Modern Political Theory critically examines the contemporary state of political theory, making an assessment of the achievement and limitations of the 'Behavioural Revolution' in its totality, and reviews objectively the major paradigms and conceptual frameworks adopted by the discipline. The salient features of the contending conceptual models elaborated by leading scholars, operating from separate locations and disparate premises, have been highlighted and intellectual inter-linkage in their works traced.
The 'Behavioural Revolution' having exhausted the vigour of its first tidal wave, has gone into the background, with some of its eminent exponents in the fields both of Political Science and International Relations turning to a 'philosophical' approach, and greater recognition being given to contemporary political 'philosophers' like Carl J. Fredrich, Christian Bay. Leo Strauss and Eric Voeglin. Besides, one new chapter on 'Gandhi and Contemporary Political Thought' has also been added.
Thoroughly revised in the light of new trends of thinking, the book is primarily meant as a textbook for University students of Political Science, and a reference book for all students of social sciences and Political Theory.