SYLLABUS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE

1. Political Theory (Book: Andrew Heywood)
1.1Concepts – Politics, Political Science, Political Theory, Political Thought,
Political Ideology, Political Philosophy
1.2Political Theory – Meaning, Nature, concerns, decline, resurgence since
1970s, approaches
1.3Definition, meaning, elements, and Theories of the State – Liberal,
Neoliberals, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and Feminist
1.4Justice, Rawl’s theory of Justice and its communitarian critique, Social
Justice
1.5Equality
1.6Rights
1.7Duties
1.8Citizenship
1.9Liberty
1.10 Democracy
1.11 Secularism
1.12 Individualism
1.13 Franchise and Methods of Representation
1.14 Sovereignty: Austin’s theory, Pluralist theory
1.15 Concept and role – Power,Authority, Hegemony, Ideology, Legitimacy
1.16 Political Ideologies – Idealism, Anarchism, Liberalism, Socialism,
Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism, Feminism, Behaviouralism, Postbehaviouralism, Church-state relationship, Theory of Two swords,
Authoritarianism, New Freudianism, Existentialism, Modernism, Postmodernism:Michael Focoult, Imperialism, Communitarianism,
Environmentalism, Orientalism, Multiculturalism, Social Democracy,
Libertarianism,
1.17 Indian Political thought – Manu, Bhishma, Sukra, Kautilya & Shanti
Parva, Dharamshastra, Arthashastra, Nitishastra and Buddhist tradition,
Syed Ahmed Khan, Aurobindo, Gandhi, Ambedkar, MN Roy, Joy Prakash
Ambedkar, Savarkar, Gokhale, Govind ranade, Raja Ram Mohan Roy,
Vivekanada, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Jawaharlal Nehru, BG Tilak, JM
Neharu, Jay Prakash narain, Madan Mohan Malviya, Dayanand Saraswati,
Thiruvalluvar, Deen Dayal Upadhayay, Gayatri Spivak and Chandra
Mohanty, Hayek, Popper, Russell, Oakshott
1.18 Western Political Thought – Hammurabi, Confuciuss, Socrates, Mozi,
Xenophon, Diogenes of Sinope, Aeschines, Mencius, Xun Zi, Saint
Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Bodin, Marsiglio of Padua, Herbert Spencer,
Cicero, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, John S. Mill,
Bentham, Harold Laski, Hegel, Marx, Green, Lenin, Mao, Gramsci, Rawls,
Nozic, Communitarians, Hannah Arendt, Thoreau, Friedrick Nietzsche,
Georges Sorel, Eduard Bernstein, Bunde Veblen, John Dewey, Weber, Sun
Yat-sen, August Comte, David Ricardo, Adam Smith, Kant, Frederick the
Great, David Hume, Thomas Carlyle, Arthur Schopenhauer, Charles
Fourier, Benjamin Constant, Malthus, Henri de Saint Simon, William

4. 3.1 Definition. Comparative Politics 2.14 Revolution: Theories and types 2. David Easton. origin Nature. Poulentzas 1. structural-functional. Foucault.3Major approaches – traditional. Third World Political Theory Nature and Content of Third World Political Theory Gandhi Mao Zedong Frantz Fanon Che Guevara Amilcar Cabral Kwame Nkrumah Julius Nyerere 2. Evolution and Limitation of Comparative Politics 2. Marxist currents: Mao-Tse-Tung. 5. Baruch Spinoza. Noam Chomsky.The critique of Bourgeois Civilization: Marcuse and Macpherson. Mohammad Ali Jinnah.5State in Comparative politics – characteristics and changing nature in capitalist and socialist economies. Electoral system. 7. Legislative.Political Socialization.4Constitutionalism – concepts. interest groups.15 Dependency: Development. and advanced industrialist and developing societies 2.10 Bureaucracy – types and roles 2. pressure groups. and underdevelopment 2. Pressure groups. practice.8Organs of govt: Executive.12 Elitist theory of democracy 2. Guevara. social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies 2.16 Judicial review. problems and limitations 2. Authority and Legitimacy 2. Judiciary – their interrelationship in comparative perspective 2. Sigmund Freud. role of opposition. 2. Montesqieu. Civil Disobidience.2Political economy and political sociology perspectives of Comparative politics 2.7Forms of govt: Unitary-federal. 2. Thomas Paine. systems and Marxist 2. rule of law. James Harrington.19 1. Emile Kurkheim. Thomas Jefferson. Francis Bacon.6Politics of representation and participation – Political parties.Godwin. Althusser. Interest groups. Political Culture.9Party system. peasants and workers movement . meaning. 6. Fanon. Parliamentary-Presidential 2. Political Modernization. Voltaire. Walter Benjamin.13 Power. Political Elite 2. 8. INDIAN GOVT AND POLITICS 1. Political Communication. James Madison. Scope.11 Political development. separation of power 3. Non cooperation. Militant and revolutionary movements. Muhammad ibn Abd-al Wahhab. Indian Nationalism and National Movement – constitutionalism to mass satyagraha.

