International Relations Syllabus
International Relations and International Organisations
- India and its neighborhood relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests.
- Indian diaspora
- Important International institutions, agencies and their structure, mandate.
(Reference Materials: IDSA Website, Ministry of External Affairs Website, The Hindu, FrontLine, Challenge and Strategy by Rajiv Sikhri)
CSE Political Science and International Relations Syllabus
Paper – I
Political Theory and Indian Politics:
1. Political Theory: which means and methodologies.
2. Speculations of the State: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-pilgrim and women’s activist.
3. Equity: Conceptions of equity with exceptional reference to Rawl’s hypothesis of equity and its communitarian investigates.
4. Correspondence: Social, political and financial; connection amongst equity and opportunity; Affirmative activity.
5. Rights: Meaning and hypotheses; various types of rights; idea of Human Rights.
6. Popular government: Classical and contemporary speculations; diverse models of vote based system – delegate, participatory and deliberative.
7. Idea of energy, dominion, philosophy and authenticity.
8. Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
9. Indian Political Thought : Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist conventions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy .
10. Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Factory, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
Indian Government and Politics:
1. Indian Nationalism:
Political Strategies of India’s Freedom Struggle: Constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-collaboration, Civil Disobedience; Militant and progressive developments, Peasant and specialists’ developments.
Points of view on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.
2. Making of the Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British manage; diverse social and political points of view.
3. Striking Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure tenet.
4. (a) Principal Organs of the Union Government: Envisaged part and genuine working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court.
(b) Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged part and genuine working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts.
5. Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; centrality of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot developments.
6. Statutory Institutions/Commissions: Election Commission, Comptroller 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 Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.
7. Federalism: Constitutional arrangements; changing nature of focus state relations; integrationist inclinations and territorial desires; between state debate.
8. Arranging and Economic Development : Nehruvian and Gandhian viewpoints; part of arranging and open area; Green Revolution, arrive changes and agrarian relations; liberalilzation and financial changes.
9. Rank, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.
10. Gathering System: National and territorial political gatherings, ideological and social bases of gatherings; examples of coalition governmental issues; Pressure gatherings, slants in discretionary
conduct; evolving financial profile of Legislators.
11. Social Movements: Civil freedoms and human rights developments; ladies’ developments; preservationist developments.
Near Politics and International Relations
Near Political Analysis and International Politics:
1. Near Politics: Nature and major methodologies; political economy and political humanism points of view; impediments of the similar technique.
2. State in near point of view: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in entrepreneur and communist economies, and, progressed mechanical and creating social orders.
3. Legislative issues of Representation and Participation: Political gatherings, weight gatherings and social developments in cutting edge modern and creating social orders.
4. Globalization: Responses from created and creating social orders.
5. Ways to deal with the Study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems hypothesis.
6. Enter ideas in International Relations: National intrigue, Security and power; Balance of energy and prevention; Transnational on-screen characters and aggregate security; World industrialist economy and globalization.
7. Changing International Political Order:
Ascent of super powers; key and ideological Bipolarity, weapons contest and Cold War; atomic danger;
Neutral development: Aims and accomplishments;
Fall of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American authority; pertinence of non-arrangement in the contemporary world.
8. Advancement of the International Economic System: From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World interest for new worldwide monetary request; Globalization of the world economy.
9. Joined Nations: Envisaged part and genuine record; specific UN organizations points and working; requirement for UN changes.
10. Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA.
11. Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, condition, sexual orientation equity, fear based oppression, atomic expansion.
India and the World:
1. Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of outside strategy; establishments of arrangement making; congruity and change.
2. India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different stages; current part.
3. India and South Asia:
Territorial Co-operation: SAARC – past execution and future prospects.
South Asia as a Free Trade Area.
India’s “Look East” strategy.
Obstructions to territorial co-operation: waterway water question; illicit cross-fringe movement; ethnic clashes and uprisings; outskirt debate.
4. India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; influential position in the interest for NIEO and WTO transactions.
5. India and the Global Centers of Power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.
6. India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; interest for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.
7. India and the Nuclear Question: Changing discernments and approach.
8. Late improvements in Indian Foreign approach: India’s position on the current emergency in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, developing relations with US and Israel; vision of another world request.