Political Science & International Relations 2020
Paper-I : Syllabus Political Theory and Indian Politics Indian Government and politics
Political Theory and Indian Politics
Indian Government and politics
Paper-II: Syllabus Comparative Politics and International Relations India and the World:
Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics:
Comparative Politics and International Relations
India and the World:
Lecture Plan: Paper – I And II 1 2 3 Justice 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Constitutionalism to Mass Satyagraha 15 16 17 18 Discussion On Answer writing Assignments 5 and 6 Answer Writing Assignment 7 Answer Writing Assignment 8 19 Discussion On Answer writing Assignments 7 Discussion On Answer writing Assignments 8 21 22 23 24 Answer Writing Assignment 9 Answer Writing Assignment 10 26 27 28 Answer writing Assignment Discussion 9 and 10 Nehruvian and Gandhian Perspectives 29 30 31 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 Non-aligned Movement 43
Lecture No. Topic Subtopic Introduction Political Science and International Relations Discussion on last three years papers Paper – I & Paper – II Political Theory Meaning and approaches; Theories of state: Liberal, Neoliberal. Political Theory Marxist, Pluralist, post-colonial and Feminist Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of Justice & its communitarian Critique Equality Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom Affirmative action Rights Meaning and theories, different kinds of rights, concept of human rights. Democracy Classical and contemporary theories, different models of democracy- representative Assignment -1 Answer Writing Assignment – 1 Assignment – 2 Answer Writing Assignment – 2 Assignments Discussion on the Answer writing Assignments Democracy representative, participatory and deliberative; Concept of power: hegemony, ideology and legitimacy. Political Ideologies Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism Political Ideologies Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism Indian Political thought Dharmashastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist tradition. Indian Political Thought Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi Indian Political Thought Dr B R Ambedkar, MN Roy Western Political Thought Plato and Aristotle. Western Political Thought Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. Western Political thought John S. Mill, Karl Marx, Gramsci and Hannah Arendt Assignment -3 Answer Writing Assignment – 3 Assignment – 4 Answer Writing Assignment – 4 Assignment – 5 Answer Writing Assignment – 5 Assignment – 6 Answer Writing Assignment – 6 Indian Nationalism- Political Strategies of India’s freedom struggle Cooperation Non-cooperation, Civil disobedience Movements Militant and revolutionary movements, peasant and worker movements. Indian Nationalism Perspectives on Indian national movement Indian Nationalism Liberal, Socialist and Marxist, Radical Humanist and Dalit. Making of the Indian Constitution Legacies of the British Rule, different social and political perspectives. Discussion on Assignments Discussion On Answer writing Assignments 3 and 4 Assignment -5,6 Assignment -7 Assignment – 8 Assignment – 7 (Discussion) Assignment – 8 (discussion) 20 Salient features of the Indian Constitution Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, DPSP. Basic Structure Doctrine Parliamentary system and amendment procedures, Judicial review and Basic Structure Doctrine. Principal organs of Union Government Envisaged role and actual
working of Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court.
Principal organs of State Government Envisaged role and actual working
of Executive, Legislature and High Courts.
Grassroots Democracy Panchayati Raj and Municipal Governments;
Significance of 73rd and 74th amendments; Grassroots movements.
Statutory Institutions Election Commission, UPSC, CAG and Finance Commission Statutory Institutions National Commission for STs, National Commission for SCs, 25 National Commission National Commission for Women, NHRC, minorities, National Commission for backward classes. Federalism Constitutional Provisions, changing nature of centre-state
relations, integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations, inter-state disputes.
Assignment – 9 Assignment – 10 Assignment – 9 &10 (discussion) Planning and Economic development Economic Reforms Role of planning and public sector, Green revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations, liberalization and economic reforms. Indian Politics Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics. Party System National and regional political parties, ideological and
social bases of parties, Patterns of coalition politics
Legislators Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour, changing socio-economic profile of legislators. 32 Social Movements Civil liberties and human rights movements, Movements women’s movements, environmentalist movements Assignment – 11 Answer writing Assignment 11 Assignment – 12 Answer writing Assignment 12 Comparative Politics Nature and major approaches, Political Economy and political sociology perspectives, Limitations of the comparative method. State in comparative perspective Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and advanced industrial and developing societies. Politics of representation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies 36 Globalisation Responses from developed and developing societies. Approaches to study of International Relations Idealist, Realist, Marxist,
Functionalist and Systems theory.
