Presentation on theme: "Pluralistic Theory of Sovereignty"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pluralistic Theory of Sovereignty Pluralism is reaction against the absolutism of state. They believe state is a association like other associations. Thus the state can not hold monopoly over the supreme power. The sovereignty should be divided among many associations.
2 Factors responsible for the growth of pluralism Influence of individualistsSupport of the influences of middle ageSupport by Anarchists, syndicalists and Guild SyndicalistsDevelopment of internationalismDevelopment of public welfare states
3 Criticism of pluralistic theory Man will come under the various associationsWrong and narrow view regarding the functions of the stateLaws are not independent of the statw authorityDifferent associations will come into existence for bad purposespluralists lead to Anarchy
4 How to fix the boundaries of the functions of different associations Only state can settle the disputes among different associationsSovereign state is necessary to save the state from external invasionsThere is coordination among the various aspects of man’s lifeLack of uniformity among the views of pluralistsIt is impracticable to divide sovereigntyThe state is externally sovereignThis theory is dangerousFalse fear of state sovereignty
5 Value of this theory Emphasis on decentralisation Based on the principle of division of labourRecognise the value of different associationsWelcome reaction against absolute sovereignty
6 Main ideas of pluralist The state is one association like other associationsSovereignty is externally limitedSovereignty is internally limited
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8 ByDr. AMANDIP KAURDEPTT. OF POLITICAL SCIENCE,PGGCG, SEC. 11, CHANDIGARH