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30th April 2016, 08:33 AM
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Re: Political Science Syllabus Calcutta University

Hello, here I am providing you the syllabus of the BA in political science offered at the Calcutta University as under:

Part I
Paper I:
POLITICAL THEORY

Unit I
1.
What is Politics – Approaches to the st
udy of Politics: Normative, Behavioural
and Post-behavioural. Feminist views to Politics.
2.
Theories of the State (a) Origin: Social
Contract Theory; (b) Nature: Idealist,
Liberal and Neo-liberal theories.
3.
Concept of State Sovereignty: Monistic
and Pluralistic theories – Changing
concepts of Sovereignty in
the context of Globalization.
Unit II
1.
Democratic Theories: David Held’s Cl
assification: Protective (Bentham),
Developmental (J.S. Mi
ll), Participatory.
2.
Liberty, Equality, Rights and Law: concep
ts and their interrelations – Justice:
concept – theory of Rawls.
3.
Empirical political theories: System
s Analysis, Structural-Functionalism.
Unit III
1.
Marxist approach to
the study of Politics.
2.
Dialectical Materialism and Historical Materialism with special reference to
relationship between base and superstruc
ture – Concepts of Class and Class
Struggle.
3.
Marxist theory of the State – th
e question of relative autonomy.
Unit IV
1.
Marxist Concepts of Freedom and Democracy.
2.
Marxian theory of Revolution: c
ontributions of Lenin and Mao.
3.
Marxian theory of the Party: Lenin’s
contribution – Lenin – Rosa Luxemburg
Debate on Party

PAPER II:
COMPARATIVE POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Unit I
1.
Distinction between Comparative Politi
cs and Comparative Government –
Development of Comparative Politics.
2.
Scope, purposes and methods of compar
ison – Approaches to the study of
Comparative Politics.
3.
Federal systems: federalism in USA and Russia
3
Unit II
1.
Nature of liberal and socialist political
systems – their distinguishing features,
with special reference to conventions, ru
le of law, parliamentary sovereignty
(UK), separation of powers, checks a
nd balances, judicial review (USA),
ideology, democratic cent
ralism (PRC), referendum
, initiative (Switzerland).
2.
Political Parties: features and role of
party system/parties in UK, USA and PRC.
Interest groups: their roles a
nd performance in UK and USA
Unit III
1.
Legislature in UK and PRC: compositi
on and functions of
the legislative
chambers – the NPC in PRC – role of second chambers in UK and USA –
Committee system in UK and USA – role of speakers in parliamentary and
presidential systems (UK and USA).
2.
Executive in UK, USA, France and Russia:
A comparative study of (i) Russian,
French and American Presidency; (ii)
British and French cabinet systems.
Unit IV
1.
Relation between executive and legislatur
e in UK, USA and PRC: A comparative
study.
2.
Judiciary in UK, USA and PRC (with spec
ial reference to the procuratorate): A
comparative study.
3.
Rights of the citizens of UK, USA and P
RC: A comparative study – Duties of the
citizens of PRC

PAPER – III:
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDIA

Unit I
1.
Framing of the Indian Constitution: Role
of the Constituent Assembly – the
Preamble.
2.
Fundamental Rights and Dutie
s – Directive Principles.
3.
Nature of Indian Federalism: Union-State Relations.
4.
Union Executive: President, Vice-Presi
dent: election, position, functions (with
reference to Emergency Powers), Pr
ime Minister, Council of Ministers,
relationship of Prime Mi
nister and President.
Unit II
1.
Union Legislature: Rajya Sabha, Lok
Sabha: Organisation, Functions – Law-
making procedure, Privileges, Committee system – Speaker.
2.
Government in the states: Governor, Ch
ief Minister and Council of Ministers:
position and functions – State Legisl
ature: composition and functions.
3.
The Judiciary: Supreme Court and the High Courts: composition and functions –
Judicial activism.
4
4.
Constitutional amendment: Procedure – main recommendations of the
Constitutional Review Commission
(Venkatachalliah Commission).
Unit III
1.
Party system: features and
trends – major national pol
itical parties in India:
ideologies and programmes – coalition politics in India: nature and trends –
political parties in West Bengal: An overview.
2.
Electoral process: Election Commis
sion: composition, functions, role.
3.
Role of business, working class,
peasants in Indian politics.
Unit IV
1.
Role of (a) religion (b) language (c) caste
(d) tribe and (e) regionalism in Indian
politics.
2.
New Social Movements since the 1970s:
(a) environmental movements, (b)
women’s movements, (c) human rights movements.

PAPER IV:
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Unit I
1.
International Relations: a brief outline of
its evolution as an academic discipline.
2.
Some representative theories of Internat
ional Relations: (a) Realism (b) Pluralism
(c) World Systems theory.
3.
Emergent issues in International Relati
ons: (a) Development (b) Regionalism and
Integration (c) Terrorism
Unit II
1.
Some basic concepts in International Relations: (a) Balance of Power (b) Bi-
polarity and Unipolarity (c) Ne
o-colonialism (d) Globalization.
2.
Foreign Policy: concept and techniques: diplomacy, propaganda, military
Unit III
1.
Cold war and its evolution: an outline
– understanding the post-cold war world:
an overview.
2.
Europe in transition: (a) European Uni
on (b) Ethnicity and na
tionalism in Eastern
Europe since 1990s.
3.
Problems of developing countries: NAM –
contemporary relevance, Regionalism:
ASEAN, AU (African Union), OPEC, SA
FTA and SAARC – West Asia and the
Palestine question after the cold war.
Unit IV
1.
Indian Foreign Policy: basic principles and evolution.
2.
Foreign policies of USA and China: Evoluti
on and basic issues af
ter the cold war.
3.
UNO: Background; Organs with special re
ference to Security Council, General
Assembly and Secretariat – role of th
e UNO in peace-keeping and human rights.

Political science syllabus of Calcutta University:







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26th November 2019, 10:46 AM
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Re: Political Science Syllabus Calcutta University

Can you provide me the syllabus of B.A. (Honours) Political Science program offered by University of Calcutta as I want to check it before taking admission in it?
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26th November 2019, 10:49 AM
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Re: Political Science Syllabus Calcutta University

The syllabus of B.A. (Honours) Political Science program offered by University of Calcutta is as follows:


Part I

Paper I: POLITICAL THEORY: 100-Marks

Unit I

1. What is Politics – Approaches to the study of Politics: Normative, Behavioural
and Post-behavioural. Feminist views to Politics.
2. Theories of the State (a) Origin: Social Contract Theory; (b) Nature: Idealist,
Liberal and Neo-liberal theories.
3. Concept of State Sovereignty: Monistic and Pluralistic theories – Changing
concepts of Sovereignty in the context of Globalization.


Unit II
1. Democratic Theories: David Held’s Classification: Protective (Bentham),
Developmental (J.S. Mill), Participatory.
2. Liberty, Equality, Rights and Law: concepts and their interrelations – Justice:
concept – theory of Rawls.
3. Empirical political theories: Systems Analysis, Structural-Functionalism.


Unit III
1. Marxist approach to the study of Politics.
2. Dialectical Materialism and Historical Materialism with special reference to
relationship between base and superstructure – Concepts of Class and Class
Struggle.
3. Marxist theory of the State – the question of relative autonomy.


Unit IV
1. Marxist Concepts of Freedom and Democracy.
2. Marxian theory of Revolution: contributions of Lenin and Mao.
3. Marxian theory of the Party: Lenin’s contribution – Lenin – Rosa Luxemburg
Debate on Party.


Syllabus B.A. (Honours) Political Science University of Calcutta





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