NCERT Class 11 Political Science Political Theory An Introduction

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Political Theory An Introduction Class 11 Political Science NCERT

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Political Theory An Introduction NCERT Class 11

Political Theory-An Introduction

Political Theory

claims, manipulating different sections, pursuing personal or group interests ruthlessly and in worst cases stooping to crime, they link politics with ‘scams’. So prevalent is this way of thinking that when we see people in different walks of life trying to promote their interests by any means possible, we say they are playing politics. If we see a cricketer manipulating to stay in the team, or a fellow student trying to use his father’s position, or a colleague in office mindlessly agreeing with the boss, we say he or she is playing ‘dirty’ politics. Disillusioned by such pursuits of selfishness we despair of politics. We say, “I am not interested in politics” or that “I am going to stay away from politics”. It is not only ordinary people who despair of politics; even businessmen and entrepreneurs routinely blame politics for their woes even as they benefit from and fund various political parties. Cinema stars also complain of politics though they seem to be adept at the game once they join it.

We are thus confronted with conflicting images of politics. Is politics an undesirable activity that we should stay away from and get rid off? Or, is it a worthwhile activity which we must engage with in order to make a better world?

It is unfortunate that politics has come to be associated with the pursuit of self-interest by any and every method. We need to realize that politics is an important and integral part of any society. Mahatma Gandhi once observed that politics envelops us like the coils of a snake and there is no other way out but to wrestle with it. No society can exist without some form of political organization and collective decision making. A society that wants to sustain itself needs to take into account the multiple needs and interests of its members. A number of social institutions such as the family, tribes, and economic institutions have emerged to help people fulfill their needs and aspirations. Such institutions help us find ways of living together and acknowledging our obligations to each other.

Ecercise

1. Which of the following statements are true/false about Political theory?

a. It discusses ideas that form the basis of political institutions

b. It explains the relationship between different religions

c. It explains the meanings of concepts like equality and freedom

d. It predicts the performance of political parties

2. Politics is more than what politicians do. Do you agree with this statement? Give examples.

3. Vigilant citizens are a must for the successful working of a democracy. Comment.

4. In what ways is the study of political theory useful for us? Identify four ways in which the political theory can be useful to us?

5. Do you think that a good/ convincing argument can compel others to listen to you?

6. Do you think studying political theory is like studying mathematics? Give reasons for your answer.


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India Constitution at Work Chapter 1 Constitution : Why and How?
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Constitution Why And How
India Constitution at Work Chapter 10 The Philosophy Of The Constitution
NCERT Class 11 Political Science The Philosophy Of The Constitution
India Constitution at Work Chapter 2 Rights In The Indian Constitution
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Rights In The Indian Constitution
India Constitution at Work Chapter 3 Election and Representation
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Election And Representation
India Constitution at Work Chapter 4 Executive
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Executive
India Constitution at Work Chapter 5 Legislature
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Legislature
India Constitution at Work Chapter 6 Judiciary
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Judiciary
India Constitution at Work Chapter 7 Federalism
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Federalism
India Constitution at Work Chapter 8 Local Governments
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Local Governments
India Constitution at Work Chapter 9 Constitution As A Living Document
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Constitution As A Living Document
Political Theory Chapter 10 Development
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Development
Political Theory Chapter 2 Freedom
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Freedom
Political Theory Chapter 3 Equality
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Equality
Political Theory Chapter 4 Social Justice
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Social Justice
Political Theory Chapter 5 Rights
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Rights
Political Theory Chapter 6 Citizenship
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Citizenship
Political Theory Chapter 7 Nationalism
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Nationalism
Political Theory Chapter 8 Secularism
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Secularism
Political Theory Chapter 9 Peace
NCERT Class 11 Political Science Peace