CONTENTS:- 1. The state; 2. The origins of the state; 3. Nature and functions of the state; 4. The evolution of the state; 5. Types of the state; 6. Individuals, groups and society; 7. State and society; 8. The study of politics; 9. Classical Greek view of the state; 10. The crisis of political theory; 11. History and sources of the science of polity;
Why did state originate? How did it evolve? What were its aims, nature, functions and its relation with the society? In this book attempt has been to seek answers to the above question.