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2 PS7118 India’s Constitution: Political and Legal Perspectives 04
3 04
4 PS7218 Public Administration: Theories and Processes 04
5 04
PS7318 Theoretical Framework of International Relations

PS7418 Political Thinkers of Modern India

PS7518 Core Concepts of Political Theory


1 04
2 PS 8118 Contemporary Debates in India’s Political System 04

3 PS 8218 Development Administration: Theories and 04
4 04
5 Concepts 04

PS 8318 Research Methodology

PS 8418 Indian Political Economy: Concepts and Debates

PS 8518 Political Theory: Contemporary Issues and Concerns


1 04
2 PS 9119 Modern Political Analysis 04
3 04
4 PS 9218 Ancient and Medieval Political Thought 04
5 02
PS 9319 Contemporary Issues in World Politics

PS 9419 Politics in India and Marginalized Groups

PS OE-CBCS Readings in Indian Polity


1 04
2 PS 0119 Modern Political Thought 04
3 04
4 PS 0219 International Organizations 04
5 04
PS 0319 Dynamics of Indian Foreign policy

PS 0419 State Politics in India

PS 0519 Dissertation


M.A I Year (First Semester)

Course M.A First Semester

Subject: Political Science
Paper Title India’s Constitution: Political And Legal Perspectives

Paper Code PS 7118

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f June, 2018

Course Description: This course has been designed to develop understanding of the Indian

Constitution among the students. The students are also introduced to the debates of the

constituent assembly, during the making of the constitution. Additionally, the working of the

constitution since independence will be deliberated at length.

1. Constitutional Development (10 hours)
The Regulating Indian Act 1773 and 1793
Indian Council Act 1833
Government of India Act 1858, 1909 and 1919
Motilal Nehru Committee Report 1928
Karachi Resolution 1931
The Government of India Act 1935
Congress Working Committee Resolution 1939
Indian Independence Act 1947
2. Making of the Constitution (10 hours)
Formation of the Constituent Assembly 1946
Constituent Assembly Debates
Criticisms of Constituent Assembly
3. Basic Values and Objectives (10 hours)
Objective Resolution
Fundamental Rights
Directive Principles of State Policies
Fundamental Duties
4. Institutions (15 hours)
The Union: Parliament, Executive, and Judiciary
The States: Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary
Panchayats, Municipalities, Scheduled and Tribal Areas
Union List, State List, and Concurrent List

5. Federal System (15 hours)
Federal Framework
Union-State Relations: Legislative, Administrative, and Financial; Role of Governor; Article 356
Anandpur Sahib Resolution 1973 and Autonomy of the States
Zonal Councils
Sarkaria Commission 1983
Administrative Reforms Committee Reports – 1966 and 2005
Suggested Readings

 Khosla, Madhav (2012) The Indian Constitution, New Delhi: Oxford University Press

 Sarangi, Asha (Ed.) (2010) Language and Politics in India (Themes in Politics), New
Delhi: Oxford University Press

 Mehta, Pratap Bhanu (2009), India's judiciary: The promise of uncertainty, Oxford
university press, New Delhi

 Bhargava, Rajeev (ed) (2008) Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution, New Delhi:
Oxford University Press

 Noorani, A. G. (2002) Constitutional Questions in India: The President, Parliament, and
the States, New Delhi: Oxford University Press

 Hasan, Zoya, E. Sridharan, Sudarshan (2002) India's living constitution, New Delhi,
Permanent black

 Austin , Granville, 1999, Working of a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian
Experience, New Delhi, Oxford University Press

 Smith, Donald (1970), India as a Secular State, Bombay, Oxford University Press

 Pylee, M. V, 1968, Constitutional Government in India, Bombay, Asia publishing house

 Austin, Granville, The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation, 1966, New Delhi:
Oxford University Press

 Chanda, Ashok, 1965, Federalism in India: A study of union-state relations, London,
George Allen and Unwin Limited

 Gwyer, Maurice and Appadorai, A. – Speeches and Documents on the Indian
Constitution, 1957, London: Oxford University Press

 Basu, Durga Das – ―Introduction to Indian Constitution‖, Prentice Hall, New Delhi
 Basu, D. D. – Commentary on the Constitution of India – Sixth edition
 Pylee, M. V. – ―Indian Constitution‖, S. Chand and Company, New Delhi
 Pylee, M. V. – Constitutional History of India: 1600-1950
 Pylee, M. V. – Crisis Conscience and the Constitution

 Palkhivala, N. A. - Our Constitution
 Bakshi, P. M. – ―The Constitution of India‖, Universal Law, Publishers, New Delhi

 Geetanjoy, Sahu, Environmental Governance and Role of Judiciary in India, Doctoral
Research by ISEC, Bangalore

 Kashyap, Subash ―Our Constitution‖, National Book Trust, New Delhi
 Constituent Assembly Debates (Proceedings) – Parliament of India website -

 Constitutional Assembly Debates (Proceedings) – Centre for Law and Policy Research
(CLPR) –

 All leading national newspapers – The Hindu, Indian Express, Deccan Herald, and Times
of India

 Journals - Seminar, Mainstream, Economic and Political Weekly, Yojana, Journal of
Constitutional and Parliamentary StudiesThe Week, Frontline, Outlook


Course M.A First Semester

Subject: Political Science

Paper Title Public Administration: Theories And Processes

Paper Code PS 7218

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f June, 2018

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an exhaustive overview of

the various dimensions of the discipline of Public Administration. It will introduce the

approaches, and principles of administrative theory. It will also deliberate upon what is most

essential in public administration today i.e. accountability and control. Finally, it shall explore

the relationship with civil society particularly through case studies.

