BA Political Science Syllabus & Subjects:

BA Political Science Syllabus
Paper Name Topics
Political Theory Introduction to Political TheoryInstitution of StateSovereignty, Citizenship, and RightsLiberty, Equality, Property, and JusticeDevelopment and changing forms of Government
Comparative Government and Politics Approaches: Traditional, Behavioral, Structural and ConstitutionalCapitalism, State Socialism, Colonialism and DecolonizationGovernment and Politics in the United Kingdom, USA, China, Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria etc.
Principles of Public Administration Public Administration as a discipline and professionAdministrative TheoriesStructure and FunctionsControl over Administration and Public PolicyPersonnel AdministrationDevelopment Administration to New Public Management
International Politics IntroductionConcepts – Power, Ideology, National InterestStructural Aspects – Balance of Power, Collective Security, Arms ControlMajor issues and Contemporary ChallengesGlobalization
Colonialism in India Imperialism and ColonialismFoundations of Colonial Rule in IndiaEconomy and SocietyReligion and SocietyEducationEarly Indian Responses
Nationalism in India Approaches to the study of Nationalism in IndiaReformism and Anti-Reformism in the 19th centuryNationalist Policy and expansion of its Social baseSocial MovementsPartition and Independence
Constitutional Democracy and Government in India The Constituent Assembly and Constitution in IndiaOrgans of GovernmentFederalism and DecentralizationSecurity Laws
Political Processes in India Political Parties and the Party SystemElections and the Electoral SystemFederalism and Regional AspirationsReligion and PoliticsCaste and PoliticsGlobalisation and the Changing Nature of the Indian State
Public Policy and Administration in India Public PolicyDecentralizationPublic FinanceCitizens and AdministrationPolicies of Social Welfare
Indian Political Thought Ved Vyasa – ShantiparvaManu: Social LawsKautilya: Theory of StateAggannasutta (Digha Nikaya): Theory of KingshipBarani: Ideal PolityAbul Fazal: MonarchyKabir: SyncretismRam Mohan Roy: RightsPandita Ramabai: GenderVivekananda: Ideal SocietyGandhi: SwarajAmbedkar: Social JusticeTagore: Critique of NationalismIqbal: CommunitySavarkar: HindutvaNehru: SecularismLohia: Socialism
Western Political Thought Origin of Western Political ThoughtOrigin of modern Political Thought – Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques RousseauEnlightenment Movement – Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Edmund BurkeDialectic Tradition – Greek Legacy, Aristotle’s Contribution, Hegel, MarxPost-Marxist Tradition – Lenin, Antonio Gramsci, Mao Tse Tung, Contemporary Trends
International Organization Nature, Basis and Evolution of International OrganizationsThe League of NationsMain Organs of United NationsOther Organs of United NationsU.N. and Human RightsRegional ConflictsWomen’s Rights and DevelopmentsReform and other Critical Issues
Local Government in India Local Government & Local Self Government in IndiaBackground of Local Governance in IndiaRural Local GovernmentUrban Local GovernmentEvaluation
Development Processes and Social Movements in Contemporary India Perspectives on Development since Independence in IndiaIndustrial Development Strategy and its impact on social structureAgrarian Development Strategy and its impact on social structure social Movements: Old and NewContemporary Rights-based concerns
Understanding South Asia Understanding South Asia as a regionPolitics and GovernanceSocio-Economic IssuesRegional Issues and Challenges
African Polity and Economy Situating Africa – Pan-Africanism and the Third WorldAfrica in the Contemporary WorldRegional Integration: Problem and Prospects
Feminist Theory and Practice Approaches to understanding PatriarchyHistory of FeminismFeminism in India: History and PracticeFeminist Perspective on Indian PoliticsContemporary Women’s Issues in India
Dilemmas in Politics The Moral Economy of ViolenceThe Politics of ExclusionDebates on Human RightsEcology and Political ResponsibilityCapabilities and the Politics of EmpowermentGlobal Justice and CosmopolitanismFeminism and the politics of interpretationLegitimacy of Humanitarian Intervention
India’s Foreign Policy Determinants and Principles of India’s Foreign PolicyIndia and the Global Economic and Political RegimesChanging Relations with the US and Russia during and after Cold WarIndia-China RelationsIndia and South Asian StatesSecurity Challenges of IndiaIndia and Regional Organizations – EU, ASEAN, SAARC
Contemporary Political Economy Approaches to Political EconomyCapitalist TransformationIssues in DevelopmentGlobalisation and Development Dilemmas

 

The subjects followed in the curriculum of BA Political Science 

BA Political Science Semester I 
SI No Subjects
1
Understanding Political Theory
2
Constitutional Government and Democracy in Indi
3
Nationalism in India
4
Contemporary Political Economy

 

BA Political Science Semester II
SI No Subjects
1
Political Theory-Concepts and Debates
2
Political Process in India
3
Feminism: Theory and Practice
4
Gandhi and the Contemporary World

 

BA Political Science Semester III  
SI No Subjects
1
Political Theory-Concepts and Debates
2
Political Process in India
3
Understanding Ambedkar
4
Governance: Issues and Challenges

 

BA Political Science Semester IV  
SI No Subjects
1
Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
2
Perspectives on Public Administration
3
Perspectives on International Relations and World History
4
Politics of Globalization

 

BA Political Science Semester V  
SI No Subjects
1
Classical Political Philosophy
2
Modern Indian Political Thought-I
3
Citizenship in a Globalizing World
4
Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective

 

BA Political Science Semester VI  
SI No Subjects
1
Modern Political Philosophy
2
Indian Political Thought-II
3
Citizenship in a Globalizing World
4
Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective

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