Political Principles and Their Practice in Sri Lanka

By: Rajiva Wijesinha

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This accessible book introduces students to the basic concepts in political science. The first part of the book provides a historical overview of the manner in which various political structures emerged. The second part deals with successive constitutions in Sri Lanka, and their failure to uphold political principles in response to changing political situations. Short and insightful, this book will be an invaluable guide to students seeking understanding and analysis of ideas and issues in politics. Contents Introduction Part I: Political Principles 1 The State and Government 2 The Functions of Government 3 Law and its Institutions 4 Democracy, Representation and Devolution Part II Practice in Sri Lanka 5 Power Sharing and Representation 6 Representative Government and Universal Franchise 7 Independence and the Power of the Prime Minister 8 Majoritarianism and Attempts at Devolution 9 Election Systems. Printed Pages: 102.

Title: Political Principles and Their Practice in Sri Lanka

Author Name: Rajiva Wijesinha

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Foundation Books:

ISBN: 8175962798

ISBN 13: 9788175962798

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 027086

Keywords: Sri Lanka South Asia