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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 individualists Influence of individualists Support of the influences of middle age Support of the influences of middle age Support by Anarchists, syndicalists and Guild Syndicalists Support by Anarchists, syndicalists and Guild Syndicalists Development of internationalism Development of internationalism Development of public welfare states Development of public welfare states

3 Criticism of pluralistic theory Man will come under the various associations Man will come under the various associations Wrong and narrow view regarding the functions of the state Wrong and narrow view regarding the functions of the state Laws are not independent of the statw authority Laws are not independent of the statw authority Different associations will come into existence for bad purposespluralists lead to Anarchy Different associations will come into existence for bad purposespluralists lead to Anarchy

4 How to fix the boundaries of the functions of different associations How to fix the boundaries of the functions of different associations Only state can settle the disputes among different associations Only state can settle the disputes among different associations Sovereign state is necessary to save the state from external invasions Sovereign state is necessary to save the state from external invasions There is coordination among the various aspects of man’s life There is coordination among the various aspects of man’s life Lack of uniformity among the views of pluralists Lack of uniformity among the views of pluralists It is impracticable to divide sovereignty It is impracticable to divide sovereignty The state is externally sovereign The state is externally sovereign This theory is dangerous This theory is dangerous False fear of state sovereignty False fear of state sovereignty

5 Value of this theory Emphasis on decentralisation Emphasis on decentralisation Based on the principle of division of labour Based on the principle of division of labour Recognise the value of different associations Recognise the value of different associations Welcome reaction against absolute sovereignty Welcome reaction against absolute sovereignty

6 Main ideas of pluralist The state is one association like other associations The state is one association like other associations Sovereignty is externally limited Sovereignty is externally limited Sovereignty is internally limited Sovereignty is internally limited

7 References Aggarwal R.C., Principles of Political Science, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, 1976. Aggarwal R.C., Principles of Political Science, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, 1976. 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, 1951. Garner James Wildford, Political Science and Government, The World Press Priviate LTD. Calcutta, 1951. Gauba O.P, An Introduction to Political Theory, Macmillan Publisher, Delhi, 2009. Gauba O.P, An Introduction to Political Theory, Macmillan Publisher, Delhi, 2009. Heywood Andrew, Political Theory An Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, New Yeork, 2005. Heywood Andrew, Political Theory An Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, New Yeork, 2005. Misra K.K & Iyengar Kalpana. M, Modern Political Theory, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, 1988. Misra K.K & Iyengar Kalpana. M, Modern Political Theory, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, 1988. 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, 1989. Johari J.C, Principles of Modern Political Science, Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 1989.

8 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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