Debarshi Khamrui’s book, “Political Systems of the UK, USA, USSR, France, Switzerland, and PRC in a Comparative Perspective” is an insightful and comprehensive analysis of the political systems of some of the most prominent countries in the world. The author has provided an in-depth analysis of the constitutions, laws, judicial systems, and political structures of each of these countries, along with a comparative analysis of their respective political systems.
The book begins with a thorough examination of the British Constitution, including conventions, the rule of law, and law-making procedures. The author has also provided a comparative analysis of citizen’s rights in the UK, USA, France, and PRC. The section on party systems in the UK and USA is particularly interesting, providing an insight into the differences and similarities between the political systems of these two countries.
The section on the US Political System provides a bird’s eye view of the American political system, including a comparison between the American President and the British Prime Minister. The author has also provided a comparative analysis of the American President and the British King, along with a discussion of the American Senate and the upper houses of other countries. The section on the judicial systems of America, Britain, and China is also informative and provides a detailed comparison of the different judicial systems.
The section on the Russian Political System provides a concise and effective discussion of the political system of Russia, including a comparative discussion of the American and Russian federations, along with a comparison of the powers and functions of the Russian and American Presidents.
The section on the French Political System provides an in-depth study of the French political system, including a comparison between the French President and the American President. The author has also provided a comparative discussion of the French Prime Minister and the British Prime Minister, along with a comparison between the French Cabinet and British Cabinet.
The section on the Swiss Political System provides a concise and effective study of the Swiss political system, including a comparison between Swiss and American federalism, a comparison between the Swiss Federal Council and the British Cabinet, and a comparison between the Swiss Federal Tribunal and the American Supreme Court.
The section on the Political System of the PRC provides an elaborate discussion on the political system of China, including a discussion of the fundamental rights and duties of Chinese citizens, the standing committee of the National People’s Congress, and the role of the Chinese Communist Party.
The book also includes short answer type questions according to the CBCS system of universities, along with a question bank at the end of each chapter. This feature makes the book particularly useful for students of comparative politics and those who wish to crack competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, and Civil Services.
Overall, Debarshi Khamrui’s “Political Systems of the UK, USA, USSR, France, Switzerland, and PRC in a Comparative Perspective” is an excellent resource for anyone interested in understanding the political systems of these countries. The author’s thorough analysis and comparative approach make the book both informative and insightful, while the question bank and short answer type questions make it a useful study tool for students. Highly recommended.