1. Introduction (10 hrs)
Public Administration: Changing Nature and Significance
Evolution and Status of the Discipline
Ecology of Public Administration
Approaches: Traditional and Modern
Public and Business Administration

2. Organization: Theories and Approaches (15 hrs)
Classical Theory (Fayol, Luther Gulick, Urwick and others)
Scientific Management (F. W. Taylor)
Human Relations Theory (Elton Mayo and others)
Systems Approach (Chester Bernard)
Bureaucratic Theory (Max Weber)
Behavioural Approach (Herbert Simon)
Social Psychological Approach (Douglas McGregor)
Leadership Theories (Traditional and Modern)

3. Public Organizations (10 hrs)
Public Organizations: Nature and Status
Forms of Public Organizations (Ministries, Departments, Secretariats, and Commissions)
Public Sector: Departmental Undertakings, Public Corporations and Government
Regulatory Authorities and Commissions

4. Public Personnel Administration (15 hrs)
Types of Personnel System
Position Classification
Recruitment, Training, Promotion, Discipline and Retirement
Pay and Service Conditions
Public Employees Associations
Relations with Political Executive
Administrative Ethics
Central Personnel Agency

5. Major Issues (10 hrs)
Administrative Law and Administrative Adjudication
Accountability and Control: Legislative, Executive, Judicial and Popular
Redressal of Citizens Grievance
Generalist Vs Specialist Debate
Corruption and Administration
Administrative Reforms

Suggested Readings
 Avasthi and Maheshwari (1988), Public Administration, Laxmi Narain Aggarwal: Agra.
 Basu, Rumki (2000) Public Administration – Concepts and Theories, Sterling
Publications, New Delhi 12
 Bhattacharya, Mohit (2000) New Horizons in Public Administration, Jawahar Publishers
and Distributors, New Delhi; Seventh Revised Edition, 2013
 Chakrabarty, Bidyut and Mohit Bhattacharya (2003) (ed) Public Administration – A
Reader, Oxford University Press, New Delhi

 Cox, R. W III, Buck Susan J. and Morgan, B. N. (1994) Public Administration in Theory
and Practise, Pearson Education, Delhi

 Denhardt, R. B and Denhardt, Janet V. (2009) Public Administration, Cenage Learning
India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi

 Henry, Nicholas (2010) Public Administration and Public Affairs, 11th Edition, Pearson
Learning Private Limited, New Delhi

 Hoshiar Singh & Pardeep Sachdeva (2005), Administrative Theory, Kitab Mahal, New

 J.D. Straussman (1985), Public Administration, Holt, Rinehart and Winslow, New York.

 L.M.Prasad (2001), Organisational Behaviour, New Delhi, Sultan Chand & Sons
educational Pub.

 Luthans F. (1966), Organisational Behaviour, 7th edition, New York, MC Graw Hill.

 M.P. Sharma and B.L.Sadana (1988), Public Administration in Theory and Practice,
Kitab Mahal, Allahabad.

 Maheshwari, S. R. (2009) A Dictionary of Public Administration, Orient Black Swan,

 Mohit Bhattacharya (1991), Public Administration, Calcutta: World Press (2nd Ed.).

 N.K.Sahni (2007), Management Concept and Organisational Behaviour, 5th edition, New
Delhi, [B-15, Sector – 8, NOIDA] Kalyani Publishers.

 Peters, B. Guy and Jon Pierre (2003) (ed) The Handbook of Public Administration, SAGE
Publications, India

 Stephen P. Robinson (2007), Organisational Behaviour, 11th edition, New Delhi –
110001 Prentice – Hill of India Pvt.Ltd.

 Journals - Seminar, Mainstream, Economic and Political Weekly, Strategic Analysis and
Indian Journal of Public Administration.


Course M.A First Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Title Theoretical Framework to International Relations

Paper Code PS 7318

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f June, 2018

Course Description: International scholars have been attempting to understand and categorise

why and how nations behave with one other. The endeavour has been made to analyse and

identify common trends that have emerged which will enable the prediction of the behaviour of a

state when confronted with a situation. This course has been designed to apprise students with an

understanding of the theoretical aspects of global behaviour and international security.

Understanding the history and changing nature of international relations will provide critical

insight into the current challenges faced by the international community.

