What is the Relevance of Political Theory in the Contemporary World?

Relevance of Political Theory in the Contemporary World

The relevance of political theory can be derived from the purpose it serves or supposed to serve and the task performed by it.

Political theory is a form of all embracing system of values which a society adopts as its ideal with a view to understand the political reality and it necessary to change it to involves speculation at higher level about the nature of good life, the political institutions appropriate for its realization to what end the state is directed and how it should be constituted to achieve those ends.

The relevance of political theory lies in providing the moral criteria that ought to be used to judge the ethical worth of a political state and to propose alternative political arrangements and practices likely to meet the moral standards.

The relevance of political theory lies in providing:

  1. A description of the political phenomena
  2. A non scientific explanation
  3. Proposals for the selection of political goals and political action
  4. Moral judgement.

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