Articles for category: Indian Polity, Political Science

Indian Polity

Making of the Indian Constitution: Colonial Legacy and National Movement Contributions

The making of the Indian Constitution was deeply influenced by the colonial legacy, incorporating elements of British parliamentary practices and legal frameworks. Contributions from the national movement were pivotal, embedding principles of justice, liberty, and equality inspired by the struggle for independence and the vision of leaders like Gandhi and Nehru. Introduction The British presence ...

Political Science

Understanding Political Science: A Comprehensive Overview

Political Science is the systematic study of government, political processes, and political behavior. It explores the structure and functioning of political institutions, the dynamics of political activity, and the theoretical foundations of political systems and ideologies. Introduction to Political Science Political Science is a fundamental branch of social science that focuses on the foundations and ...

Politics

Politics: Origins and Evolution

“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.”— Otto von Bismarck Introduction The term “politics” originates from the Greek word “polis,” signifying ‘city’ or ‘state.’ It represents humanity’s endeavor to establish a societal order perceived as beneficial by its members. In ancient Greece, politics signified a groundbreaking ...

Tribal Politics and Movements

Tribal Politics and Movements

The term “tribe” typically suggests “a community denoting a collection of primitive, uncivilized groups under recognized leaders.” The initial discussion on tribal identity was influenced by those advocating for the integration of tribes into the national citizenry and others aiming for their absorption into the Hindu community. A tribe refers to a collective of individuals ...

Ethical Dilemmas of Biotechnology and Bioengineering”

The question of whether there should be ethical limitations on biotechnology and bioengineering is a complex and multifaceted one, with no easy or one-size-fits-all answer. Biotechnology and bioengineering have the potential to bring about tremendous benefits to humanity, from improving healthcare and agriculture to addressing environmental challenges. However, they also raise significant ethical concerns that ...

“Limits of Comparative Political Analysis By Neera Chandoke”

Comparative political analysis is currently facing multiple crises, including self-definition, cognitive schemes, academic and political aims, and methodological challenges. There are concerns about what makes comparative politics uniquely susceptible to recurring crises. “Limits of Comparative Political Analysis By Neera Chandoke“ The first crisis, famously known in the field’s history, occurred in 1955 when Roy Macridis ...

India and SADC (South African Development Community)

India and SADC (South African Development Community)

India and SADC (South African Development Community) Introduction: India’s relationship with the South African Development Community (SADC) represents a strategic pillar of its foreign policy towards Africa. SADC, established in 1980, comprises 16 member states, spanning across Southern Africa. The alliance aims to promote regional integration, socioeconomic development, and political stability in the region. India’s ...

Sovereignty

Sovereignty

Sovereignty Introduction The inception of sovereignty coincides with the rise of nation-states in Europe, a transformative period marked by the consolidation of centralized power under monarchs. This epoch witnessed the zenith of state authority, as monarchs asserted their dominion over disparate territories, laying the groundwork for the modern concept of sovereignty. However, sovereignty’s roots delve ...

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