Code A 166
PAPER I (I Year) : Compulsory 100 Marks
POLITICAL THEORY AND THOUGHT
1. (a) What is Politics?
(b) What is Political Theory?
(c) The Relevance of Political Theory
(d) Why Study the History of Political Thought?
2. (a) Concepts: Democracy, Liberty, Equality. Justice, Rights, Identity Citizenship, Property, Civil Society, and State.
(b) Western Thought: Thinkers and Themes
i. Aristotle on Citizenship
ii Locke on Rights and Property
iii. Rousseau on Inequality
iv. J.S. Mill on Liberty and Democracy
v. Marx on State
(c) Indian Thought: Thinkers and Themes
i. Kautilya on State
ii. Gandhi on Swaraj
iii. Ambedkar on Social Justice
iv. Nehru and Lohia on Democracy
v. Periyar on Identity
3. Introducing Political Argument
(a) Understanding Political Argument
(b) Is Democracy Compatible with Economic Growth?
(c) Is Censorship Justified? d. Does Protective Discrimination Violate Principles of Fairaness?
(e) Should the State Intervene in the Institution of the Family?
Code B 166
PAPER II (II Year) . Compulsory 100 Marks
INDIAN POLITICS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
1. Approaches to the Study of Indian Politics and Nature of the State in India: Liberal, Marxist and Gandhian.
2. National Movement and its Ideological Discourse and Political Legacies.
3. Indian Constitution: Provisions and Institutional Functioning.
4. Power structure in India: Institutional and Social (Caste-Dalit-Bahujan, class, patriarchy).
5. Federalism in India in Comparative Perspective with Special Reference to Canada.
6. Party System in India in comparison with that in the U.K.
7. Human Rights in India: Rights in the Indian Constitution and Social Practices.
Comparative Study with Special Reference to Experience in China.
8. Religion in Politics: Secularism and Communalism.
9. Strategies of Development in India since Independence.
10. Social Movements:
i. Workers Movement
ii. Peasants Movement
iii. Women's Movement
iv. Environmental Movement
Code C 166
PAPER III (III Year) : Optional A 100 Marks
1. Approaches to International Relations
(a) Classical Realism: Hans Morgenthau
(b) Neo-Realism: Kenneth Waltz
(c) Neo-Liberalism: Complex Interdependence—Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye
(d) Structural Approaches
- World Systems Approach by Immanuel Wallerstein
- Dependency School by Andre Gunfire Frank
2. Cold War & Post-Cold War Era
(a) Second World War & Origins of Cold War.
(b) Phases of Cold War: First Cold War
New Cold War
End of Cold War
(c) Post Cold-War Era: U.S. Dominance Other Centres of Power (European Union, China, Russia & Japan)
3. India's Foreign Policy
(a) Basic Determinants (Historical, Geo-Political, Economic, Domestic and Strategic)
(b) India's Policy of Non-alignment
(c) India: An Emerging Power
(b) Dimensions: Economic, Political, Technological and Cultural
5. Contemporary World: Issues and Actors
(a) United Nations: Political Strengths and Weaknesses
(b) Feminist Perspective: I. Ann Tickner
(c) Global Environmental Issues
i. Depletion of Fossil Fuels
ii. Pollution (Air, Land and Water)
iii. Global Warming
v. Kyoto Protocol
Out of the two options in B.A (Programme) III Year Political Science The S.O.L. will only offer option-Ai.e. International Relations.