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1 Functions of the state – socialist perspective Marxist divide the state into two forms-: 1. Capitalist state 2. Socialist state

2 Functions of the state in capitalist state Repressive functions Repressive functions Economic functions Economic functions Welfare functions Welfare functions Ideological functions Ideological functions International functions International functions

3 Functions of the state in socialist state To establish dictatorship of the proletariat To establish dictatorship of the proletariat Abolition of classes Abolition of classes To maintain law and order To maintain law and order Judicial functions Judicial functions E4conomic functions E4conomic functions Cultural and educational functions Cultural and educational functions To establish socialist social equality To establish socialist social equality Mass media Mass media Welfare functions Welfare functions International functions International functions To prepare conditions for the withering away of the state To prepare conditions for the withering away of the state

4 Critical evaluation of Marxian theory of the functions of the state State is not a bad institution State is not a bad institution Private property is not bad Private property is not bad Revolution methods are not good Revolution methods are not good Dictatorship in any form is bad Dictatorship in any form is bad Ignore the contribution of the capitalist state Ignore the contribution of the capitalist state Workers can be happy even in a capitalist state Workers can be happy even in a capitalist state Ignore the interest of other classes Ignore the interest of other classes Classless society is not possible Classless society is not possible Dominance bureaucracy Dominance bureaucracy Rise of elite class Rise of elite class There is no place for the freedom of the individuals There is no place for the freedom of the individuals

5 References Aggarwal R.C., Principles of Political Science, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, Aggarwal R.C., Principles of Political Science, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, Badyal, J.S, Political Theory, Raj Publishers, 2012, Jalander. Badyal, J.S, Political Theory, Raj Publishers, 2012, Jalander. Garner James Wildford, Political Science and Government, The World Press Priviate LTD. Calcutta, Garner James Wildford, Political Science and Government, The World Press Priviate LTD. Calcutta, Gauba O.P, An Introduction to Political Theory, Macmillan Publisher, Delhi, Gauba O.P, An Introduction to Political Theory, Macmillan Publisher, Delhi, Heywood Andrew, Political Theory An Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, New Yeork, Heywood Andrew, Political Theory An Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, New Yeork, 2005.

6 Misra K.K & Iyengar Kalpana. M, Modern Political Theory, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, Misra K.K & Iyengar Kalpana. M, Modern Political Theory, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, Ray Amal, Political Theory Idess and Institutions, The World Press Priviate LTD. Calcutta, 1988 Ray Amal, Political Theory Idess and Institutions, The World Press Priviate LTD. Calcutta, 1988 Johari J.C, Principles of Modern Political Science, Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, Johari J.C, Principles of Modern Political Science, Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 1989.

7 By By Dr. AMANDIP KAUR Dr. AMANDIP KAUR DEPTT. OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, DEPTT. OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, PGGCG, SEC. 11, CHANDIGARH PGGCG, SEC. 11, CHANDIGARH


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