Election System in India 19. Practice and Problem in India. Basic Structure Doctrine. Radical. VP. State Government – Governor.ICAI. Panchayati Raj Institutions and Municipal Government. CCI etc 10.economic. Union Government – President. Judicial Review. religion. ethnicity.Central Administrative Tribunal and administrative law in India 14. trends in electoral behavior. role of planning and public sector. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY 4. 20. Grassroot Democracy. political perspectives & ideological bases 4. UT-Centre relations. FCI. CVC. Legacies of British Rule. Attorney General etc 12. Armed forces tribunal. ideological and social bases of parties. Executive and High Court 7. Caste.Constitutional Institutions – UPSC. Features of Indian Constitution: Preamble. Working of the Legislature.Planning and Economic development – nehruvian and gandhian perspective. Significance of the 73rd and 74th Amendment.Federalism: Theory. IWAI. 15. green revolution. different social. 5. Central Administrative Tribunal. interest groups. CAG.Social Movement: Civil Liberties & Human Rights Movement.RBI. changing socio-economic profiles of legislators. Working of the Legislature.Judicial Activism.Quasi-Judicial Institutions – National Green tribunal. Marxist. Planning Commission. Socialist. CM. Parliamentary System. CIC. 4. NHAI. Women’s Peasant. Casteism. DPSPs. Constitutional Provisions. integrationist tendencies & demands of autonomy and separation. pressure groups. Regulatory Institutions – TRAI. dalit and regional issues. Dalit. NDC. public opinion.2. SIC etc 11. problems of nation-building and integration 18. NCSC. Council of Ministers. land reforms and agrarian relations. and dalit 3. inter-state dispute. Corruption and Criminalisation etc. and military law in India 13. subaltern. PM. centre-state dispute. NCST. SPSC. Statutory Institutions – NITI Aayog. Regionalism. Humanist. SECI. Perspectives on Indian National Movement – Liberal. patterns of coalition politics. Making of the Indian Constitution. Environmentalist etc. ECI.Armed Forces tribunal. Executive and Supreme Court 6. Communalism. NGRC. UGC.Heartland and Rimland . IDRA. Problems of the Indian Political System: Linguism. PIL etc 16.Class. Emerging Trends in Centre-State relations. Fundamental Duties.1Theories of political geography . NCW etc 9. Judicial Reforms. Fundamental Rights. Constitution as an instrument of socioeconomic change. Election Commission and Electoral reforms. media. Amendment.Party System: National and regional political parties. Terrorism. liberalization and 1991 economic reforms 17. Grassroot movements 8. Working.

