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    WBCS Exe Etc Exam Main Optional Subject Political Science Syllabus


    Paper – I :


    Group – A

    Western Political Thought – Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Rousseau, Bentham, J. S. Mill, Marx.
    Indian Political Thought – Kautilya, Rammohan Roy, Vivekananda, Syed Ahmed Khan, Rabindranath,Gandhi, Ambedkar.Continue Reading WBCS Exe Etc Exam Main Optional Subject Political Science Syllabus.
    Political Concepts – State, Civil Society, Government, Governance, Power, Authority, Nation, Nationalism,Internationalism.
    Political Ideas – Rights, Duties, Liberty, Equality, Justice, Rule of Law, People Participation.
    Political Ideologies – Liberalism, Democratic Socialism, Feminism, Terrorism.
    Different aspects of Democracy – Meaning and Theories of Democracy; Direct vs Representative Democracy; Electoral System; Electoral Reforms.
    Political Process – Party System, Single Party, Bi Party, and Multi Party Systems; National Parties andRegional Parties; Lobbyists and Pressure Groups.
    Forms of Government – Dictatorial vs Democratic; Totalitarian vs Liberal. Presidential vs Parliamentary,Unitary vs Federal.
    Social Movements – Environmental movements, Women’s movements, Human rights movements.


    Basic features of Indian Constitution – Constituent assembly, Salient Features of the Indian Constitution,Nature of Indian Federation, Centre-State relations, Legislative, Executive and Financial-Fiscal dimensions, Evolving political trends.
    Fundamental Rights – Directive Principles & Fundamental duties – Constitutional provisions and judicial interpretations regarding fundamental rights.
    Union Legislature – Composition, Powers and Functions of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Functioning of the Committee System.
    Union Executive – President, Vice President – Election, Position, Functions, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Relationship between President and Prime Minister.
    The Judiciary – Supreme Court and the High Courts, Composition and Functions, Judicial review and Judicial activism, Public interest litigations, Judicial reforms.
    Government in the States – Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, Position and Functions. State Legislature – Composition and Functions.
    Local Government and Politics – Panchayati Raj: Evaluation, Structure, Powers and Functions, Municipal Government; Significance of 73rd and 74th amendments; Role of women, SCs & STs in Local Government.
    Bureaucracy – Classical administration and Development Administration; Changing role of bureaucracy in
    Post-Colonial India, “Representative” bureaucracy, Issues of bureaucratic accountability.
    Social Processes – Role of Peasants and Workers in Indian Politics; Role of Interest / Pressure Groups; Regionalism, Casteism, Linguism and Communalism in Indian Politics; Issues of Criminalisation, Corruption; Citizens’ movements.

    Paper – II :

    Public Administration and International Relations

    Group – A

    Public Administration
    Theories of Administration – Scientific Management, Classical Theory, Weber’s theory of bureaucracy, Riggsian Model of Echological Approach to Public Administration.
    Forms of Public Organizations – Ministries and Departments; Corporations, Boards and Commissions.
    Principles of Organization – (a) Hierachy (b) Unity of Command (c) Span of Control (d) Authority (e) Centralization, Decentralization and Delegation, (f) Line and Staff.
    Processes of administration – (a) Decision – making and Policy Formulation (b) Communication and Control (c) Leadership (d) Co-ordination.
    Accountability and Control – Legislative, Executive and Judicial Control over administration; Role of Civil Society; Public opinion and Media; Right to Information; Administrative Corruption; Grievance Redressal Machineries like Ombudsman.
    Development Administration – Evolution of the Concept; Basic features.
    Control of Public Expenditure – Parliamentary Control, Control of Parliamentary Committees;
    Indian Administration – Continuity and Charge – brief historical outline.
    Recruitment and Training of Civil Servants in India – Role of Union and State Public Service Commissions and Training Institution.
    Organization of the Union Government in India – PMO, Cabinet Secretariat, Secretariat Administration.
    Organization of the State Governments in India – Chief Secretary – Relationship between Secretariats and Directorates.
    District Administration in India – Changing role of District Officers, Sub-divisional Officers & Block Officer; their interfaces with Local Self Government.


    International Relations

    Some Basic Concepts of International Relations – (a) Balance of Power (b) Collective Security (c) Bipolarity and Unipolarity (d) Neo-Colonialism (e) Globalization.
    Foreign Policy – Concept and Techniques; Determinants of foreign policy.
    Evolution of World Politics – League of Nations; United Nations; Cold War; Detente; Collapse of the Soviet Union; Regional Integrations; International Terrorism.
    Non-Alignment – Evolution of the Movement and Role of India.
    Major Issues in Indian Foreign Policy – Sino-Indian relations, Indo-Pak conflicts and the liberation of Bangladesh, developments in Sri Lanka, Indian role in promoting regional cooperation through
    S.A.A.R.C., the Kashmir question and India becoming a nuclear power. India and South East Asia; India’s relations with U.S.A., China, Japan & Russia. India on the question of nuclear weapon. India and the U.N.
    system-India’s role in U.N. peace keeping and global disarmament. India and the emerging international economic order.
    Recent Global Issues – Egypt, Lebanon and Lybia.


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