Political Science Syllabus UPSC Main Examination 2020

Political Science Syllabus UPSC Main Examination 2020

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Political Science Syllabus UPSC Main Examination 2020

Candidates can check the Syllabus of politics and diplomacy paper for the UPSC Main Examination here. It is divided into several sections. Each section is crucial to their success in this section. Students are advised to thoroughly study and tailor the syllabus of political science and international relations papers.

Paper – I

Political Theory and Indian Politics

1. The meaning and approach of political philanthropy
 
2. Principles of state: Liberal, neoliberal, Marxist, pluralist, post-colonialist and feminist.
 
3. Justice: The concept of justice with Rawl’s theory of justice and its particular reference to the Communist critics.
 
4. Equality: social, political and economic; The relationship between equality and freedom; Positive Action. 5. Rights: Meaning and Fine; Different types of rights; The concept of human rights.
 
6. Democracy: Classical and Contemporary Theory; Different models of democracy – representative, participatory and thoughtful.
 
7. The notion of power, authority, ideology and legitimacy. 8. Political Ideology: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhiism and Feminism.
 
9. Indian Political Thought: Theology, Economics and Buddhist Traditions; Sir Saud Ahmad Khan, Mr. Oba Robindo, M.K. Gandhi, BR Ambedkar, M. N. Opinion
 
10. Western political views: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbs, Locke, John, SS. Mill, Marcus, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
 
 

Government and politics of India

1. Indian Nationalism: The Political Strategies of India’s Freedom Struggle: Collective Satyagraha, Non-Communalism, Civil Disobedience; The militant and revolutionary movement, the peasant and therefore the trade union movement. Perspectives on the Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist, and Marxist; Radical humanists and Dalits.
 
2. Constitution of Indian Constitution: The legacy of British rule; different social and political perspectives.
 
3. Highlights of the Indian Constitution: Proposed, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary system and amendment procedures; Judicial Review and Fundamentals of Basic Theory.
 
4. Regional Institutions of the Central Government: The role and actual work of the Executive, Assembly and Supreme Court were conceived. Principal members of the state government: the role of the executive, the legislature and the high courts and the actual work envisaged.
 
5. Land Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; Importance of the 73rd and 74th Amendments; Ground movement.
 
6. Static Institution; Scenario / Commission: Election Commission, Controller, and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission, National Minority Commission, National Musical Instruments Commission.
 
7. Medicalism: constitutional provision; The changing nature of central-state relations; Integrationist trends and regional aspirations; inter-state dispute
 
8. Planning and Economic Development: Nehruvian and Gandhian Approach; The role of designing and therefore the public sector; revolution, reform, and agricultural relations; Liberalization and economic reforms.
 
9. Caste, religion, and caste in Indian politics. 3 10. Party System: The ideological and social basis of national and regional political parties, parties; Patterns of alliance politics; Pressure groups, election behavior trends; Changing a socioeconomic profile of legislators.
 
11. Social Movement: Civil liberties and human rights movement; Movement wave of conditions; Environmentalist movement
 

Paper-II

 

Comparative Politics and International Relations

1. Comparative Politics: Nature and Influential Perspectives; Access to political economy and political sociology; Comparison method limits.
 
2. State in comparative perspective: the characteristics of the state and the nature of the capital and socialist economies, and in the advanced industrial and development societies.
 
3. Politics of Representation and Involvement: Social movements in political parties, pressure groups and in advanced industrial and development societies.
 
4. Globalization: Reactions of Developed and Developing Societies.
 
5. Access to the study of international relations: idealistic, realistic, Marxist, working and system theory.
 
6. Key Concepts in International Relations: National Interest, Security and Power; Balance of power and detention; International actors and collective security; World capitalism and globalization.
 
7. Changing the international political system: the increase of superpowers; strategic and ideological bilinguals, arms race and the Cold War; Nuclear Threat; Non-Al-Movement: Goals and Achievements; Of the Soviet Union; Solidarity and American sovereignty; Non-alliance relations in the contemporary world.
 
8. Development of the international economic system: from Bretton Woods to the WTA; The Socialist Economy and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World Demand for New International Economic System; Globalization of the global economy.
 
9. UN: Myth and Role Records; UN Special Agencies – Targets and Functional; United Nations reforms are needed
10. Regionalization of world politics: European Union, ASEAN, OPEC, SAARC, NAFTA.
 
11. Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, Human Rights, Environment, Gender Justice, Terrorism, Nuclear Dissemination.


India and the World:

 
1. Indian Foreign Policy: The determinants of foreign policy; Policymaking organizations; Continuity and change.
 
2. India’s contribution to the non-aligned movement: different stages; Current Role
 
3. India and South Asia: Regional Cooperation: SAARC as a “Past Performance and Future Prospects”. South Asia as a Free Trade Area. India’s “Look East” policy. Impact of regional cooperation: river water dispute; Illegal cross-border migration; Racial conflict and rebellion; Border dispute.
 
4. India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; Leadership Role in Demand for NIEEA and WTA Talks
 
5. India and the center of global power: United States, European Union, Japan, China and Russia.
 
6. India and the United Nations System: The United Nations Role in Peace; Demand for a permanent seat in the Security Council.
 
7. India and nuclear questions: change and policy change.
 
8. Recent developments in Indian foreign policy: Recent crises in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, India’s position on growing relations with India and the United States and Israel; Visions of a New World Order.

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