CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. Political Philosophy 3. Organs of Government 4. Political Culture 5. Power, Authority and Legitimacy 6. Revolution: Theory and Types 7. Modern Indian Thought 8. Greek Political Thought 9. Contemporary Political Thought
Society enables man to achieve talents and qualities by virtue of which he can make progress and achievesuperiority over other living beings. Civics helps to resolve social conflicts in society and help man to live in harmony with other fellow beings. However, the word civics is derived from the Latin word 'civis' that means 'a citizen'. Another Latin word 'Civitas' means 'city state1. Both these words have given birth to the social science known as 'Civics'. In fact, civics is actually the social science, however in certain respects it forms a part of political science. Civics is an old subject an previously it was taught along with history and political science. It was introduced as separate subject only in the nineteenth century. Thus, Civics is that branch of human knowledge which deals with rights and duties of man living as a member of a group of people politically organized. Whereas the subject which deals with man in relation to the state and government is known as political science, as distinct from the economic, philosophical, ethical and other aspects.