Political Science Book For Ias

POLITICAL SCIENCE FOR CIVIL SERVICES MAINS
by Dr. N. D. Arora

 Political Science for Civil Services Mains Examination is mainly aimed at students who are preparing for the UPSC Mains Examinations. This comprehensive textbook is completely suited for Civil Services Mains and state civil services preparation. Its primary aim is to cover the entire syllabus of Political Science in great detail. Individual modules of the syllabus are covered in separate chapters, with author’s notes provided in boxes. Each chapter is followed by a variety of questions that provide a wider scope of coverage. The book cuts across several specialized papers and is also useful for Preliminary and Optional Examinations.

The Ebook of Political Science for Civil Services Mains Examination 2e is for the UPSC and State PSC aspirants who wish to optimize their study time by studying on the go anytime anywhere. Carrying your textbooks everywhere you go is tedious and impractical. Made into a two color Epub version of the 2nd  Edition of this book can be accessed in the student’s mobile phone, tab or other portable devices whether Android or Windows. This ebook is the perfect solution available to you 24*7 in your pockets.


India’s Political Administrators
by David C. Potter

India’s Political Administrators is a revised and updated edition of the now classic political study of India’s administrators before and after independence. This highly original study shows administrative continuities across 1947 and explains the consequences of these continuities for the modern Indian state. The focus is primarily on the Indian Civil Service and its successor, the Indian Administrative Service, and the book draws on the autobiographical reminiscences of the men and women who served in them, as well as on interview material and unpublished papers. The book also makes a significant contribution to current research on political aspects of the work of elite administrators. More fundamentally, it concentrates on a neglected area of theorizing about the state by explaining how state forms are reproduced through time despite changes in the political environment.

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL INDIA EBOOK
by Poonam Dalal Dahiya

 Ancient and Medieval India shall be meant for candidates from the state of Union Civil Services as well as various state public service examinations. The book covers the complete syllabus of ancient and medieval history for the Main exam union civil service, and has material that is immensely helpful for the Prelims as well. The contents of the book are very relevant as they are developed after thorough analysis of the current syllabus and questions asked in previous years. Moreover, the book also consists of numerous practice questions, chapter wise, making it more user-friendly. The text will come in bi-colour, and there are detachable charts included that students may tear out and use as a mnemonic by placing them in front or pasting them on a wall. The Ebook of Ancient and Medieval India is designed to be a useful resource for the UPSC and State PSC aspirants. This ebook can be accessed anywhere anytime in the student’s mobile phone, tab or other portable devices whether Android or Windows.  The book has been made to have four color versions of the images in the book to give a more attractive and authentic historic feel to the reader. The ebook also highlights ‘learning objectives’ for the reader to make it easier for the learner to notice and memorize important facts and figures.  Its easily navigable TOC and reference footnotes make it handy and more efficient for readers. This ebook is the perfect solution available to you 24*7 in your pockets.


A HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT
by SUBRATA MUKHERJEE, SUSHILA RAMASWAMY

This lucidly written text, in its second edition, continues to provide a comprehensive study of the classical political tradition from Plato to Marx. The book elucidates the fascinating evolution of the history of political ideas, through the works of thirteen key political thinkers — which includes Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hegel and Marx. The text highlights the decline and revival of classical political theory and portrays the clash of universalism vs. localism in the classical tradition. It focuses on the recent interpretations of the classical texts, for instance, feasibility of the ideal State in Plato; civic humanism and republicanism in Machiavelli; the radicalism of Locke, and the contributions to the woman’s cause by John Stuart Mill. The text is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Political Science of various universities, and for all those who are appearing for the civil services examinations. NEW TO THIS EDITION : Inclusion of two important liberal thinkers, Mary Wollstonecraft, the founder of liberal feminism, and Immanuel Kant, a de-ontological liberal. Addition of an Appendix on John Rawls who is credited as a seminal thinker of contemporary times, having played a crucial role in the revival of normative political theory.

Does the Elephant Dance?
by David Malone

India today looms large globally, where it hardly loomed at all twenty years ago. It is likely to be a key global actor throughout the twenty-first century and could well emerge soon as one of the top five global powers. Does the Elephant Dance? seeks to survey the main features of Indian foreign policy. It identifies elements of Indian history relevant to the topic; examines the role therein of domestic politics and internal and external security challenges, and of domestic and international economic factors; and in successive chapters delves into the specifics of India’s policy within its South Asian neighbourhood, and with respect to China, the USA, West Asia (the Middle East), East Asia, Europe and Russia, and multilateral diplomacy. It also touches on Indian ties to Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. India’s “soft power”, the role of migration in its policy, and other cross-cutting issues are analyzed, as is the role and approach of several categories of foreign policy actors in India. Substantive conclusions close out the volume, and touch, inter alia, on policies India may want or need to change in its quest for international stature.

