(Download) Uttar Pradesh Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (UPPCS) Mains Optional Subject Exam Syllabus "Political Science and International Relations"

(Download) Uttar Pradesh Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (UPPCS) Mains Optional Subject Exam Syllabus "Political Science and International Relations"

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Political Theory- Definition, Nature and Scope of Political Science, Approches to the study of Political Science-Traditional, Behavioural, Systems and Marxist State- Definition, Theories of origin and theories related to the  functions-Liberal, Individualistic, Socialistic.

Sovereignty-Meaning, Types and theories.

Rights- Meaning, Kinds and theories

Liberty- Meaning, Kinds, and theories.

Justice- Meaning, Kinds, and Theories; relation between equality and liberty.

Democracy- Meaning, types, Theories-Liberal, Socialist and Marxist.

Forms of Government: Democrative & Authoritatrian- Unitary and Federal, Parliamentary and Presidential

Political Institutions- Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary.

Political parties and Pressure groups, Electoral Systems.

Political Philosophy –

(A) Indian Political Thinkers- Manu, Kautilya, Gandhi, M.N. Roy,Ambedkar
(B) Western Political Thought- Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Hegel, Green, Marx, Laski, Gramci, HannaArendt


Indian Government and Politics

Indian Nationalism-Causes for the Rise of Nationalism, Bang Bhang Movement, NonCooperation Movement and Civil disobedience movement

Making of the Indian Constitution- Legacy of British Rule, Salient features of the constitution, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties, Directive principles of state policy.

Amendment of the Constitution, Union Government- President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Parvument of the Supreme Court.

State Government- Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, State Legislature, High Court.

Centre-State Relations.

Local Self Government – Municipality, Municipal Corporation, and 74th Amendment. Panchayati Raj and 73rd Amendment. Political Process- Caste, Regionalism, Linguism, Communalism in Politics, Political Parties, Pressure groups and their Role, National Integration Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Election commission, NitiAyog, Human Rights Commission.

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International Relations – Meaning, Nature and Scope

Theories of International and Relations – Idealists, Realist, Systems and Decision making theories

Factors determining foreign Policy- National Interest and Ideology

Means of National Interest- Nationalism, Imperialism, Colonialism.

Principles of Balance of Power, and Collective Security.

Role of International Law and Diplomacy in Internatinal Relations.

U.N.: Organization and Role

Changing International Political order in the post- Cold war Period Arms race and Arms Control

Role and Relevance of Non-Aligned Movement.

Regional Organizations-E.U.,A.S.E.A.N.,A.P.E.C., S.A.A.R.C.

New International Economic Order- W.T.O., Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization

Contemporary issues in International Politics- Human Rights, Environment, Terrorism, Nuclear Proliferation.


1- Foreign Policies ofAmerica, Russia and China
2- India's Foreign Policy and relations withAmerica, Russia and China
3- India's Relations with Neighbouring Countries
4- Palestine Problem andArab- Israel Conflict
5- Role of Third World in International Relations
6- North- South dialogue, South- South Cooperation.
7- Indian Ocean- Problems and prospects.

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