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BOOKLISTFORPOLITICALSCIENCEANDINTERNATIONALRELATIONS
PAPERI
PoliticalTheoryandIndianPolitics
PoliticalTheory
SERIAL
NO.

TOPIC

BOOKS/NOTES

PoliticalTheory:meaningand
approaches.

ShubhraMaams
notes,An
Introductionto
PoliticalTheoryby
RajeevBhargavand
AshokAcharya,
PolticalTheoryby
O.P.Gauba

TheoriesoftheState:Liberal,
Neoliberal,Marxist,Pluralist,
Postcolonialandfeminist.

ShubhraMaams
notes,An
Introductionto
PoliticalTheoryby
RajeevBhargavand
AshokAcharya,
someinternet
searches

Justice:Conceptionsofjustice
withspecialreferencetoRawls
theoryofjusticeandits
communitariancritiques.

ShubhraMaams
notes,An
Introductionto
PoliticalTheoryby
RajeevBhargavand
AshokAcharya

Equality:Social,politicaland
economicrelationship
betweenequalityandfreedom
Affirmativeaction.

ShubhraMaams
notes,An
Introductionto
PoliticalTheoryby
RajeevBhargavand
AshokAcharya

Rights:Meaningandtheories
differentkindsofrights

ShubhraMaams
notes,An
Introductionto

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conceptofHumanRights.

PoliticalTheoryby
RajeevBhargavand
AshokAcharya

Democracy:Classicaland
contemporarytheories
differentmodelsofdemocracy
representative,participatory
anddeliberative.

ShubhraMaams
notes,An
Introductionto
PoliticalTheoryby
RajeevBhargavand
AshokAcharya

Conceptofpower,hegemony,
ideologyandlegitimacy.

ShubhraMaams
notes,internet
search

PoliticalIdeologies:Liberalism,
Socialism,Marxism,Fascism,
GandhismandFeminism.

PoliticalIdeologies
byAndrewHeywood

IndianPoliticalThought:
Dharamshastra,Arthashastra
andBuddhisttraditionsSir
SyedAhmedKhan,Sri
Aurobindo,M.K.Gandhi,B.R.
Ambedkar,M.N.Roy.

MakersofModern
IndiabyRam
ChandraGuha,
IndianPolitical
ThoughtbyM.P.
SinghandHimanshu
Roy,internetsearch

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WesternPoliticalThought:
Plato,Aristotle,Machiavelli,
Hobbes,Locke,JohnS.Mill,
Marx,Gramsci,andHannah
Arendt.

WesternPolitical
ThoughtfromPlato
toMarxbySubrat
Mukherjeeand
SushilaRamaswamy,
internetsearchfor
GramsciandArendt

IndianGovernmentandPolitics
SERIAL
NO.

TOPIC

BOOKS/NOTES

IndianNationalism:
PoliticalStrategiesofIndias
FreedomStruggle:
Constitutionalismtomass
1
(a)

Satyagraha,Noncooperation,
CivilDisobedienceMilitant
andrevolutionarymovements,
Peasantandworkers

(b)

ShubhraMaams
notes

movements.
PerspectivesonIndian
NationalMovement:Liberal,

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SocialistandMarxistRadical
humanistandDalit.

MakingoftheIndian
Constitution:Legaciesofthe
Britishruledifferentsocialand
politicalperspectives.

ShubhraMaams
notes

SalientFeaturesoftheIndian
Constitution:ThePreamble,
FundamentalRightsand
Duties,DirectivePrinciples
ParliamentarySystemand
AmendmentProcedures
JudicialReviewandBasic
Structuredoctrine.

IndianPolityby
Laxmikanth,
ShubhraMaams
notes

PrincipalOrgansoftheUnion
Government:Envisagedrole
andactualworkingofthe
Executive,Legislatureand
SupremeCourt.
4(a)
PrincipalOrgansoftheState
(b)

Government:Envisagedrole

IndianPolityby
Laxmikanth,
ShubhraMaams
notes

andactualworkingofthe
Executive,LegislatureandHigh
Courts.

GrassrootsDemocracy:
PanchayatiRajandMunicipal
Governmentsignificanceof
73rdand74thAmendments
Grassrootmovements.

IndianPolityby
Laxmikanth,
ShubhraMaams
notes,OurPolitical
SystembySubhash
Kashyap

Statutory
Institutions/Commissions:
ElectionCommission,
ComptrollerandAuditor
General,FinanceCommission,
UnionPublicService
Commission,National
CommissionforScheduled
Castes,NationalCommission
forScheduledTribes,National
CommissionforWomen
NationalHumanRights
Commission,National
CommissionforMinorities,
NationalBackwardClasses
Commission.

IndianPolityby
Laxmikanth,
ShubhraMaams
notes

Federalism:Constitutional
provisionschangingnatureof
centrestaterelations
integrationisttendenciesand
regionalaspirationsinterstate
disputes.

IndianPolityby
Laxmikanth,
ShubhraMaams
notes

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PlanningandEconomic
Development:Nehruvianand
Gandhianperspectivesroleof
planningandpublicsector
GreenRevolution,land
reformsandagrarianrelations
liberalizationandeconomic
reforms.

IndianPolityby
Laxmikanth,
ShubhraMaams
notes

Caste,ReligionandEthnicityin
IndianPolitics.

