About the Book
The second edition of this Encyclopaedia is an up-to-date and revised edition of 264 entries in five volumes giving comprehensive accounts of political theory, comparative politics, national political systems, political development, international relations, foreign policy, political power, public administration and administrative behaviour. This edition has incorporated 21 new entries that help to complete the explanation of different fields and subfields of political science and meet the requirements of all the different classes of readers. The additional entries included in the second edition are appeasement, associationalism, athenian democracy, civil society, classical pluralism, conspiracy theory, cultural imperialism, deliberative democracy, e-Government, green libertarianism, hindutva, minarchism, neoliberalism, open government, perestroika, political corruption, political media, regime theory, state cartel theory, value judgement and welfare capitalism. This Encyclopaedia provides the readers with such assistance as may enable them to understand the position of contemporary political science, and to pursue such branches of inquiry as may be necessary for that end.
About the Authors
H.P. Chattopadhyay is a well-known scholar and teacher of political science who taught at several Colleges under Calcutta University, Kolkata. A keen researcher, Chattopadhyay has many books to his credit. His work Ethnic Composition and Crisis in South Asia is one of the widely acclaimed publications. In addition, he has published many research papers and articles in reputed national and international journals and presented papers in national and international seminars and conferences. Presently, he lives a retired life and devotes his time in editing and writing.
S.K. Sarkar is a senior research fellow of political science of Calcutta University, Kolkata. He has assisted Dr. Chattopadhyay in editing this multi-volume encyclopaedia. His many papers have been published in reputed national and international research journals and has also presented many research papers in national and international seminars and workshops on the subject of political science.