About the BookThis Volume II of Western Political Thought discusses various currents of Political Thought from Utilitarianism to Pluralism and Nazism. It includes political thinkers from Bentham to Bertrand Russell, from nineteenth century to Present day. While the subject matter has been derived from standard original works, it has been narrated in an analytical style and discussed from an integral standpoint. At the end of each chapter actual examination questions of various universities have been given so that the student may exercise for the examination. Among dozens of books by Indian and Western Authors on this subject, the present book claims to be more to the point, concise and providing answer to every question asked in various university examinations. Thus, the book has been prepared as an ideal textbook for post-graduate students of Political Science in all Indian Universities. Besides, it will serve as a ready reference book for the teachers.About the Author/sS.K. SHARMA, M.A. (History), M.A. (Political Science), LL.B., Ph.D. (London), taught Political Science to under-graduate and post-graduate students for three decades and retired as Head of the Department of Political Science, Meerut College, Meerut. Author of about fifty research papers Dr. Sharma guided Ph.D. research and attended numerous seminars in India and abroad. He obtained Ph.D. degree from London University on his now published work on Harold Laski.
URMILA SHARMA, M.A., Ph.D., daughter of renowned Indian Political Scientist Dr. B.M. Sharma, stood first in B.A. in 1st Division at Mahila College in 1956; she stood first in first division in M.A. (Political Science) in 1958 receiving highest marks in all the faculties of Lucknow University and was awarded four gold medals. During 1958-59 she was lecturer in P.G. Department of Political Science at R.G. College, Meerut. During 1959-1962, she received U.G.C. Research Fellowship. Since then she has been continuously engaged in research and writing. In 1980, she received her Ph.D. degree on now published work Humanism in Contemporary Indian Political Thought. She is the author of many books on Political Science in both English and Hindi.