IndianPolityby
Laxmikanth,
ShubhraMaams
notes,Oxford
Companionto
PoliticsinIndia

10

PartySystem:Nationaland
regionalpoliticalparties,
ideologicalandsocialbasesof
partiespatternsofcoalition
politicsPressuregroups,
trendsinelectoralbehaviour
changingsocioeconomic
profileofLegislators.

ShubhraMaams
notes

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SocialMovements:Civil
libertiesandhumanrights
movementswomens
movementsenvironmentalist
movements.

ShubhraMaams
notes

PAPERII
ComparativePoliticsandInternationalRelations
ComparativePoliticalAnalysisandInternationalPolitics:
SERIAL
NO.

TOPIC

BOOK/NOTES

ComparativePolitics:Nature
andmajorapproaches
politicaleconomyand
politicalsociology
perspectiveslimitationsof
thecomparativemethod.

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
ComparativePoliticsby
J.C.Johari

Stateincomparative
perspective:Characteristics
andchangingnatureofthe
Stateincapitalistand
socialisteconomies,and,
advancedindustrialand
developingsocieties.

SameasinPaperI
PoliticalTheory,
ShubhraMaamsnotes

PoliticsofRepresentation
andParticipation:Political
parties,pressuregroupsand

ShubhraMaamsnotes,

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socialmovementsin
advancedindustrialand
developingsocieties.

ComparativePoliticsby
J.C.Johari

Globalisation:Responses
fromdevelopedand
developingsocieties.

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
internetsearch

ApproachestotheStudyof
InternationalRelations:
Idealist,Realist,Marxist,
FunctionalistandSystems
theory.

InternationalRelations
byPeuGhosh

Keyconceptsin
InternationalRelations:
Nationalinterest,Security
andpowerBalanceof
poweranddeterrence
Transnationalactorsand
collectivesecurityWorld
capitalisteconomyand
globalisation.

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
InternationalRelations
byPeuGhosh

ChangingInternational
PoliticalOrder:Riseofsuper
powersstrategicand
ideologicalBipolarity,arms
raceandColdWarnuclear
threat
7(a)

Nonalignedmovement:

(b)

Aimsandachievements

(c)

CollapseoftheSovietUnion

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
InternationalRelations
byPeuGhosh

UnipolarityandAmerican
hegemonyrelevanceof
nonalignmentinthe
contemporaryworld.

Evolutionofthe
InternationalEconomic
System:FromBrettonwoods
toWTOSocialisteconomies
andtheCMEA(Councilfor
MutualEconomic
Assistance)ThirdWorld
demandfornew
internationaleconomic
orderGlobalisationofthe
worldeconomy.

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
InternationalRelations
byPeuGhosh

UnitedNations:Envisaged
roleandactualrecord
specializedUNagencies
aimsandfunctioningneed
forUNreforms.

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
InternationalRelations
byPeu
Ghosh,mea.gov.in

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RegionalisationofWorld
Politics:EU,ASEAN,APEC,
SAARC,NAFTA.

11

ContemporaryGlobal
Concerns:Democracy,
humanrights,environment,
genderjustice,terrorism,
nuclearproliferation.

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
InternationalRelations
byPeu
Ghosh,mea.gov.in,
websitesofthe
mentioned
organisations
ShubhraMaamsnotes,
InternationalRelations
byPeuGhosh,internet
search

IndiaandTheWorld:
SERIAL
NO.

TOPIC

BOOK/NOTES

IndianForeignPolicy:
Determinantsofforeign
policyinstitutionsofpolicy
makingcontinuityand
change.

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
InternationalRelations
byPeu
Ghosh,mea.gov.in

IndiasContributiontothe
NonAlignmentMovement:
Differentphasescurrent
role.

ShubhraMaamsnotes,
InternationalRelations
byPeuGhosh

IndiaandSouthAsia:
RegionalCooperation:
SAARCpastperformance
3
(a)

andfutureprospects.
SouthAsiaasaFreeTrade
Area.

(b)
IndiasLookEastpolicy.

ShubhraMaams
notes,mea.gov.in,
internetsearch,EPW

(c)
Impedimentstoregionalco
(d)

operation:riverwater
disputesillegalcrossborder
migrationethnicconflicts
andinsurgenciesborder
disputes.

IndiaandtheGlobalSouth:
RelationswithAfricaand
LatinAmericaleadership

ShubhraMaams
notes,mea.gov.in,

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roleinthedemandforNIEO
andWTOnegotiations.

internetsearch,EPW

IndiaandtheGlobalCentres
ofPower:USA,EU,Japan,
ChinaandRussia.

ShubhraMaams
notes,mea.gov.in,
internetsearch,EPW

IndiaandtheUNSystem:
RoleinUNPeacekeeping
demandforPermanentSeat
intheSecurityCouncil.

ShubhraMaams
notes,mea.gov.in,UN
website,internet
search,EPW

IndiaandtheNuclear
Question:Changing
perceptionsandpolicy.

ShubhraMaams
notes,mea.gov.in,
internetsearch,article
calledTowardaforce
inbeing:thelogic,
structure,andutilityof
Indiasemerging
nuclearpostureby
AshleyTellis,EPW

Recentdevelopmentsin
IndianForeignpolicy:
Indiaspositiononthe
recentcrisisinAfghanistan,
IraqandWestAsia,growing
relationswithUSandIsrael
visionofanewworldorder.

Mea.gov.in,internet
search,EPW

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