Syllabus of Political Science and International Relations Paper for UPPCS Main Exam- 2012

Here you can find the syllabus of Political Science and International Relations Paper for UPPCS Main examination. It is divided into various sections.

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Here you can find the syllabus of Political Science and International Relations Paper for UPPCS main examination. It is divided into various sections. Each section is important for your success in this exam. You should read the Political Science and International Relations Paper syllabus thoroughly and plan your preparation accordingly.

Political Science and International Relations


Section - A

1. Political Theory :  (1)  Nature and scope of political Science. Different approaches to the study ofPolitical Science. Traditional and contemporary- Behavioural, systemes and Marxist. (2) Nature of ModermState, Theories of Sovereignty, Power, Authority and Legitimacy. (3) Theories of Rights, Liberty, Equalityand Justice. (4) Theories of Democracy. (5) Liberalism, Socialism and Marxism. (6) Political Philolsophy:Kautilya and Manu; Plato and Aristotle; St. Thomas Acquinas and Marsiglio of Padua; Machiavelli, Hobbes,Locke and Rousseau; Montesquieu, Bentham and J.S. Mill, Hegal, T.H. Green, Herold, J. laski; Marx,Lenin and Mao Tse Tung.

Section- B

1. Government and Politics with Special Reference of India : (1) Forms of Government : Unitary andFederal, Parliamentary and Presidential. (2) Political Institutions : Legislature Executive and Judiciary,Political Parties and Pressure Groups; Electroal System; Bureaucray’s Role in Modern Government. (3)Political Process: Political Culture and Political Socialization, Modernization and political development. 4. INDIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM  (a) Rise of Indian Nationalism : Social and Political Ideas of Gokhale, Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Jinna and B.R. Ambedkar (b) Indian Constitution : Basicfeatures, Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles: The Union Government; President, Prime-Ministerand Council of Ministers, Parliament and Supreme Court; State Government, Powers and position of theGovernor, Centre- State Relations, Local Government with special reference of Panchayati Raj. (c) IndianPolitics Process : Caste in Politics, Regionalism, Linguism and Communalism, Political Parties and PressureGroups, Violence in Indian politiecs, National integration.

Paper- II

(Section- A)

1. International Relations and International Politics ; Definition, Nature and Scope. 2. Theories ofInternational Politics : The Realist, Systems, and Decision making theories. 3. Factors determiningsforeign policy; National Interest, ideology, Elements of National Power. 4. Nationalism and imperialism; Decolonization; Rise of New-Colonialism. 5. Balance of power  as foreign policy choice, its relevance inpresent tunes. 6. The Cold War: Détente; New Cola War and Current World Order. 7. The new International Economic Order and its significance & Role of International Law in Internatioal Relations. 9. Role ofDiplomacy in International Politics. 10. International Organizations the U.N. and its agencies; InternationalCourt of Justice, Role of U.N. international Relations.11. Regional Organizations ; OAS, OAU, The Arableague, SAARC, The ASEAN, The EEC and their role in International Relations. 12. Arms race : Efforts at conventional and nuclear disarmament and arms control. Impact of Nuclear Power on international Politics. 13. Nonalignment: Origin, role and its current relevance in international relation.

 Section - B

1. Foreign Policies of U.S.A., Russia and China.  2. India’s Foreign Policy and its relations with U.S.A.Russia and China. 3. India and its neighbours. 4. Zones of Regional conflict and cooperation; West Asia,South Asia and South East Asia. 5. Third World and its role international relations, North-South Dialogue, South-South Cooperation. 6. Indian Ocean: Problems and Prospects.