Global Politics
by Andrew Heywood

This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.

Western Political Thought
by Brian R. Nelson

Written simply and directly—but without sacrificing intellectual depth—this widely acclaimed text explores the preeminent theorists of Western political thought from the pre-Socratics to the contemporary era. The author provides an in-depth analysis of a limited number of major thinkers, which allows for a richly detailed examination of each philosopher in historical context. Western Political Thought, Second Edition, presents the fundamental terms, ideas, and dilemmas of Western political philosophy in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner. It organizes the theorists historically, explains basic concepts in depth, and draws out and analyzes the implications of various political theories. Moreover, this cohesive volume employs an overarching theme, examining each thinker in terms of the changing relationships of ethics and politics in Western political philosophy.


Intimate Justice
by Shatema Threadcraft

In 1973, the year the women’s movement won an important symbolic victory with Roe v. Wade, reports surfaced that twelve-year-old Minnie Lee Relf and her fourteen-year-old sister Mary Alice, the daughters of black Alabama farm hands, had been sterilized without their or their parents’ knowledge or consent. Just as women’s ability to control reproduction moved to the forefront of the feminist movement, the Relf sisters’ plight stood as a reminder of the ways in which the movement’s accomplishments had diverged sharply along racial lines. Thousands of forced sterilizations were performed on black women during this period, convincing activists in the Black Power, civil rights, and women’s movements that they needed to address, pointedly, the racial injustices surrounding equal access to reproductive labor and intimate life in America. As horrific as the Relf tragedy was, it fit easily within a set of critical events within black women’s sexual and reproductive history in America, which black feminists argue began with coerced reproduction and enforced child neglect in the period of enslavement.

While reproductive rights activists and organizations, historians, and legal scholars have all begun to grapple with this history and its meaning, political theorists have yet to do so. Intimate Justice charts the long and still incomplete path to black female intimate freedom and equality–a path marked by infanticides, sexual terrorism, race riots, coerced sterilizations, and racially biased child removal policies. In order to challenge prevailing understandings of freedom and equality, Shatema Threadcraft considers the troubled status of black female intimate life during four moments: antebellum slavery, Reconstruction, the nadir, and the civil rights and women’s movement eras. Taking up important and often overlooked aspects of the necessary conditions for justice, Threadcraft’s book is a compelling challenge to the meaning of equality in American race and gender relations.


War for Peace
by Murad Idris

Peace is a universal ideal, but its political life is a great paradox: “peace” is the opposite of war, but it also enables war. If peace is the elimination of war, then what does it mean to wage war for the sake of peace? What does peace mean when some say that they are committed to it but that their enemies do not value it? Why is it that associating peace with other ideals, like justice, friendship, security, and law, does little to distance peace from war? Although political theory has dealt extensively with most major concepts that today define “the political” it has paid relatively scant critical attention to peace, the very concept that is often said to be the major aim and ideal of humanity. In War for Peace, Murad Idris looks at the ways that peace has been treated across the writings of ten thinkers from ancient and modern political thought, from Plato to Immanuel Kant and Sayyid Qutb, to produce an original and striking account of what peace means and how it works. Idris argues that peace is parasitical in that the addition of other ideals into peace, such as law, security, and friendship, reduces it to consensus and actually facilitates war; it is provincial in that its universalized content reflects particularistic desires and fears, constructions of difference, and hierarchies within humanity; and it is polemical, in that its idealization is not only the product of antagonisms, but also enables hostility. War for Peace uncovers the basis of peace’s moralities and the political functions of its idealizations, historically and into the present. This bold and ambitious book confronts readers with the impurity of peace as an ideal, and the pressing need to think beyond universal peace.

IAS Prelims Paper 1 General Studies 30 Days Revision Material 2nd Edition
by Disha Experts

We at Disha, continuously, analyse the past papers so as to understand the Examiner’s mindset – What exactly he wants the aspirants to assess on. Based on this unique experience, the 2nd Edition of “IAS Prelims Paper 1 General Studies 30 Days Revision Material 2nd Edition” is now empowered with 100 Most Important General Studies (encompassing History, Polity, Economy, Geography, Environment and Science & Technology) Topics for IAS Prelims 2019.  The book vastly covers Current – Events, Issues and Ideas – thus covering Important Terms, Govt. Schemes/ Yojanas, Policies/ Plans, Missions/ Abhiyans, Projects, Summits/ Conferences, Agreements/ Accords, Committees, Organisations/ Index-Ranking, Phenomena, Symposium, Ratifications of treaties, India’s engagements abroad, etc. As 30-40% questions are framed on Current Affairs hence the book captures last 10 months (2018) essence along with some important nuances of 2017. 

We are sure and hopeful that the IAS capsule will play an important role in the result of its readers/ IAS aspirants. 



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