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- Daily two additional questions for practice. These answers will not be evaluated.
- 2 Full Length Tests - 1 each of Paper 1 & Paper 2 (After completion of each section).
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- Weekly zoom session with the faculty for guidance and clearing doubts.
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- Module-wise micro-syllabus for guided preparation
- One-on-One Mentorship session with the faculty.
- Additional content on contemporary topics to be provided and discussed.
DAMP (PSIR) Schedule
Western Political Thought: Plato; Aristotle and Machiavelli.
Western Political Thought: Hobbes; Locke, J S Mill.
Western Political Thought: Marx; Gramsci and Hannah Arendt.
Political Ideologies: Debates of Nature of Ideology and End of Ideology; Liberalism; Socialism and Marxism.
Political Ideologies: Fascism; Multiculturalism; Feminism.
Justice: Conceptions of justice; Special reference to Rawls theory of justice and its communitarian critique.
Equality: "Social, political and economic"; Relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative Action.
Rights: Meaning and theories; Different kinds of rights.
Rights: Concept of Human Rights; Democracy; Classical and contemporary theories.
Democracy: Different Models of democracy; "Representative, participatory and deliberative".
Power: Concept of power; "Hegemony, Ideology and Legitimacy".
Political Theory: Meaning and approaches.
Theories of state: Liberal; Neo-liberal; Marxist.
Theories of state: Pluralist; Post-colonial; Feminist.
Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra; Arthashastra; Buddhist tradition.
Indian Political Thought: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan; Sri Aurobindo; M. N. Roy.
Indian Political Thought: Gandhi; B. R. Ambedkar.
Political Strategies of India's Freedom struggle: Constitutionalism to Mass Satyagraha; Non-cooperation; Civil Disobedience; Militant and revolutionary movements; Peasant and workers movements.
Making of the Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British rule; Different social and political perspectives.
Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal; Socialist; Marxist; Radical humanist; Dalit.
Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble; Fundamental Rights and Duties; Directive Principles.
Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.
Principal Organs of the Union Government: "Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court." Principal Organs of the State Government "Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts."
Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; Significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.
Statutory Institutions/Commissions: Election Commission; Comptroller and Auditor General; Finance Commission; Union Public Service Commission; National Commission for Scheduled Castes; National Commission for scheduled Tribes; National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission; National Commission for Minorities; National Backward Classes Commission.
Federalism: Constitutional provisions; Changing nature of Centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.
Planning and Economic Development: Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; Role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution; Land reforms and agrarian relations; Liberalization and economic reforms.
Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics
Party System: National and regional political parties; Ideological and social bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups; Trends in electoral behaviour; Changing socio- economic profile of Legislators.
Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements: Women's movements; Environmentalist movements.
FULL LENGTH TEST PAPER-I
Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; Political economy and Political sociology perspectives; Limitations of comparative method.
Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and advanced industrial and developing societies.
Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties; Pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.
Globalization: Responses from developed and developing societies.
Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Idealist; Realist; Marxist.
Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Functionalist Theory; Systems Theory.
Key concepts in International Relations: National interest; Security and power; Balance of power and deterrence.
Key concepts in International Relations: Transnational actors; Collective security; World capitalist economy and globalization.
Changing International Political Order: Rise of super powers; Strategic and ideological Bipolarity; Arms race and Cold War; Nuclear threat, Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; Relevance of Non-alignment in the contemporary world.
Evolution of the International Economic System: From Bretton woods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy.
United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; Specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; Need for UN reforms.
Regionalization of World Politics: EU; ASEAN; APEC; SAARC; NAFTA; IPEF; QUAD; I2U2
Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy; Human rights; Environment.
Contemporary Global Concerns: Gender justice; Terrorism; Nuclear proliferation.
Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants, The institutions of policy-making; Continuity and change.
India’s contribution to Non-aligned movement, Current Role; India and South Asia: Policies, Regional Groupings & Challenges.
India & South Asia: Pakistan; Afghanistan; Nepal;
India & South Asia: Maldives; Sri Lanka; Bhutan; Bangladesh.
India-West Asia Relations; India – ASEAN Relations;
Major Powers: China; USA; Russia.
Major Powers: Japan; EU; Australia.
India and the Global South: Relations with Central Asia, Africa and Latin America; Leadership role in the demand for NIEO.
Contemporary Developments: Indian Ocean Region; Indo-Pacific; QUAD, AUKUS.
Contemporary Developments: India and the UN System; Role in UN Peace-keeping; Demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.
Contemporary Developments: India and the Nuclear Question; Changing perceptions and policy; Vision of a new world order; India and the Global South; WTO negotiations.
FULL LENGTH TEST- PAPER II
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