PUBLIC FINANCE AND POLITICAL ECONOMY 5. Problems of Centre-State Financial relations in India 5. investment and growth 5.2The Public Budgets – Kinds of Budgets.Regional States during Gupta Era 7. burden and its management 5. Kushanas. Geographic Influences on Voting pattern. 4. Mauryan Empire 9. Vatakas and Vardhanas 12.Guptas. incidence and effects of taxation. Zero-base budgeting. Role of Geography in History 3.8Public debt – Sources.3Theories of public expenditure – effects on savings. Private.4. types. Indus Valley Civilization 5. Period of Mahajanapadas 8. Post-Mauryan Period(Indo-Greeks. Sakas. Public and Merit Goods 5.14 Union-State Financial relations – Horizontal and vertical imbalances. 4. Gerrymandering. Sources of Indian History 2. Western Kshatrapas) 10. Ancient Indian History 1. effects.1Role of Govt in Economic activity – Allocation. Aryans and Vedic Period 7.11 Union Finance – Trends in Revenue and Expenditure of the Government of India 5. Geography of Representation.2Electoral Geography – Geography of Voting. Megalithic Culture 6.4Burden of public debt 5. balanced budget multiplier 5. elasticity and buoyancy.7Public Revenue – Different approaches to the division of tax burden.Early State & Society in Eastern India.12 State Finance – Trends in Revenue and Expenditure of the State Governments 5. different concepts of budget deficits.9Fiscal federalism – Theory and problems. distribution and stabilization functions. Pre-History and Proto-History 4.6Theories of Taxation. Disputes and Conflicts Related to Forest Rights and Minerals.10 Fiscal Policy – Neutral and compensatory and functional finance.5Public Expenditure – Hypothesis. compensation and rehabilitation: with reference to Dams and Special Economic Zones 5.4Politics of Displacement: Issues of relief. ownership pattern and debt management 5.15 Fiscal reforms in India 6.3Political Geography of Resource Conflicts – Water Sharing Disputes. Deccan & South India 11. incidence and effects 5. effects and evaluation 5. the Finance Commissions 5.13 Public Debt – India’s Public Debt since 1951 – growth composition. taxable capacity 5. Budgets of the Union Government of India 5. Medieval Indian History .

Imperialism and Colonialism 6. Classical Realism 3.1. Factors leading to Birth of Nationalism 9. World after WW2 10. Nation-State System 5.Caste and Ethnicity after 1947 15. Industrialization 4. Early Medieval Period(750-1200) 2.Liberation from Colonial Rule 11.Economic Development & Political Change 9. British Expansion of the British Raj 3. World War I 8. Modern World History 1. Origins of Modern State 3. VARIANTS OF NEOREALISM: OFFENSIVE. 14th Century 5. Akbar 7. Neo-realism 4.Constitutional Development 1858-1935 11.Unification of Europe 13. World War 2 9. Enlightenment and Modern Ideas 2.Politics of Separatism 13. Early Structure of the British Raj 4. Rational choice theory . Economy and Society in the 16th and 17th Century 9. Social and Cultural Developments 6. Rise of Gandhi 10. Modern Indian History 1. European Penetration of India 2. NEOCLASSICAL AND HEGEMONIC REALISM 5. Culture in the Mughal Empire 10. DEFENSIVE. Indian Response to British Rule 8.Disintegration of USSR and the Rise of the Unipolar World 10. Social and Religious Reforms 7. 13th Century 4. Cultural Traditions in India(750-1200) 3.Consolidation of a Nation 14. Introduction to International Relations 2. International Relations Theory 1. Economic Impact of British Colonial Rule 5. CLASSICAL POLITICAL THEORY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 6. 15th and early 16th Century 6.Other Strands in National Movement 12.18th Century 8. Liberalism 7.Decolonization and Underdevelopment 12. Revolution and Counter-Revolution 7. Mughal Empire in the 17th Century 8.

IR Theory and the third world 15.Advanced Political Theory: Look down 18. 19. Liberal Institutionalism(GS/CI/LI Approach) 23. Marxism 9.8.Political Realism/ Structural Realism/ Classical Realism 20.Constructivism 11.Feminism 12.Post-colonialism 16. English School 10.Normative theory and International ethics 17.Constructivism 26.Idealism 22.Post-structuralism and Post-modernism 14.Neo-marxism and critical theory 13.The English School .Post-liberalism 25.Global Society.Liberalism 24. Interdependence.Subaltern Realism 21.

