Political Science I is specially designed for students pursuing the three-year or five-year LL.B. course in different legal educational universities or institutes and for students pursuing political science as a B.A. subject. It also caters to students pursuing the one-year LL.M. course from various universities or institutes. It will also be an interesting reference for students of other disciplines interested in understanding the various facets of politics and the role it plays in our day to day public affairs. Beginning with the conceptual understanding of the term politics, the text discusses the various approaches to political analysis, namely, traditional and modern, the various theories of the origin of the state, the elements of the state. It then goes on to discuss the issue of human rights, liberty, equality, and justice, and tries to analyze the conceptual understanding in a complexly integrated globalized world of modern times where it becomes pertinent, more importantly than before, to understand the functioning of decision-making process and its impact in our daily life. Key Features • Introduces basic concepts of political science to familiarise a beginner with the concepts and approaches in the discipline, thus, laying the foundation for future studies in political science and law • Detailed and in-depth study of political theory, political processes, political institutions and political change • Introduces students and readers to the various facets of politics, i.e., how institutions evolved, the philosophy and nature of such institutions while providing tools for students to analyze political outcomes • Presented in an interactive style, facilitating classroom teaching and discussions
"William Nunes is Associate Professor of Political Science, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He is currently teaching political theory and international relations at GNLU for the last eight years. A Ph.D. in political science from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, his areas of interest include international relations, security studies, and political theory. Aruna Kumar Malik is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He has been teaching political science and international relations at GNLU for the last five years. A Ph.D. in political science from Central University, Hyderabad, his areas of special inquiry have been political theory, international relations, public policy, and human rights. Ravi Saxena is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He has been teaching political theory and international relations at Nirma University for the last five years. Pursuing his Ph.D. in dalit identity, his areas of interest include dalit politics, justice, political theory, and international politics and relation."
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