Political Science Book For Upsc

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

An Introduction to Political Theory
by Gauba

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, wi

Contemporary India
by Neera Chandhoke, Praveen Priyadarshi

Edited by Neera Chandhoke and Praveen Priyadarshi, Contemporary India addresses issues facing the nation-state and civil society from diverse perspectives: those of political science, sociology, economics and history. The book is thematically divided into three parts Economy, Society, and Politics and includes discussions on topics as wide-ranging as poverty, regional disparities, policies, social change and social movements, the elements of democracy, dynamics of the party system, secularism, federalism, decentralization, and so on. The common thread of democracy, which strings together different aspects of contemporary India, serves as the framework of understanding here and underlies discussions in all the chapters. The book includes 23 original, well-researched and up-to-date chapters by authors who teach different courses in the social sciences. Without compromising on the complexity of their arguments, the authors have used a lucid, conversational style that will attract even readers who have no previous knowledge of the topics. The contributors have also provided a glossary, questions and further readings lists with students examination needs in mind.


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