NET Assistant Professor Paper II Political Science Syllabus - REQMAT BLOGSPOT
NET Assistant Professor Paper II Political Science Syllabus

NET Assistant Professor Paper II Political Science Syllabus

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Political Theory and Thought
The Greek Political Thought: Plato and Aristotle. Ancient Indian Political Thought: Kautilya and Shanti Parva, Medieval Political concepts ; Church- State Relationship and Theory of Two Swords, Medieval Thought-: Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau .Modern Thought; : Bentham, J. S. Mill, Hegel, Marx and Green. Contemporary Political Thought-I: Lenin, Mao, Gramsci. Contemporary Political Thought-II: Rawls, Nozic and Communitarians. Modern Indian Thought: Gandhi, M. N. Roy, Aurovindo Ghosh, Jay Prakash,  Ambedkar, Savarkar. Concepts and Issue-I:  Behaviouralism and Post-Behaviouralism,Neo-Behaviouralism, Post-Modernism,  Concepts II-Decline and Resurgence of Political Theory. Democracy, Liberty and Equality.

Comparative Politics and Political Analysis
Comparative Politics and as a discipline; nature and scope(What is Comparative Politics, background, scope, new scope after world war IInd),  Approaches to the study of comparative politics: Traditional, Structural-Functional, Systems and Marxist, communications, development theory, Institutionalism, new-institutionalism . Constitutionalism: Concepts, Problems and Limitations. Political Development and Political Modernization. Political Culture, Political Socialization and Political Communication, Forms of Government: Unitary-Federal, Parliamentary-Presidential. Organs of Government: Executive, Legislature, Judiciary-their interrelationship in comparative perspective. Comparative Study of foreign  Constitutions-  U.S.A.,Britain, Switzerland and India.  Party Systems and Pressure Groups; Electoral Systems. Bureaucracy-types and roles. Political Elite; Elitist theory of Democracy. Power, Authority and Legitimacy. Revolution and Social movement : Theories and Types. Dependency: Development and Under Development.

Indian Government and Politics
National Movement(1857-1947), Constitutional Developments and the Making of Indian Constitution. Ideological Bases of the Indian Constitution, Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Duties and Directive Principles of State Policies. Constitution as Instrument of Socio-Economic Change, Constitutional Amendments (101 constitutional amendment- July 2017) and Review. Structure and Process-I: President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Working of the Parliamentary System. Structure and Process-II: Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, State Legislature. Panchayati Raj Institutions: Rural and Urban, their working. Federalism: Theory and Practice in India; Demands of Autonomy and Separatist Movements; Emerging trends in Centre-State Relations. Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism including Public Interest Litigation cases, Judicial Reforms. Political Parties, Pressure Groups, Public Opinion, Media; Subaltern and Peasant Movements. Elections, Electoral Behaviour, Election Commission and Electoral Reforms.

CBSE (UGC) NET Public Administration
Development of Public Administration as a discipline; Introduction,6 phases of development, new concepts- New Public Administration, New Public Management.  Approaches to the study of Public Administration: classical theory, Decision-making, Ecological and Systems; Development Administration. Theories of Organization Principles of Organization: Line and staff, unity of command, hierarchy, span of control, centralization and decentralization, Types of organization-formal and informal; Forms of organization; department, public corporation and board. Chief Executive: Types, functions and roles. Personnel Administration: Recruitment, Training, Promotion, Discipline, Morale; Employee-Employer Relations. Bureaucracy: Theories, Types and Roles; Max Weber and his critics. Civil servant-Minister relationship. Leadership, its role in decision-making; Communication. Financial Administration: Budget, Audit, Control over Finance with special reference to India and UK. Good Governance; Problems of Administrative Corruption; Transparency and Accountability; Right to Information. Grievance Redressal Institutions: Ombudsman, Lokpal and Lokayukta.  Public Administration in Globalization era.

International Relations
 Theories and Approaches to the study of International Relations; Idealist, Realist, Systems, Game, Communication and Decision-making, British School of Realism, structuralism, Post-Modernism,  Power, Interest and Ideology in International Relations; Elements of Power: Acquisition, use and limitations of power, Perception, Formulation and Promotion of National Interest, Meaning, Role and Relevance of Ideology in International Relations. Arms and Wars: Nature, causes and types of wars/conflicts including ethnic disputes; conventional, Nuclear/bio-chemical wars; deterrence, Arms Race, Arms Control and Disarmament. Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, World-order and Peace studies. Cold War, Alliances, Non-Alignment, End of Cold war, Globalisation. Rights and Duties of states in international law, intervention, Treaty law, prevention and abolition of war. Political Economy of International Relations; New International Economic Order, North-South Dialogue, South-South Cooperation, WTO, Neo-colonialism and Dependency. Regional and sub-regional organisations especially SAARC, ASEAN, OPEC, OAS. United Nations: Aims, Objectives, Structure and Evaluation of the working of UN; Peace and Development perspectives; Charter Revision( Amendment proposal); Power-struggle and Diplomacy within UN, Financing and Peace-keeping operations. India’s Role in International affairs: India’s relations with its neighbors ( Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh), Wars, Security Concerns and Pacts, Mediator y Role, distinguishing features of Indian Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, India’s relations with major powers – U.S.A, Russia, China and Japan.

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1. "Indian Politics and Governance" by M.L. Thakur: This book provides an in-depth analysis of Indian politics and governance, covering topics like political institutions, political processes, and political behavior. It's a comprehensive guide to Indian politics and is widely used in academic institutions across India.

2. "Contemporary Political Theory" by David Held: This book provides an introduction to contemporary political theory, covering topics like democracy, human rights, globalization, and the environment. It's an excellent resource for understanding the theoretical underpinnings of political science.

3. "Comparative Politics: A Systematic Introduction" by Peter B. Evans, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, and Theda Skocpol: This book provides a comparative analysis of political systems around the world, covering topics like political institutions, political behavior, and political change. It's an excellent resource for understanding the similarities and differences between political systems.

4. "International Relations: Theories and Approaches" by Paul Wilkinson: This book provides an introduction to international relations theory, covering topics like realism, liberalism, constructivism, and critical theory. It's an excellent resource for understanding the theoretical underpinnings of international relations.

5. "Political Economy of Development" by Pranab Bardhan: This book provides an in-depth analysis of the political economy of development, covering topics like poverty, inequality, corruption, and economic growth. It's an excellent resource for understanding the political and economic factors that shape development outcomes.

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