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Political Theory by Ranajay Kumar, Hoveyda Abbas

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Preface

Political theory is about description, observation, analysis and inquiry into the issues of political science. In this discipline, we study various political institutions – the state and its sovereignty, the government and its organs – democracy and the various principles that impinge upon them. We also study ideals and normative values such as liberty, rights, equality and justice that serve to define the rights and responsibilities of the authority and government as well as that of the citizens or groups of citizens and external elements. Authority of the state lies in its legitimacy and this in turn comes from the willing obedience of the citizens to the constitution, and the rules and orders of the government. The core of a stable ...

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