Roles and Functions of the State and the Nature of State Power


In this chapter, we propose to deal with the roles and functions of the State, and the nature of state power. This also involves examining the relationship of the State with the society on one hand and the individual on the other. We will also discuss the relationship between the core principles of right, liberty, freedom, justice and equality, with respect to the institution of the State. This will help us in understanding the philosophical and theoretical basis of state action, social and economic legislation, policy perspective of different type of states, nature of state's intervention in the sphere of society and market, and the nature of political obligation. ...

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