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Re: Syllabus Of Political Science In West Bengal State University

I want the syllabus of Political Science General Course of West Bengal State University so can you provide me?
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Re: Syllabus Of Political Science In West Bengal State University

I am providing you the syllabus of Political Science General Course of West Bengal State University

WBSU Political Science General Course Syllabus

Part I Paper I [Political Theory]


1. Different Approaches to Political Science: Normative, Behavioral, Marxist
2. Theories of State: a) Contract Theory, b) Idealist Theory, c) Liberal and Neo-liberal theory,
d) Marxist Theory, e) Gandhian Theory

1. Sovereignty of the state: Monistic and Pluralistic theories; Doctrine of popular sovereignty.
2. Some representatives concepts: a) Nationalism and Internationalism: Meaning & Features; b)
Democracy : Meaning & Features; c) Fascism: Meaning & Features

1. Law: a)Meaning, b) Sources, c) Nature; International Law: Meaning & Nature
2. a) Rights: Meaning & Nature, b) Liberty: Meaning & Nature, c) Equality: Meaning & Nature, d) Relation between Liberty and Equality, e) Safeguards of liberty, f) Right to resistance

1. a) Political Parties and Interest Groups: Their Function and Role in Modern states, b)
Methods of representation: Territorial, Functional, Proportional.

1. Marxism: a) Dialectical materialism, b) Historical materialism, c) Concept of class and classstruggle, d)Marxian concept of Freedom, e) Marxian concept of democracy, f) Marxian
concept of Revolution, g) Marxian concept of Party
Reading List
1. D. C. Bhattacharya Political Theory
2. S. P. Verma : Modern Political Theory
3. J. C. Johari : Political Theory
4. Anadi Kr. Mahapatra : Rastravigayan
5. Mohit Bhattacharya and Biswanath Ghosh Adhunik Rastravigayan
6. Debasish Chakraborty Rastratatya O Pratisthan

Part II Paper II [Comparative Politics and Government]

UNIT I: Political System
1. a) Liberal, b) Democratic, c) Authoritarian, d) Socialist
2. Forms of Political systems: a) Unitary: Features, b) Federal: Features, c) Comparison
between Unitary and Federal Systems, d) Parliamentary system: Features, e) Presidential
system: Features, f) Comparison between Parliamentary and Presidential system
1. a) Basic Features of British Constitution with special reference to Conventions and Rule of
2. a) Legislature : Composition and function, b) Committee System , c) Speaker Powers and
Functions , d) The concept of Parliamentary sovereignty in Britain
3. Executive : a) Composition and function of the cabinet, b) The Prime Minister Power,
Functions and Role, c) The Concept of cabinet Dictatorship in Britain
4. The role of the Crown
5. Party system: Role of the Opposition
1. a) Basic Features of US Constitution , b) Features of US Federalism, c) Bill of Rights
2. a) Legislature : Composition and functions with reference to the Presiding officers, b)
Committee System
3. The Executive: The President: a) Election procedure, b) Powers and Role
4. Judiciary Supreme Court : Composition and Functions, b) Process of Judicial Review.
5. Party System in USA
UNIT IVPRC (1982 constitution)
1. a) Basic Features with special reference to general principles, b) Role of Communist Party:
Structure, Functions and Role, c) Rights and Duties of the Citizen
2. Legislature a) NPC, b) Standing Committee
3. Executive a) President , b) Premier, c) State Council
4. Judiciary
1. Salient features of the Constitutions
2. Political Culture Comparison
Reading List
1. J. C. Johari : Major Political Systems
2. D. C. Bhattacharya Modern Political Constitutions
3. G. Almond et. al. : Comparative Politics Today A World View

For complete syllabus here is the attachment


West Bengal State University
North 24 Parganas, Malikapur, Berunanpukuria, Kolkata, West Bengal 700126
033 2524 1976
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