Empire 57.Post-modernism 34.Neo-liberalism 30.Behaviouralism 44.Dependency Approach 32.Neorealism 63.Capitalism 68.War 64.Complex Interdependence 38.Marxism and Critical theory 29.National Power concept 74.Positivism 45.Revolutionism-Kantian 49.Diplomacy 65.Third World Perspective 55.Communism 72.Social Constructivism 37.System Approach 31.Functionalism 50.The Green theory 39.Foundationalism 42.Security 61.Modernism 33.Utilitarianism 53.Industrial Military Complex 75.Cosmopolitanism 62.Post-structuralism 47.Sovereignty 58.Post-Gramscianism 36.Post-realism 41.Structuralism 46.Rationalism-Grotian 48.Anti-Foundationalism 43.Prisoner’s dilemma 70.What is International Relations? 60.Orientalism 40.Deconstructionism 66.Transgender Perspective 54.Levels of Analysis Approach 76.Balance of Power concept .Nationalism concept 73.27.International Regionalism 69.National Interest 59.Post-colonialism 52.Feminism 28.Colonialism 51.Socialism 71.Imperialism 67.Power 56.Gramscianism 35.

Origin. International Law 14. Indian Defense Establishments 6. South East Asia 22. Geopolitics. US. Nature. Development.IR Theory beyond the West 81. West Asia 5.Islamic Thought and International Relations 11. 2.Security Dilemma 78.Ancient Indian Thought and International Relations 85.Non-Alignment 80.Ancient Chinese Thought and International Relations 84. East Asia 7. DEFENCE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES 1. International Security and Terrorism 21. Russia and CAS 6. Indian Military History 24. Europe 4. Strategic Studies 5.77. National Security 3. 12. Africa 3. Limitations. International Politics 1. Area Studies 1. and Latin America 2. Scope. Diaspora and Migration 19. Globalization and Multiculturalism 15. Gender and Human Rights 20. Norms and Identity in World Politics Globalization & the State International System. Indian Foreign Policy. Definition. International Organization 13. Military Geography 2.Normative Theory 79. GEOGRAPHY International Politics Theoretical Aspects of International Relations Advanced International Relations Theory Theories of International Political Economy Realism and World Politics Culture. Indian National Security 4. International Trade 16.Post-Positivism 83. Features and Characteristics. Meaning. India and the World 17.Anarchy 82. Canada. Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics . Geo-economics and Resources 18. INTERNATIONAL TRADE 23.

Geocultural Aspect v. Historical Aspect vi. Africa and the world iv.Patterns of Change and Development in International Politics Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy International Organization Theoretical Issues in International Organization International Economic and Financial Organizations International Regional Organizations Development of International Organization UN and Global Problems India and International Organizations India and the United Nations Globalization of Human Rights Great Powers in the International System Diplomacy and Disarmament Studies Origin and Evolution of Contemporary Diplomacy International Negotiation-Theory & Practice Economic and Military Dimensions of Diplomacy International Business Negotiations International Environmental Negotiations India and Disarmament Science. Economic Aspects . African Studies – i. Political Aspects viii. Colonialism in Africa vii. Processes and Problems Third World Diplomacy Political Geography Concepts and Issues in Geopolitics Geopolitics: Theories and Issues Political Geography Advanced Political Geography The Oceans and Politics Geography and Politics of Sustainable Development Political Geography of South East Asia 1. Technology & National Security Contemporary Issues in International Security Strategies of Peace and War Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution National Security and International Relations Peace and War in the Nuclear Age Arms Race. The end of the European empires ii. Arms Control and Disarmament Superpower Diplomacy: Structures. The French and the Maghrib iii.

Developments in Post-Independence Period iv. Myanmar. Singapore.Africa xiii.Post-Soviet Russia 11. Timor. Ideologies in Africa xii. Thailand. Russian and Central Asian Studies a. Federated Yugoslavia 4. Foreign Policy of South East Asian Countries 3. Erst While USSR and Post-Soviet Russia i. Colonialism and Nationalism iii. South East Asia(Vietnam. Cambodia. Western Europe ii. Soviet Period from lenin and stalin ii. Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev 9. Malaysia. Mikhail Gorbachev 10. Africa and the World xi. Laos.ix. Social Aspects x. Indonesia. Basic features of the region ii. . European Studies i. Central and Eastern Europe iii. Philippines. Brunei) i. Govt and Politics in N. Development Strategies in Sub-saharan Africa 2.