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PSC Chhattisgarh Mains - Political Science Syllabus

Updated on: Apr 1, 2013
Syllabus of Political Science of PSC Mains Chhattisgarh is presented in this section.

PAPER - I


SECTION 'A'

POLITICAL THEORY

  • Main Characteristics of ancient Indian Political thought, Manu & Koutilya, characteristics of Ancient Greek Political Thought, Plato and Aristotle, Characterics of European Medieval Political Thought, St. Thomas Acquinas and Marsilio of Pandua, Mechiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesque, Bentham, JS. Mill, TH. Green, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Mao-Tse-Tung.
  • Political Science : Nature, Scope, Traditional and Contemporary Approaches of Political Analysis - Behaviorism and Post-Behaviorism, System Approach, Marxist Approach.
  • Theories of Origin of State, Nature of State, Sovereignty and Pluralistic View, Power, Authority, Legitimacy.
  • Political Obligation : Resistance, Revolution, Rights, Liberty, Equality, Justice, Electoral Process.
  • Democracy, Totalitarianism, Fascism;
  • Contemporary Political Thought : Structural Functional Approach, Political Elite, Political Culture, Political Socialization, Political Development.

SECTION 'B'

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INDIA
  • Political Institutions : Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, Political Party, Pressure Groups, Bureaucracy.
  • Constitutional Development and National Movement of India : Govt of India act of 1909, 1919, 1935, Socio-Religious Reforms Movements, Non-co-operation, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement
  • Modern Indian Political Thought : Raja Ram Mohan Ray, Lok Manya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, J.L. Nehru, M.N. Rai, Deen Dayal Upadhyay
  • Indian Political System : Constituent Assembly of India, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Parliament & Supreme Court, Federalism and Center-State Relations, Role of Governor, Panchayati Raj, Problem of Basic Structure of Constitution, Election Commission
  • Determinants of Political Process in India : Problem of Class, Caste, Language, Region & Communism, Secularism & Problem of National Integration, Political Parties and Voting Behaviour, Socio-Economic Changes, Regionalism, Terrorism, Naxalism and its impact on Indian Democracy

PAPER-II

International Politics and India's Foreign Policy

Section - A

International Politics
  1. Concepts and Theories of International Politics: National Power and its determining elements, Balance of Power, Realist Theory, National Interest.
  2. Cold War : Origin, Evolution, Dentente, end of cold War and its impact on International Politics.
  3. United Nations Organigation : Foundation, Major Organs, In Practice, Estimate.
  4. New dimensions of International Politics : Disaramament and Arms Control, Liberalization, Globalisation, North-South Dialogue and South-Sough Dialogue, New-Colonialism, Racialism, Human rights, Environmental issues, Terrorism.
  5. Foreign Policy of United States of America.

Section - B

India's Foreign Policy
  1. Indian's Foreign Policy : Determining Elements, Characteristics, Evolution and Estimation.
  2. Major Problems and Role of India : Kashmir Problem, Indo-China War, Indo-Pak War 1965, Liberation war of Bangladesh.
  3. India's relationship with China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Shri Lanka.
  4. Non - Alignment, South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC), and Nuclear Policy of India.
  5. Korea Crisis, Arab-Israel Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, Afghanistan Problem.
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