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POLTICAL SCIENCE

PAPER I

Time Allowed: 3 Hours                                                                       Maximum Marks: 300

 

Note:

(i) Answers must be written in English.

 

(ii) Number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question.

 

(iii) Part/Parts of the same question must be answered together and should not be

interposed between answers to other questions.

 

(iv) Candidates should attempt Q. Nos. 1 and 5 which are compulsory and any three

out of the remaining questions, selecting at least one question from each Section.

 

SECTON A

 

         1.   Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words:

 

(i)                   “Human consciousness postulates liberty, liberty involves      

              rights, rights demands he state”.                                                         Green

 

(ii)                 “Imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism”.                           Lenin

 

(iii)                “Justice is equal distribution of inequalities”.                                 John rawls

 

(iv)               “If a determinate human superior not in the habit of obedience

  to a like superior receives habitual obedience from the bulk of

  a given society, then that superior is a sovereign in that society 

  and the society including the sovereign is a society political

  and independent”.                                                                      John Austin

 

2.       Examine the contribution of behaviourism to the study of Political Science.60

 

3.       Distinguish between classical liberalism and neo liberalism in the light of major neo liberal trends.                                                   60

 

4.       Write a critical essay on the monistic and pluralistic analysis of sovereignty.60

 

SECTION B

 

5.       Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each : 60

 

(i)                   Structural Function Approach;

(ii)                 Committed Bureaucracy;

(iii)                Political Modernization;

(iv)               Political Culture.

 

6.       Write a critical essay on the nationalist thought of Gokhale and Tilak. 60

                               

                7.   Discuss the principal challenges to Indian Policy today.                       60

 

8.  Examine the principal features of party system as identification by Michels and

     Duverger.                                                                                          60

 

 

POLTICAL SCIENCE

PAPER II

Section A

Time Allowed  3 hours                                                                                     Maximum Marks: 300

Note:

Answer must be written in English. Candidates should attempt questions 1and 5 which are compulsory and any three out of the remaining questions, selecting at least one question from each Section. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question. Parts of the same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

 

 

1.       Comment on any thereof the following in not more than 200 words each:

                               

(a)       Game Theory;

(b)       The Concept of Collective Security;

(c)        SAARC;

(d)       WTO.                                                                                                            60

 

2.       Analyse the role of diplomacy as an instrument of peace in the  nuclear age                                                                                                        60

 

3.       Make an assessment of the contribution of the United Nations to Decolonization with special reference to South West Africa.        60

 

4.       Write a critical essay on the origins of the Cold War and its impact on the nature of

international policies.                                                  60

 

SECTION B

 

5.       Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

 

(i)                   Nuclear Missile Defence;

(ii)                 India and ASEAN;

(iii)                Collective Self reliance;

(iv)               India’s Nuclear Doctrine.                                                                   60

 

6.    Discuss the role of the United States in the Balkan crisis     60

 

7.    Examine the salient features of the Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold

War.                                                                                               60

 

8.       Critically analyse India’s policy towards China in recent years with special reference to its relations with Nepal and Pakistan.         60

 

PAPER A

Section I

 

1.       Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

 

(i)                   “Man is born free; every where he is in chains”.

(ii)                 “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, plain and pleasure” Bentham.

(iii)                The history of all hither to existing society is the history of class struggles”                                    Karl Marx

(iv)               That no movement can be durable without a stable organisation of leaders to maintain continuity”.                   Lenin      60

 

2.       Critically examine Plato’s Ideal state.                     60

 

3.       Examine Pluralistic theory of  Sovereignty.                           60

 

4.       “Fascism came because of economic crises in Capitalism”. Critically evaluate.60

 

Section B

 

5.       Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

(i)                   Role of pressure groups,

(ii)                 Politics of development in Afro Asian societies,

(iii)                Directive Principles of State Policy,

(iv)               Judicial Review.                           60

 

