POLITICAL SCIENCE
-SARVESH SONAWANE
EQUALITY
WHAT IS EQUALITY?
• Equality in simple words means ‘sameness’
• The sameness may be in quality or quantity
EQUALITY IN CONTEXT TO PS
• Politically, equality
refers to sameness in
the availability and
exercise of rights,
opportuni...
DEFINITION OF EQUALITY
• Harold Laski in his work A
Grammar of Politics says
that equality “implies
fundamentally a leveli...
Equality implies the availability of
similar rights and privileges
• Equality implies the
leveling of inequities
• Equality cannot be absolute
EQUALITY
Civil Political Economic Social
CIVIL EQUALITY
• It implies equality of all
the citizens before the
law.
• Every citizen of the State
should be treated
si...
POLITICAL EQUALITY
• It implies that all citizens
should have equal access
to similar political rights.
• They may include...
ECONOMIC EQUALITY
• In recent years,
economic equality is
acquiring greater
significance than even
political equality.
• E...
SOCIAL EQUALITY
• By large and civil,
political and economic
equality enable
democracy in letter
only.
• It is social equa...
RIGHT TO EQUALITY
• Equality before law – Article 14
• Prohibition of Discrimination – Article 15
• Equality of opportunit...
CHALLENGES
• Lacuna (gap) between
law and practice
• Inadequate laws
• Unwillingness of society
to follow laws
• Lack of e...
THANK YOU
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Political Science - Equality

An overview of Equality
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  • 1. POLITICAL SCIENCE -SARVESH SONAWANE
  • 2. EQUALITY
  • 3. WHAT IS EQUALITY? • Equality in simple words means ‘sameness’ • The sameness may be in quality or quantity
  • 4. EQUALITY IN CONTEXT TO PS • Politically, equality refers to sameness in the availability and exercise of rights, opportunities and choices. • Hence in PS, the term equality is directly related to fundamental rights.
  • 5. DEFINITION OF EQUALITY • Harold Laski in his work A Grammar of Politics says that equality “implies fundamentally a leveling process. It means that no man shall be placed in society that can be overreach his neighbor to the extent which constitutes a denial of latter’s citizenship.”HAROLD LASKI
  • 6. Equality implies the availability of similar rights and privileges
  • 7. • Equality implies the leveling of inequities
  • 8. • Equality cannot be absolute
  • 9. EQUALITY Civil Political Economic Social
  • 10. CIVIL EQUALITY • It implies equality of all the citizens before the law. • Every citizen of the State should be treated similarly by the Constitution, the law and governing institutions, irrespective of race, religion, sex, caste, creed, language, views and beliefs.
  • 11. POLITICAL EQUALITY • It implies that all citizens should have equal access to similar political rights. • They may include the rights to vote, to contest elections, to voice one’s political opinion and criticize government policies, and to actively participate in governance.
  • 12. ECONOMIC EQUALITY • In recent years, economic equality is acquiring greater significance than even political equality. • Economic development, adequate employment, reasonable wages, etc.
  • 13. SOCIAL EQUALITY • By large and civil, political and economic equality enable democracy in letter only. • It is social equality that enables democracy in spirit.
  • 14. RIGHT TO EQUALITY • Equality before law – Article 14 • Prohibition of Discrimination – Article 15 • Equality of opportunity – Article 16 • Abolition of Untouchability – Article 17 • Abolition of Titles – Article 18
  • 15. CHALLENGES • Lacuna (gap) between law and practice • Inadequate laws • Unwillingness of society to follow laws • Lack of education and awareness
  • 16. THANK YOU