Category: Political Science

Easton’s Views on Political System and Equilibrium Analysis

Easton’s Views on Political System and Equilibrium Analysis: David Easton is the first major political scientist who has developed a systematic framework based on systems analysis to study political phenomena. He has selected the political system as the basic unit of analysis and concentrated on the intra-system behaviour of various systems as principal areas of research …

Instruments of the Policy of Prestige

Instruments of the Policy of Prestige: The instruments of the policy of prestige can be broken down into the following three headings- Diplomatic Ceremonial: The first instrument of demonstrating one’s power is through diplomatic ceremonies. Kings of Europe paid great attention to the question of the diplomatic ceremony, partly on the assumption that the resolution of …

Provisions of the Warsaw Pact

Provisions of the Warsaw Pact: In 1955 eight European nations, viz., Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Poland, Rumania and the USSR with an observer from Red China met in Moscow, concluded a Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance and decided to set up a joint command of the armed forces of the signatory states. …

Role of the CENTO or the Baghdad Pact

Role of the CENTO: According to Harold Guise, “The whole Middle East area today resembles a huge chessboard for economic and political manoeuvre system matched anywhere else. The complex struggle for post-war economic and political power is nowhere so potentially disrupting as in that part of the world”. According to the late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, …

Role of the SEATO

Role of the SEATO: The SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organization) was a much more flexible instrument than NATO. According to Sir Francis Low, “The SEATO can never be a complete answer to the Communist menace in South East Asia. It is a make-shift arrangement in that it excludes four Asian democracies with a total population …