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ৰাজনৈতিক তত্ত্ব (Understanding Political Theory)
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Paper Code: POL HC 1016
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READING LIST
I: Introducing Political Theory
Bhargava, R. (2008) ‘What is Political Theory’, in Bhargava, R and Acharya, A. (eds.)
Political Theory: An Introduction. New Delhi: Pearson Longman, pp. 2-16.
Bellamy, R. (1993) ‘Introduction: The Demise and Rise of Political Theory’, in Bellamy, R.
(ed.) Theories and Concepts of Politics. New York: Manchester University Press, pp. 1-14.
Glaser, D. (1995) ‘Normative Theory’, in Marsh, D. and Stoker, G. (eds.) Theory and
Methods in Political Science. London: Macmillan, pp. 21-40.
Sanders, D. (1995) ‘Behavioral Analysis’, in Marsh, D. and Stoker, G. (eds.) Theory and
Methods in Political Science.London: Macmillan, pp. 58-75.
Chapman, J. (1995) ‘The Feminist Perspective’, in Marsh, D. and Stoker, G. (eds.) Theory
and Methods in Political Science.London: Macmillan, pp. 94-114.
Bharghava, R, ‘Why Do We Need Political Theory’, in Bhargava, R. and Acharya, A. (eds.)
Political Theory: An Introduction. New Delhi: Pearson Longman, pp. 17-36.
Bannett, J. (2004) ‘Postmodern Approach to Political Theory’, in Kukathas, Ch. and Gaus, G.F. (eds.) Handbook of Political Theory.New Delhi: Sage, pp. 46-54.
Vincent, A. (2004) The Nature of Political Theory. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp.19-80.
Mukhopadhyay, A.K. (2019), An Introduction to Political Theory, New Delhi: Sage Publications
II: The Grammar of Democracy
Srinivasan, J. (2008) ‘Democracy’, in Bhargava, R. and Acharya, A. (eds.) Political Theory: An Introduction. New Delhi: Pearson Longman, pp. 106-128.
Owen, D. (2003) ‘Democracy’, in Bellamy, R. and Mason, A. (eds.) Political Concepts.
Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, pp. 105-117.
Christiano, Th. (2008) ‘Democracy’, in Mckinnon, C. (ed.) Issues in Political Theory, New
York:Oxford University Press, pp. 80-96.
Arblaster, A. (1994) Democracy. (2nd Edition). Buckingham: Open University Press.
Roy, A. ‘Citizenship’, in Bhargava, R. and Acharya, A. (eds.) Political Theory: An
Introduction.New Delhi: Pearson Longman, pp. 130-146.
Brighouse, H. (2008) ‘Citizenship’, in Mckinnon, C. (ed.) Issues in Political Theory, New
York: Oxford University Press, pp. 241-258.
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Paper Code: POL HC 1026
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READING LIST
I. The Constituent Assembly and the Constitution
a. Philosophy of the Constitution, the Preamble, and Features of the Constitution
Essential Readings:
G. Austin, (2010) ‘The Constituent Assembly: Microcosm in Action’, in The
IndianConstitution: Cornerstone of a Nation, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 15th print, pp.1-25.
R. Bhargava, (2008) ‘Introduction: Outline of a Political Theory of the Indian Constitution’,
in R. Bhargava (ed.) Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution, New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, pp. 1-40.
Additional Readings:
D. Basu, (2012) Introduction to the Constitution of India, New Delhi: Lexis Nexis.
S. Chaube, (2009) The Making and Working of the Indian Constitution, Delhi: National Book Trust.
Chakrabarty, Bidyut. (2017), Indian Costitution: Text, Context and Interpretation, New Delhi,
Sage Publications
Mellalli, Praveenkumar (2015), Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights,
New Delhi, Sage Publications
b. Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
Essential Readings:
G. Austin, (2000) ‘The Social Revolution and the First Amendment’, in Working a
Democratic Constitution, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 69-98.
