PSIR: Political Science Optional Notes

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PSIR: Political Science Optional Notes (Paper-1)

Section A: Political Theory and Indian Politics

6. Democracy

7. Concept of Power

8. Political Ideologies

9. Indian Political Thought

10. Western Political Thought

Section B: Indian Government and Politics

1. Indian Nationalism

2. Making of the Indian Constitution

3. Salient Features of the Indian Constitution

4. Principal Organs of the Union Government

5. Grassroots Democracy

6. Statutory Institutions/Commissions

7. Federalism

8. Planning and Economic development

9. Caste, religion and ethnicity in Indian Politics

10. Party System

11. Social Movement

PSIR: Political Science Optional Notes (Paper-2)

Section A: Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics

1. Comparative Politics

2. State in Comparative Perspective

3. Politics of Representation and Participation

4. Globalisation

5. Approaches to the Study of International Relations

6. Key concepts in International Relations

7. Changing International Political Order

8. Evolution of the International Economic System

9. United Nations

10. Regionalisation of World Politics

11. Contemporary Global Concerns

Section B: India and the World

1. Indian Foreign Policy

2. India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement

3. India and South Asia

4. India and the Global South

5. India and the Global Centres of Power

6. India and the UN System

7. India and the Nuclear Question

8. Recent developments in Indian Foreign policy