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Political Theory: An Introduction is a pioneering political theory textbook that is a step towards making students do and evolve an Indian political theory, that is, theory born out of reflection on and engagement with Indian social and political practices. It innovatively embeds Indian cases and contexts in the theoretical discussions and involves students in applying theories to current issues. Without oversimplifying concepts, this textbook uses the conversational, context-specific style of a good teacher and recreates the flavour of the classroom inside its covers. Some of its special features are: An outline for each chapter highlighting its main elements, an introductory section discussing the concept, and rationale of chapter organization, cross-referencing of important terms, points for discussion and a detailed reading list.

Political theory pdf • 1. POLITICAL THEORY • Also by Andrew Heywood POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES: An Introduction POLITICS KEY CONCEPTS IN POLITICS • Political Theory An Introduction Third Edition Andrew Heywood • # Andrew Heywood 1994, 1999, 2004 All rights reserved.

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ISBN 0–333–96179–X hardback ISBN 0–333–96180–3 paperback A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. A catalog record for this book is available from the Library of Congress. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 Printed and bound in China • For Kate, Roger, Elsie and Stan •... The slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. George Orwell, ‘Politics and the English Language’ If one listens one may be convinced; and a man who allows himself to be convinced by an argument is a thoroughly unreasonable person. Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean.

Neither more or less.’ ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘who is the master. That is all.’ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland • Contents List of Boxes xii Preface to the third edition xv 1 Introduction: Concepts and Theories in Politics 1 Language and politics 2 Understanding political concepts 3 What is political theory?

6 Political theory in the twenty-first century 11 Summary 14 Further reading 14 2 Human Nature, the Individual and Society 15 Human nature 16 Nature versus nurture 17 Intellect versus instinct 20 Competition versus cooperation 23 The individual 26 Individualism 27 Individual and community 32 The individual in politics 37 Society 40 Collectivism 41 Theories of society 43 Social cleavages and identity 45 Summary 50 Further reading 50 3 Politics, Government and the State 51 Politics 52 The art of government 52 Public affairs 55 Power and resources 59 Government 65 Why have government?

Contents • • • • • Education [ ] He received his B.A. Degree in Economics from the, followed by M.Phil and D. Windows 95 Torrent Bootable Windows. Phil from. Career [ ] Bhargava started his academic career at in 1979, in the following year he joined the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi where he worked till 2005, when he joined Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi as a Senior Fellow and Former Director.

Over the years, he has remained Faculty Fellow in Ethics at, Leverhulme Fellow at, Senior Fellow at, Visiting Fellow of the, and held the Asia Chair at Sciences Po Paris in 2006 Selected works [ ] • Multiculturalism, Liberalism and Democracy (OUP, 1999). This book looks into the cultural dimension of political and political dimensions of identity and culture.

• Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution (OUP, 2008). This book examines Indian constitution from the perspective of political theory.

• What is Political Theory why do we need it? (OUP, Delhi, 2010). In this book Bhargava clarifies concepts like secularism, multiculturalism, socialism, individualism and ethnocentrism etc. • The Promise of India's secular democracy (OUP, Delhi, 2010). This book explores the politics of secularism in India. • Secular States and Religious Diversity (UBC Press, Vancouver, 2013). He gave the concept of model of secularism as an alternative model to be more suitable for a heterogeneous society like India.

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