A .Sibal, (2010) ‘From Niti to Nyaya,’ Seminar, Issue 615, pp 28-34.
Chakrabarty, Bidyut. (2017), Indian Costitution: Text, Context and Interpretation, New Delhi,
Sage Publications
Mellalli, Praveenkumar (2015), Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights,
New Delhi, Sage Publications
Additional Reading:
The Constitution of India: Bare Act with Short Notes, (2011) New Delhi: Universal, pp. 4-16.
II. Organs of Government
a. The Legislature: Parliament
Essential Readings:
B. Shankar and V. Rodrigues, (2011) ‘The Changing Conception of Representation: Issues,
Concerns and Institutions’, in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work, New Delhi:
Oxford University Press, pp. 105-173.
V. Hewitt and S. Rai, (2010) ‘Parliament’, in P. Mehta and N. Jayal (eds.) The Oxford
Companion to Politics in India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 28-42.
b. The Executive: President and Prime Minister
Essential Readings:
J. Manor, (2005) ‘The Presidency’, in D. Kapur and P. Mehta P. (eds.) Public Institutions in
India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp.105-127.
J. Manor, (1994) ‘The Prime Minister and the President’, in B. Dua and J. Manor (eds.)
Nehru to the Nineties: The Changing Office of the Prime Minister in India, Vancouver:
University of British Columbia Press, pp. 20-47.
H. Khare, (2003) ‘Prime Minister and the Parliament: Redefining Accountability in the Age
of Coalition Government’, in A. Mehra and G. Kueck (eds.) The Indian Parliament: A
Comparative Perspective, New Delhi: Konark, pp. 350-368.
c. The Judiciary: Supreme Court
Essential Readings:
U. Baxi, (2010) ‘The Judiciary as a Resource for Indian Democracy’, Seminar, Issue 615, pp. 61-67.
R. Ramachandran, (2006) ‘The Supreme Court and the Basic Structure Doctrine’ in B. Kirpal
et.al (eds.) Supreme but not Infallible: Essays in Honour of the Supreme Court of India, New
Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 107-133.
Additional Reading:
L. Rudolph and S. Rudolph, (2008) ‘Judicial Review Versus Parliamentary Sovereignty’, in
Explaining Indian Institutions: A Fifty Year Perspective, 1956-2006: Volume 2: The Realm of
Institutions: State Formation and Institutional Change. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 183-210.
III. Federalism and Decentralization
a. Federalism: Division of Powers, Emergency Provisions, Fifth and Sixth Schedules
Essential Readings:
M. Singh, and R. Saxena (eds.), (2011) ‘Towards Greater Federalization,’ in Indian Politics:
Constitutional Foundations and Institutional Functioning, Delhi: PHI Learning Private Ltd., pp.166-195.
V. Marwah, (1995) ‘Use and Abuse of Emergency Powers: The Indian Experience’, in B.
Arora and D. Verney (eds.) Multiple Identities in a Single State: Indian Federalism in a
Comparative Perspective, Delhi: Konark, pp. 136-159.
B. Sharma, (2010) ‘The 1990s: Great Expectations’; ‘The 2000s: Disillusionment
Unfathomable’, in Unbroken History of Broken Promises: Indian State and Tribal People,
Delhi: Freedom Press and Sahyog Pustak Kuteer, pp. 64-91.
The Constitution of India: Bare Act with Short Notes, (2011) New Delhi: Universal, pp 192- 213.
Additional Readings:
R. Dhavan and R. Saxena, (2006) ‘The Republic of India’, in K. Roy, C. Saunders and J.
Kincaid(eds.) A Global Dialogue on Federalism, Volume 3, Montreal: Queen’s University
Press, pp.166-197.
R. Manchanda, (2009) The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia, Delhi: Sage
Publications, pp. 105-109.
b. Panchayati Raj and Municipalities
Essential Readings:
P. deSouza, (2002) ‘Decentralization and Local Government: The Second Wind of
Democracyin India’, in Z. Hasan, E. Sridharan and R. Sudarshan (eds.) India’s Living
Constitution: Ideas,Practices and Controversies, New Delhi: Permanent Black, pp. 370-404.
