The fifth edition of this leading text on political ideologies provides a clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics.
Ranging from traditional nineteenth-century ideologues such as liberalism, conservatism and socialism, to so-called ‘new’ ideologies such as feminism, ecologism and political Islam, the author offers a clear exposition both of the historical development of each ideology and the impact each has had on contemporary political movements, parties and governments. Their distinctive ideas and values are highlighted, together with the competing, and sometimes conflicting, traditions which they have generated.
This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, with extended coverage given to key current issues such as multiculturalism and neo-conservatism. Andrew Heywood’s uniquely student-friendly writing style is now supported by a range of learning features in each chapter.
• Ideology Previews outline the nature of the ideologies and their central themes • On-page definitions give quick-reference explanations of key terms • Illustrated ‘Key Figure’ Profiles provide detail on important thinkers and their major ideas • ‘Key Concept’ boxes explore and unpack important ideas • Boxes on ‘Perspectives’ and ‘Tensions’ outline the differences within and between ideological traditions • Questions help to apply and reinforce understanding
Political theory and political philosophy are generally used inter-changeably, though sometimes a distinction is made between the two. This book on political theory deals with the study of political instructions alongwith the theories of State, Law, Liberty and Equality. In its second edition, the book continues to analyse the key concepts like Authority, Power, Sovereignty, Political obligation, Civil disobedience, Citizenship, Rights, Democracy and Justice. The non-western ideas, including Indian and Chinese, are incorporated to underline cultural plurality and shared values in an enterprise that tries to set universal standards. The book is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Political Science. The book will be equally beneficial for the students appearing for the civil services examinations.
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.
Political Science: University of Delhi is mapped to the syllabus of the political science (honours) course for the first semester of the University of Delhi. This textbook provides a comprehensive coverage of all the topics taught in Papers I, II and III. It aims at providing a handy reference tool to students by elucidating conceptual areas, furnishing established arguments and citing recent researches in issues concerning the relevant areas. The treatment of the topics is comprehensive and encourages students to engage with issues by focusing as much on theoretical aspects as on practical illustrations. This book includes new topics introduced in the revised syllabus and also contains ‘Roadmap to the Syllabus’ to help students navigate through the syllabus and help them prepare for the examinations with a better understanding of the course requirement.
Indian Politics in a Comparative Perspective is intended as a standard textbook for undergraduate students of political science. The book provides a handy reference tool to its readers by elucidating conceptual areas, furnishing established arguments and citing contemporary research works for a comprehensive knowledge of the subject. Carefully organized in ten well-researched chapters and examined from different vantage points, they weave a compelling story on the nature of Indian politics since the pre-Independence era to the making of our Constitution and gradually navigate to examine the impact of the growing role of religion and power structure in our political system. Indian Politics in a Comparative Perspective is an ideal read for anyone who is curious to understand the changing grammar of Indian politics.
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