Key Concepts in International Relations National interest, security and power, Balance of power and deterrence, Transational actors and collective security, World capitalist economy and globalisation. Key Concepts in International Relations National interest, security and
power, Balance of power and deterrence, Transational actors and collective security, World capitalist economy and globalisation. (…contd.)
Changing International Political Order Rise of super powers, Strategic and ideological bipolarity, arms race and cold war, Nuclear threat. Non-aligned Movement aims and achievements; Collapse of Soviet union Unipolarity and American hegemony, Relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world. Assignment -13 Answer Writing Assignment 13 Assignment -14 Answer Writing Assignment 14 Assignment – 15 Answer Writing Assignment 15 41 Assignment – 13,14,15 (discussion) Answer Writing Discussion 13,14 & 15 42 Evolution of International Economic system Evolution of International Economic system: From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual economic Assistance). Globalisation Third world demand for new international economic order, Globalisation of world economy. United Nations United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record, Specialised UN
agencies- aims and functioning, need for UN reforms
Regionalisation of World Politics EU, ASEAN, APEC, AARC, NAFTA. 44 Contemporary Global Concerns Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice terrorism, nuclear proliferation. Contemporary Global concerns Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice terrorism, nuclear proliferation. 45 Indian Foreign Policy Determinants of foreign policy, the institutions of
policy-making; Continuity and change.
India’s Contribution India’s Contribution to the Non-Aligned Movement, different phases and current role. Assignment -16 Answer Writing Assignment 16 Assignment – 17 Answer Writing Assignment 17 Assignment -18 Answer writing Assignment 18 Assignment – 19 Answer writing Assignment 19 46 Assignment -16,17,18,19 Answer Writing Assignment Discussion 16 17 18 & 19 47 India and South Asia Regional co-operation: SAARC- past performance
and future prospects; South Asia as a free trade area.
Look East Policy India’s “Look East Policy”. 48 Impediments of regional co-operation River water disputes, illegal cross border migration, Ethnic conflicts and insurgencies, Border disputes. India and the global South Relations with Africa and Latin America,
Leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.
49 India and global Centres of power USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia. India and the UN system Role in UN-peace keeping, Demand for permanent seat in Security Council. 50 India and the Nuclear Question Changing perceptions and policy. Recent developments in Indian Foreign policy India’s position on recent crises in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with US and Israel; Vision of a new world order. Assignment – 20 Answer Writing Assignment 20 Assignment -21 Answer Writing Assignment 21 51 Assignment – 20 & 21 Answer Writing Assignment Discussion 20 and 21
Schedule of days, time and duration will be adhered to. However there may be fluctuation due to requirement of syllabus coverage, availability of faculty or other unforeseen circumstances. But it is ensured that the syllabus will be covered within time frame.
Schedule of each week will be forwarded in advance to student portal.
Assignments will be forwarded to each student at their respective portal. Thereafter discussion will be held as per schedule. There will not be any evaluation of assignments.
Test Series will be scheduled as per the syllabus coverage to enable the students to have proper assessment of their performance. Each test paper will be forwarded to students at their respective portal. Students are required to submit scanned copy of their answer sheets for evaluation. Evaluated copy of answer sheets will be forwarded as softcopy followed by discussion in virtual class.
Constitutionalism to Mass Satyagraha
Discussion On Answer writing Assignments 5 and 6
Answer Writing Assignment 7
Answer Writing Assignment 8
Discussion On Answer writing Assignments 7
Discussion On Answer writing Assignments 8
Answer Writing Assignment 9
Answer Writing Assignment 10
Answer writing Assignment Discussion 9 and 10
Nehruvian and Gandhian Perspectives