M. John, (2007) ‘Women in Power? Gender, Caste and Politics of Local Urban Governance’, in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 42(39), pp. 3986-3993.
Raghunandan, J. R (2012) Decentralization and local governments: The Indian Experience,
Orient Black Swan, New Delhi
Baviskar, B.S and George Mathew (eds) 2009 Inclusion and Exclusion in local governance:
Field Studies from rural India, New Delhi, Sage
Chakrabarty, B. & Pandey, R.K. (2019), Local Governance in India, New Delhi, Sage Publications.
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Paper Code: POL-HG- 1026
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READING LIST:
Gait, Edward, 2008, A History of Assam, Lawyers Book Stall, Guwahati
Dutt, K.N., 1958, Landmarks in the Freedom Struggle of Assam, Guwahati..
Barpujari, H.K., 1980, Assam in the Days of Company 1826-1858, Spectrum Publications, Sole Distributors, United Publishers in Gauhati, Assam.
Guha, Amalendu, 1977, Planter Raj to Swaraj- Freedom Struggle and Electoral Politics in
Assam 1826-1947, People’s Publishing House Private Limited, New Delhi.
Ray,B. Datta and S.P. Agarwal,1996, Reorganisation of North-East India since 1947, Concept Publishing Company
Misra, Udayon,1991, Nation Building and Development in North-East India, Purbanchal Prakash, Guwahati
Saikia, Jaideep,2007, Frontiers in Flames: North-East India in Turmoil, Viking, New Delhi Hussain, Monirul,1993, The Assam Movement: Class, Ideology and Identity, Manak Publishing House in association with HarAnand Publications, Delhi.
Goswami, Sandhya, Language Politics in Assam, 1990, Ajanta Publishing House.
Das, Samir Kumar, ULFA: United Liberation Front of Assam: A Political Analysis, Ajanta Publications, 1994
Sengupta, Madhumita. Becoming Assamese: Colonialism and New Subjectivities in Northeast India. London: Routledge, 2016.
Baruah, Sanjib. Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Mahanta, Nani G. Confronting the State: ULFA's Quest for Sovereignty. SAGE Studies on India's North East. New Delhi: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2013
Dutta, Nandana. (2012), Questions of Identity in Assam: Location, Migration, Hybridity, New Delhi, Sage Publications
Bhaumik, Subir. (2009), Troubled Periphery: Crisis of India's North-East, New Delhi, Sage Publications
Haokip, T. (2015), India's Look East Policy and The North East, New Delhi, Sage Publications
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Paper Code: POL HG 1036
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READING LIST
Government and Governance: Concepts
B. Chakrabarty and M. Bhattacharya, (eds.) The Governance Discourse. New Delhi: Oxford University Press,1998
Surendra Munshi and Biju Paul Abraham [eds.] ,Good Governance, Democratic Societies and Globalisation, Sage Publishers, 2004
United Nation Development Programme ,Reconceptualising Governance, New York, 1997 Carlos Santiso, Good Governance and Aid Effectiveness: The World Bank and Conditionality Johns Hopkins University, The Georgetown Public Policy Review ,Volume VII, No.1, 2001 Vasudha Chotray and Gery Stroker , Governance Theory: A Cross Disciplinary Approach , Palgrave Macmillan ,2008
J. Rosenau, ‘Governance, Order, and Change in World Politics’, in J. Rosenau, and E. Czempiel (eds.) Governance without Government: Order and Change in World Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ,1992
