Political science helps us to understand politics. As a social science, political science focuses on group power, the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of collective decision-making. Hence it leads us to consider the ethics of power, which in turn involves conceptions of community, identity, justice and citizenship. Under the banner of political science we gather the study of democracy, war, law, rights, wealth, and authority, as well as the institutions that shape and secure them.
This Text book is according to the new syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune.
Students in the XI standard are new to the subject hence the author explained the topics in simple language and explained the purpose and relevance of study of the topics.
In the end of each chapter a summary is included which reviews the entire chapter in brief. Exercise is also included in the end of each chapter to give an idea to the students on likely questions that may be asked in exams.