O. P Gauba
Author Info
  • Dr O. P. Gauba, is Ph.D. from Delhi University. Formerly Reader in Delhi University, he has taught for more than thirty five years. Presently he is fully devoted to academic writing. His other important works include: Social and Political Philosophy; Reading Gandhi; Dimensions of Social Justice; Constitutionalism in a Changing Perspective; and Encyclopedia of Political Thinkers (English-Hindi).
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  • Others, B.A(Political Science)
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Can't get any better

Written in simple and lucid language and providing in-depth understanding of political concepts that even a layman can easily understand. I personally bought it for Civil Services examination's Political Science and i found it immensely useful

Its some of the broad contents are :

Nature and significance, Concept of ideology,Nature of Approaches to study of Politics. Concepts of State, Sovereignty, Law,Power, Citizenship, Human Rights, Liberty, Property etc.
Pluralist theory of Sovereignty, ...
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Gaurav Chak

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amazing book

this is an amazing book.an excellent book by o.p.gauba.i refer this to everyone of philosophy and political science students,who are preparing for civil services.the delivery by flipkart is too excellent ,i got it within 48 hours after placing the order.
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ravi kant

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Excellent

One of the best books on Political theory. The style of explanation is excellent and in an easy language. Very good for someone new to the subject. Certainly a recommended buy for anyone looking to get introduced to Pol theory
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Great book & Flipkart Service

Because of Engineering background, political theory was one of the toughest part for understanding. But after reading this book, the task is quite easy. It provides very lucid explanation of basic concepts.
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Ujjwal Chaudhari

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An Introduction To Political Theory- OP Gauba

A good book for civil service aspirants who wish to choose Political Science as an optional paper. Concise and easy to understand. Could have been a bit more reflective and scholarly.. Had there been an option to give 4.5 stars, I would've rated the book so..
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Mathews Joseph

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DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN THIS.

Please do not waste your time searching for other books on this subject. Go for this one. It is crisp and lucid in style. I'm not a Political Science student and I had to prepare for an exam based on this subject. This book helped me a lot and made me understand the concepts with ease.

Kudos to O P Gauba and thank you flipkart for the timely delivery.
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Andrew Pereira

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Easy Interesting Essential

A beautifully written book. It covers various aspects of basics of Political Theory. The book is essential for anyone trying to develop a systematic understanding about the subject. Also, the book is of interest to any lay person who is interested in the subject just out of curiosity.
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