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Political Theories and Social Reconstruction An Introduction Models of Liberal Democracy and Modernization Marxist and Neo-Marxist Theories of Social Transformation Gandhi Swaraj, Sarvodaya and Satyagraha The Ideology of Hindu Nationalism Theories of 'Integral Pluralism' and 'Alternative Democracy' Political Theorizations of Indian Society Some Notes in Retrospect and Prospect.

What is the difference between liberal-democratic, Marxist-Leninist, Gandhi and Hindutva theorizing? Have these differences been well explained and critically examined by social and political theorists with reference to India? These are the questions asked in this survey of the literature concerning major political theories relating to the restructuring of Indian society.

Thomas Pantham is a creative and insightful political theorist of our times who has consistently striven to widen the universe of. .Political Theories and Social Reconstruction : A Critical Survey of the Literature on India.

Thomas Pantham is a creative and insightful political theorist of our times who has consistently striven to widen the universe of discourse of contemporary.

30 See Pantham, Thomas, Postrelativism in Emancipatory Thought: Gandhi's Swaraj and Satyagraha, in The Multiverse of Democracy, ed. Sheth, D. L. and Nandy, Ashis (New Delhi: Sage, 1996). Recommend this journal.

Critical theory is the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities to reveal and challenge power structures. Critical theory has origins in sociology and also in literary criticism. The sociologist Max Horkheimer described a theory as critical insofar as it seeks "to liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them.

political system of the European Community, and the systems of other

cess which demands that legitimacy be accorded to the existing. political system of the European Community, and the systems of other. The central components of this theory are the individuals being socialized, the agencies of socialization (including various socializers), and the dominant and peripheral sub-systems of the society.

Political Thought in Modern India. X. Nehru: Secularism Pillai, . London: Zed Books, pp. 131-166 XI. Lohia: Socialism Essential readings. 1986) ‘Political thought of Jawaharlal Nehru’, in Pantham, Thomas and Deutsch Kenneth I. (ed. Political Thought in Modem India. New Delhi: Sage, pp. 260- 274. Zachariah, Benjamin (2004) Nehru London: Zed Books, pp. 76 Sinha, Sachidananda, (2010) ‘Lohia’s Socialism: An underdog’s perspective’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.

Critical Theory has a narrow and a broad meaning in philosophy and in the history of the social sciences. Critical Theory in the narrow sense designates several generations of German philosophers and social theorists in the Western European Marxist tradition known as the Frankfurt School.

"Thomas Pantham is a creative and insightful political theorist of our times who has consistently striven to widen the universe of discourse of contemporary political theory by engaging himself in a dialogue with significant interlocutors of the human condition both in India and in the West. . . . Pantham′s book is a critical survey of literature aiming at identifying trends in political theorizing in India from 1971 to the present." --Gandhi Marg "This book provides a critic al survey of the available literature on the subject of political science as applicable to India. The survey covers the period from 1971 to 1992 during which a host of political theorizations have been devoted to India both within India and in the Western social and political world.... The reader will find the book scholarly, thought-provoking and very relevant to the proliferating political ailments in the country." --The Hindustan Times "Each chapter provides an overview of the various streams of theorization of Indian politics. The survey also addresses the question of how, and to what extent, they differ from each other. What is more important, the reader has the distinct advantage of the author′s interpretative summaries and commentaries for undertaking further inquiries.... A useful reference for students and scholars of political science." --Social Action How do the liberal-democratic, Marxist-Leninist, Gandhian, and Hindutva theorizations of Indian politics differ from one another? Have these differences been properly explained and critically examined by Indian and/or India-oriented social and political theorists? These are the central questions addressed in this comprehensive survey of the literature concerning the major political theories relating to the restructuring of Indian society. The book first examines the diverse ways in which the different liberal models of democracy and development seek to realize the freedom and welfare of the individual. Later chapters are devoted to examining the Marxist, Gandhian, and Hindutva critiques of, and alternatives to, liberal-democratic theory.

Political Theories and Social Reconstruction: A Critical Survey of the Literature on India epub download

ISBN13: 978-8170364474

ISBN: 8170364477

Author: Thomas Pantham

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd; 1 edition (June 12, 1995)

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