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Political Theory by Ranajay Kumar, Hoveyda Abbas

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Concept of the State in Political Theory and International Relations

Society, State, Constitution and Government

Have you ever wondered why we pay taxes, drive on the left, do not smoke or drink alcohol in public places? For that matter, why do we expect that some entity would provide reservations in jobs, cheaper petrol, diesel, food, electricity and fertilizers to the people? Furthermore, why do we assume that the safety and security of the people against hostile forces would be the responsibility of some powerful agency? We do so as we trust that there is an agency powerful enough to enforce discipline and order in society, to redistribute its resources and wealth and to protect through a publicly maintained national defence force. We identify ...

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