Political Theory: An Introduction

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Pearson Education India - 356 pages
Political Theory: An Introduction is a pioneering political theory textbook that 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 flavour 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.
 

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Contents

Points for Discussion
The Difference Between the Human and Nonhuman Worlds
PART II CONCEPTS 3 Liberty
The Concept of Liberty in India
Points for Discussion 5 Justice
Rights
Democracy
Points for Discussion 8 Citizenship
The Conceptof Property inPolitical Theory
Points for Discussion 14 Gender
Introduction
Socialism
Theoretical Questions
Points for Discussion 18 Secularism
Normative Comparison
Indian Secularism

Points for Discussion 9 Power
Sovereignty
State
Civil Society
Conclusion
Cosmologies and Common Sense
Freedom ofSpeech and the QuestionofCensorship
Copyright

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