Political Theory: Concepts and Debates

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DETAILS
AUTHOR'S NAME KESHAB CHANDRA RATHA
ISBN 9788131611401
EDITION ENGLISH
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
BINDING HB
PAGES 256

Political Theory: Concepts and Debates is a progressive account of the practical nature of political theory, the way in which the political theory always intends to change the world, while connecting with realities. It tries to delve into the evolving new sets of ideas and key debates that constitute the cornerstone of political theory. These debates and concepts give new insights into the critical frame of understanding and interpreting politics to gain a more nuanced understanding of the changes and challenges involved in a rapidly changing world, where the parameters of the political are shifting without interruption. It has brought recent important cases and controversies into consideration. This is the perfect introduction for students taking interest in how political theory can be employed to assist in the understanding of the political questions of our time. Drawing on contemporary issues ranging from the issues of global justice and welfare reform to issues of political obligation, civil disobedience, cultural relativism, multiculturalism, toleration, and universality of human rights, this book makes a connection between theoretical debates to practical issues of concern so that students discern why political theory is of great significance. An in-depth look into key concepts of political theory will equip the readers with a conceptual toolbox to address their own arguments to real-world political problems. It is expected that this book will provide a valuable resource for students seeking an introduction to contemporary political theory.


CONTENTS

Section A: Core Concepts
•     Freedom
•     Freedom of Religion or Belief
•     Freedom of Expression
•     Dissent
•     Equality
•     Affirmative Action
•     Justice
•     Capital Punishment
•     Rights
•     Rights of the Girl Child
Section B: Major Debates
•     Political Obligation
•     Civil Disobedience
•     Are Human Rights Universal?
•     Cultural Relativism
•     Multiculturalism
•     Toleration
•     Accommodating Diversities in a Pluralistic Society
DETAILS
AUTHOR'S NAME KESHAB CHANDRA RATHA
ISBN 9788131611401
EDITION ENGLISH
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
BINDING HB
PAGES 256

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