The Substance of Politics

Paperback | May 1, 2001

byA. Appadorai

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This is a well-integrated and comprehensive textbook of political science primarily meant for undergraduate students of Indian universities. The book is critical as well as factual and presents a consistent thesis that the state exists for the benefit of the individual and not the individualfor the State. It should be of great help to students, teachers and the general reader who is interested in a well-written and modern introduction to politics.

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This is a well-integrated and comprehensive textbook of political science primarily meant for undergraduate students of Indian universities. The book is critical as well as factual and presents a consistent thesis that the state exists for the benefit of the individual and not the individualfor the State. It should be of great help t...

A. Appadorai is at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:602 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195656334

ISBN - 13:9780195656336

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Political Theory1 Fundamental Ideas2 The Origin of the State3 The Purpose of the State4 Sovereignty5 Law6 Liberty7 Equality8 The Sphere of the State9 Modern Theories of the State10 Forms of Government11 International RelationsPart 2: Political Organization, BookI History of Government:12 The Greek City State13 The Government of Rome14 Medieval European Polity15 The Modern PeriodBook II, Modern Constitutions16 The Government of the United Kingdom17 The French Republic18 The United States of America19 Canada and Australia20 Switzerland21 Pakistan22 Bangladesh23 India24 The Republic of South Africa25 Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy26 The Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsBook III, Organization of Government27 The Classification of States28 Unitary and Federal States29 Rigid and Flexible Constitutions30 The Separation of Powers31 The Electorate32 The Legislature33 The Executive34 The Judiciary