viii+312p.; viii+282p.; viii+317p., Figs., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Comparative Politics: 1. Introduction to Comparative Politics; 2. Political Parties; 3. Leaders and Followers; 4. Pressure Groups; 5. Liberty and Public Policy; 6. Realism; 7. Civil Conflict and War; 8. Representation and Elections; 9. Democracy and its Response. Vol.2: Political Theory: 1. Fundamentals of Political Science; 2. Basic Political Thoughts; 3. Concept of Nationalism; 4. Political Behaviour; 5. Democracy; 6. Liberalism; 7. Ideologies of Socialism and Capitalism; 8. Political Conception of Justice; 9. Positive Political Theory. Vol.3: Public Policy and Administration: 1. Introduction; 2. Public Policy on Social Development; 3. Public Policy on Poverty Alleviation; 4. Public Institutions and governance; 5. Politics of Governance; 6. Urban Development; 7. Civic Amenities in Urban Areas; 8. Power; 9. Internet and Public Policy; 10. Rationale of Public Policy.
The term 'political governance' is defined as the manner in which power is exercised in the management of a country's economic and social resources for development. The role of good political governance is critical for it determines human societies' ability to equip themselves with systems of representation, institutions, rules, procedures, measuring tools, processes and social agents that are capable of managing interdependencies in a peaceful manner. This work in three volumes is designed for students and scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including political science, history, legal studies, etc. It provides important insights into theoretical and practical aspects of political governance in detail. The first volume Political Theory provides an effective and sophisticated analysis of various political theories. Undertaking a conceptual approach, the second volume, Comparative Politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. The third volume, Public Policy and Administration provides a detailed description of the salient theories, issues, and concepts within the broad fields of public policy and public administration.