This book on Political Science for Civil Services Main Examination in your hands is an authoritative and comprehensive book covering entire syllabus of the subject. Topics included in this book are relevant for the States’ Civil Services Examinations as well. All the chapters have been completely revised and updated to include recent developments in Indian and World politics. Theory has been presented in simplified manner to facilitate better understanding of subtle points underlining thoughts and ideas that form core of the subject. This includes chapters on the topics of Political theory, Political Science: Nature and field; Relationship to Social Sciences, Meaning of Politics, Basic Concepts, Political views, Democracy, Political ideologies, Party system and Political process, Types of Governments, Concept of Official Apparatus, Theory of Evolution, Indian Government and Politics, Constitutional Development, Constituent Assembly, Fundamental Rights, Parliament, Judiciary, State Executive and Indian Political Parties. The book discusses at length the various approaches and trends with regard to fundamental issues which directly affects political theory and politics such as justice, equality, human rights and democracy.
The description and treatment of the topic on aspects of Indian and Western political thought broadly covers great thinkers like Laski, Hegal and Kant. Thinkers of Indian political science Raja Ram Mohan Roy, MN Roy, MK Gandhi and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru have been given prominence with logical and systematic discussions on foundations and framework of the Indian political system. The students can comprehend coming into existence of the Constitution of India; and the guiding principles that led to discussions and debates in the Constituent Assembly to finally shape the holy book of the Constitution of India. Chapters in this section include Indian Constitution; Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties that prescribe fundamental obligations of the State to its citizens and duties of citizens to the State, Union Legislature and Judiciary, Federalism and the Party System in India.
Our perspective has been very comprehensive so as to cover major international organizations and associations. United Nations, WTO, EU, ASEAN and SAARC have been duly described in details. In the context of growing international importance of India and emerging geopolitical scenario in South Asia, India's relations with major countries of the world have been discussed in details with particular emphasis on ties with its immediate neighbors, South Asia and the Global centers of powers - USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia. The latest developments in India's foreign policy have also been mentioned and dealt with in respective chapters.