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DAMODARAM SANJIVYYA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY

Visakhapatnam
COURSE OUTLINE 2016-17 (ODD SEMESTER)

Title of the Subject: Political Science-I Semester: First


Name of the Faculty: Ms. T.Y. Nirmala Devi Total No. of
Hours: 65

Unit UNIT 1 No. of


No. Topic: INTRODUCTION CASES FOR REFERENCE Hours
(List of Cases are not exhaustive
Faculty may discuss or indicate
any additional Cases)
1.1 Meaning, Nature and Scope of political Science 1
1.2 Methodology political Science and allied 1
studies
1.3 Political Science and History, Economics, 1
Sociology
1.4 Political Science and Jurisprudence, Ethics 1
1.5 Political Science and Public Administration 1
UNIT 2
Topic: Approaches to Political Analysis
2.1 Traditional approach-Modern approach- Post 1
modern approach
2.2 Behavioralism- post behavioralism- 1
2.3 Systems approach, Structural functional 1
analysis
2.4 Legal approach, Input and Output approach 1
2.5 Marxist approach 1
UNIT 3
Topic: Origin of State
3.1 Theories of origin of state- Divine Right theory 1
3.2 Patriarchal and matriarchal theories 1
3.3 Social Contract theory- Thomas Hobbes, 1
3.4 Social Contract theory- John Locke and 2
J.J.Rousseau
3.5 Evolution of modern state and Post modern 1
state
UNIT 4
Topic: Elements of State
4.1 State and its elements 1
4.2 State and Sovereignty- Is sovereignty a waning 1
concept?
4.3 Austins theory of sovereignty and Pluralistic 2
Sovereignty
4.4 Sovereignty and Constitutional Law 1
4.5 Sovereignty in International Law 1
UNIT 5
Topic: Citizenship
5.1 Meaning, Nature and Scope of Citizenship 1
5.2 Methods of acquiring and losing citizenship 1
5.3 Rights and Duties of citizens 1
5.4 Classification and theories of rights 2
5.5 Human rights- Rights and duties 2

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UNIT 6
Topic: Political Concepts
6.1 Liberty, Equality and Justice 2
6.2 Philosophical foundations 1
6.3 Constitutional protection and limitations 2
6.4 Marxist view on freedom, Liberalism, Idealism, 2
Individualism
6.5 Socialism, Fascism and Imperialism 2
UNIT 7
Topic: Classical and Contemporary Political Thought
7.1 Political Theory of Classical Greece 1
7.2 Classical Hindu and Islamic concept of State 2
7.3 Liberalism and Marxist thought in India 2
7.4 Gandhism in Indian Political Thought 2
7.5 Feminism and canon of Political Thought 1
UNIT 8
Topic: Evolution Of Government
8.1 Classification of Government-Aristotle 1
8.2 Modern classification of government 1
8.3 Monarchy, Democracy and Dictatorship 2
8.4 Role of Law in Governance 1
8.5 Laissez-faire and Welfare government 1
UNIT 9
Topic: Forms of Government
9.1 Indian Constitution and Forms of Government 2
9.2 Parliamentary and Presidential, Unitary and 2
Federal forms of government
9.3 Separation of Powers and Checks and 1
Balances
9.4 Unicameral and Bicameral legislatures 1
9.5 Relation between the Judiciary and other 2
organs of the government
UNIT 10
Topic: Study of Political Processes
10.1 Political Participation and Political parties 2
10.2 Popular Control and Public Opinion 2
10.3 The Electorate and Representation 2

Books for Reference

Sl. Author Title of the Book Publisher


No.
1. Harold J. Laski Grammar of Politics Surjeet Publications

2. A.Appadorai The Substance of Politics Oxford University Press

3. A.C. Kapur Principles of Political Science S.Chand & Company Ltd

4. L.S. Rathore & Political Theory and Organisation Eastern Book Company
S.A.H.Haqqi
5. A.P. Avasthi Indian political System Lakshmi Narain Agarwal
Educational publishers
6. J.C. Johari Comparative politics Sterling Publishers Private limited

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