B. Nayar (ed.), Globalization and Politics in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007 pp. 218-240.
Smita Mishra Panda ,Engendering Governance Institutions: State, Market And Civil Society, Sage Publications,2008
Neera Chandhoke, State And Civil Society Explorations In Political Theory , Sage Publishers,1995
Singh, Shivani. (Ed). (2016), Governance: Issues and Challenges, New Delhi, Sage Publications
Governance and Development
B. C. Smith, Good Governance and Development, Palgrave, 2007
World Bank Report, Governance And Development, 1992
P. Bardhan, ‘Epilogue on the Political Economy of Reform in India’, in The Political Economy of Development in India. 6th edition, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005
J. Dreze and A. Sen, India: Economic Development and Social Opportunity. New Delhi:
Oxford University Press, 1995
Niraja Gopal Jayal[ed.], Democracy in India, Oxford University Press, 2007
Environmental Governance
Ramachandra Guha, Environmentalism: A Global History, Longman Publishers, 1999
J.P. Evans, Environmental Governance, Routledge , 2012
Emilio F. Moran, Environmental Social Science: Human - Environment interactions and
Sustainability, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
Burns H Weston and David Bollier, Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons, Cambridge University Press, 2013
Bina Agarwal, Gender And Green Governance , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013
J. Volger, ‘Environmental Issues’, in J. Baylis, S. Smith and P. Owens (eds.) Globalization of World Politics, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 348-362.
A.Heywood, Global Politics, New York: Palgrave, 2011, pp. 383-411.
N. Carter, The Politics of Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy, Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2007, pp. 13-81.
Local Governance
Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee, Decentralization And Local Governance in Developing Countries: A Comparative Perspective, MIT Press, 2006
T.R. Raghunandan, Decentralization And Local Governments: The Indian Experience,
Readings on The Economy, Polity And Society, Orient Blackswan, 2013
Pardeep Sachdeva, Local Government In India, Pearson Publishers, 2011
P. de Souza, (2002) ‘Decentralization and Local Government: The Second Wind of
Democracy in India’, in Z. Hasan, E. Sridharan and R. Sudarshan (eds.) India’s Living
Constitution: Ideas, Practices and Controversies, New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2002
Mary John, ‘Women in Power? Gender, Caste and Politics of Local Urban Governance’, in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 42(39), 2007
Good Governance Initiatives in India: Best Practices
Niraja Gopal Jayal ,Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism, and Development in
Contemporary India, Oxford University Press, 1999
Reetika Khera[ed.], The Battle for Employment Guarantee, Oxford University Press,2011
Nalini Juneja, Primary Education for All in the City of Mumbai: The Challenge Set By Local Actors' , International Institute For Educational Planning, UNESCO : Paris, 2001
Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi ,Gender, Justice, Development, and Rights , Oxford University Press, 2002
Jugal Kishore, National Health Programs of India: National Policies and Legislations,
Century Publications, 2005
Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen, India, Economic Development and Social Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 1995
K. Lee and Mills, The Economic Of Health In Developing Countries, Oxford University
Press,1983
Marmar Mukhopadhyay and Madhu Parhar (eds.) Education in India: Dynamics of
Development, Shipra Publications, 2007
K. Vijaya Kumar, Right to Education Act 2009: Its Implementation as to Social Development in India, Akansha Publishers, 2012
Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze, Omnibus: Poverty and Famines, Hunger and Public Action,
India- Economic Development and Social Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 1998
Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen, An Uncertain Glory: India And Its Contradictions, Princeton University Press, 2013
Reetika Khera- Rural Poverty And Public Distribution System, EPW, Vol-XLVIII,No.45- 46,Nov 2013
Pradeep Chaturvedi ,Women And Food Security: Role Of Panchayats , Concept Publishing House, 2002
Bidyut Mohanty, “Women, Right to Food and Role of Panchayats”, Mainstream, Vol. LII,
No. 42, October 11, 2014
D. Crowther, Corporate Social Responsibility, Deep and Deep Publishers, 2008
Sanjay K. Agarwal, Corporate Social Responsibility in India, Sage Publishers, 2008
Pushpa Sundar, Business & Community: The Story of Corporate Social Responsibility in
India, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2013

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