6.       Clearly explain the main political ideas of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. 60

7.       What is the position of Jammu and Kashmir within the framework of federal system of India?               60

8.       Write a critical essay on the role of caste on Indian politics.              60

 

PAPER II

Section A

1.       Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

(a)     Balance of power,

(b)     Pax American,

(c)     ASEAN,

(d)     Cultural Imperialism.                           60

 

2.       Give a critical assessment of the Realist approach to international relation.60

 

3.        Define foreign policy and discuss its determinants.             60

 

4.       The role and relevance of NAM  has changed in the contemporary Work. Critically discuss.                                     60

 

Section B

 

5.       Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

 

(i)                   Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT),

(ii)                    

 

6.       Discuss the impact of Afro Asian, resurgence on international affairs. 60

 

7.       Critically examine India’s relations with U.S.A     60

 

 

PAPER I

Section A

1.       Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:   60

 

(a)     “Justice consists in minding your business and not interfering with other people”.                                (Plato)                   

(b)     “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters pain and pleasures”. (Bentham)

(c)     “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle”.

(d)     “It would be of lasting benefit to Political Science if the whole concept of  State sovereignty were surrendered”. (Laski)

 

2.       Political Science begins and ends with the State Discuss.    60

 

3.       “Liberty and Equality are the two contradictory concepts equally dear to the human mind”. Comment.                               60

 

4.       Evaluate the  contribution of Locke to history of Political Thoughts.

 

Section B

 

5.       Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each: 60

(a)     Proportional Representation.

(b)     “Freedom is my birth right and I will have it”.      (Tilak)

(c)     “Indian Constitution is quasi federal”

(d)     Party system in J & K.

 

6.       Analyse the concept of Political Socialisation. What are the main agents of Socialisation?               60

 

7.       Discuss the significance of the Directive Principles of State Policy embodied in the Indian Constitution in the light of the leading judicial decisions.               60

 

8.       Examine the role of caste in Indian politics.                                 60

 

 

PAPER II

Section A

 

  1. Comment on any there of the following in not more than 200 words each:           60

(a)     “The basic fact of international life is the sovereign equality of all states”.

(b)      The Concept of Balancer.

(c)     New International Economic Order.

(d)     ASEAN.

  1. Analyse the concept of ‘National Interest’ and discuss its importance in determining relations among nations.                            60
  2. Discuss the achievements and failures of the Non Aligned Movement.   60
  3. Evaluate the role of the United Nations in maintaining international peace and order.        60

 

Section B

 

  1. Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:           60

(a)     Non Proliferation Treaty.

(b)     India and the Ethnic trouble in Sri Lanka.

(c)     The North South ‘Dialogue’.

(d)     India’s Nuclear policy.

  1. Discuss the role of the U.S.A. in the politics of West Asia during the last two decades.60
  2. Briefly examine the salient features of China’s foreign policy. 60
  3. Critically examine India’s foreign policy towards Russia in the recent years.         60

 

 

PAPER II

Section A

  1. Comment on any three of the following each in about 200 words:

(a)     Realist theory of International Politics;

(b)     Middle Kingdom Complex of China;

(c)     Threat perception of Nation State System;

(d)     Instruments of Neo colonialism.

  1. Explain with suitable illustrations the predominance of national interests in foreign policy formulations.
  2. Do you agree with the view that Non alignment has lost its relevance as a policy and a movement? Substantiate your arguments.
  3. Write a critical essay on the politics of Détente.

 

Section B

 

  1. Comment on any three of the following each in about 200 words each:                60

(a)     Aims of CTBT;

(b)     Changing Role of the UNO;

(c)     The concept of Third World and its relevance;

(d)     Emergence of China as a Regional power and its implications for Asia.

  1. Trace the characteristic features of the emerging International Economic Order in the wake of the Urugvay Round of the GATT.                                60
  2. Critically examine the role of Regional organisations in International Relations with special reference to the ASEAN.                                                60
  3. What is ‘Cultural Imperialism’? Explain its instruments and operational dynamics.            60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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