About the BookThe book has been designed for the candidates appearing in UGC-NET/SLET in Political Science and covers pertinent topics as per syllabus and structure provided by the UGC. It will enable the aspirants of lectureship through this exam to answer essay writing, analytical/evaluative, definitional as well as text-based questions of Paper III as per the latest structure, on the subject. It will also be useful for those preparing for other competitive exams like IAS, IFS, IPS, PCS, etc. with Political Science as an option as it contains sufficient material that deals with almost all possible questions on the subject for these exams.
In spite of our best efforts to cover all possible questions, the paper may contain some questions which are not covered in this book and can be answered only if the candidate has a thorough knowledge of the topics covered in the syllabus. For a thorough and elaborate knowledge of the subject, candidates are advised to read the following books published by Atlantic Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd., viz. (i) Comparative Politics, 2nd revised and enlarged ed., by Vidya Bhushan; (ii) Foreign Policy of India (2 Volumes) by K.R. Gupta and Vatsala Shukla; (iii) A History of Political Thought by N. Jayapalan; (iv) History of Western Political Thought (2 Volumes) by R.S. Chaurasia; (v) Indian Political Thought by Urmila Sharma and S.K. Sharma; (vi) India’s International Relations (2 Volumes) by K.R. Gupta; (vii) International Relations: Theory and History (Since World War II) (2 Volumes) by Urmila Sharma and S.K. Sharma; (viii) Modern Governments by N. Jayapalan; (ix) Modern Political Analysis by N. Jayapalan; (x) Principles and Theory of Political Science (2 Volumes) by Urmila Sharma and S.K. Sharma; (xi) South Asia Security Trends by Brig. Rahul K Bhonsle; and (xii) Western Political Thought (2 Volumes) by Urmila Sharma and S.K. Sharma.About the Author/sAtlantic Research Division is engaged in preparing quality textbooks on various subjects for postgraduate and undergraduate students pursuing various courses, as well as for those appearing in UGC-NET/SLET and other competitive examinations like IAS, IFS, IRS, IPS, etc.
The Directors of the Atlantic Research Division are:
• K.R. Gupta, M.A. Ph.D., has been teaching postgraduate classes and guiding research for about two decades in the University of Jammu and Kurukshetra University. He has written over twenty books and contributed several papers in journals being published in India and abroad.
• D.S. Paul, M.A. English, has the experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at colleges and institutes. He has written and edited several books and contributed articles in journals of repute. He has set model question papers for various competitive examinations.
• Rajesh Kumar Shah, M.A. (Hons.) General Studies, Ph.D. has been a Jawaharlal Nehru Research Scholar and Visiting Fellow at Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia. He has more than twelve years experience in research, writing, teaching, editing and guiding students. He has earlier served as Editor of one of India’s leading competition magazines.