1. International Relations: An Introduction (08 hours)
Evolution of Discipline

Meaning and Nature

Purpose and Importance
International Relations and International Politics (First World War; Second World War; Cold
2. Theories of International Relations (18 hours)
The Great Debates: Traditional and Modern
Realist School of Thought vs. Liberal School of Thought
Realism (Classical and Structural, Defensive and Offensive)
Indian Tradition: Kautilya‘s Realpolitique
Liberal Institutionalism (Classical and Neoliberalism)
Positivist and Post Positivist
Interdependence and Complex Interdependence Theory (Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye)
English School of International Relations Theory
Islamic Thought and International Relations Theory

Chinese Thought on International Relations Theory

3. Alternative Approaches (15 hours)
Dependency Theory
World System Theory (Immanuel Wallerstein)
Critical Theory (Robert W. Cox)
Social Constructivism (Alexander Wendt)
Hegemony (Antonio Gramsci)
International Relations and Third World

India‘s Contribution to International Relations (Non- Alignment)

4. Core Concepts in International Relations (08 hours)
National Interest, Foreign Policy
Anarchy, Balance of Power
Uni- Polar World, Bi- Polar World, Multipolar World and Non-Polar World
Diplomacy- Track One, Track One and a Half and Track Two
Traditional and Non- Traditional Security Issues

Collective Security

Global Governance

Rise of the Global South

5. Problems of International Relations (11 hours)

Nuclear Proliferation
Weapons of Mass Destruction
International Border Disputes & Secessionist Movements
Energy & Environment
Violent Non- State Actors
Human Rights
Refugee, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)
Domination of West

Suggested Readings
 Alexander Wendt (1992), Anarchy is what States Make of it: The Social Construction of
Power Politics, The MIT Press.
 Andreas Wenger and Doron Zimmermann – ―International Relations: From the Cold War
to the Globalised World‖, Via Books Pvt Ltd

 Barry H. Steiner – ―Diplomacy and International Theory‖, Review of International
Studies, Cambridge University Press, URL:

 Boesche, Roger. The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and his Arthashastra.
Maryland: Lexington Books, 2002.

 E. Sreedharan – ―International Relations – Theory and South Asia‖, Volume 1 & 2

 Emanuel Adler – ―Arms Control, Disarmament, and National Security: A Thirty Year
Retrospective and a New Set of Anticipations‖, Daedalus, MIT Press, URL:

 Francis Fukuyama - ―The End of History and the Last Man‖, Free Press, New York

 Giulio M Gallarotti – ―Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations: A synthesis of
Realism, Neoliberalism and Constructivism‖

 Hans J Morgenthau – ―Politics among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace‖

 Immanuel Kant (1795), Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch: New York.

 Immanuel Wallerstein, The Modern World-System: Capitalist Agriculture and the
Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century. New York: Academic
Press, 1976, pp. 229-233.

 Jackson, Robert H and Georg Sorenson – ―Introduction to International Relations:
Theories and Approaches‖

 John S. Moolakkattu (2011), Robert W. Cox and Critical Theory of International
Relations, Sage Journals.

 K.P. Misra, ―Towards Understanding Non-Alignment‖, International Studies 20 (1-2),
January-June 1981, pp. 23-37

 Kanti Bajpai and Siddharth Malvarappu – International Relations in India: Bringing
Theory Back Home (New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2005).

 Kenneth Waltz – ―Theory of International Politics‖, Waveland Press Inc.

 Leo Tolstoy – ―War and Peace‖

 Mahendra Kumar – ―Theoretical Approaches to International Politics‖

 Marx and Engels Selected Works, readings for the beginners,

 Morton Kaplan, ―The New Great Debate: Traditionalism vs. Science in International
Relations‖, World Politics, 19 (1), October 1966, pp. 1-20

 Muthiah Alagappa (1991), The Dynamics of International Security: Change and
Continuity ; Regional Arrangements and International Security in Southeast Asia : Going
Beyond ZOPFAN, International Relations Program East-West Center.

 Paul Kennedy – ―The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers‖, Random House, New York

 Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Power and Interdependence, 2nd edn. (New York:
Longman: 1989), pp. 23-37.

 Robert W. Cox, ―Gramsci, Hegemony and International Relations: An Essay in Method‖,
Millennium: Journal of International Studies 12, 1983: 162-75.

 Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, ―International Relations Theory and the Islamic Worldview‖,
Amitav Acharya and Barry Buzan, eds., Non-Western International Relations Theory:
Perspectives on and Beyond Asia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), pp. 174-196.

 Shivani Raswan (2014) Cross Border Terrorism in India: With Reference to International
Regime, Delhi: Vij Books India

 Trevor C. Salmon and Mark F. Imber 2008 Issues In International Relations, Routledge
 Vendulka Vubálková and Albert Cruickshank, Marxism and International Relations

(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985), pp. 1-24 & 205-248.

Journals: International Studies Review, World Focus, International Studies Quarterly and
European Journal of International Studies.


Course M.A First Semester

Subject Political Science


Paper Code PS 7418

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f June, 2018

Course Description: This paper makes an effort to introduce students to the diverse Indian

Political thought of modern times and enable the students to think critically.

Chapter 1: Hindu Reformists and Hindu nationalist thinkers [18 hours]
 Raja Ram Mohan Roy: Monotheism, Brahmo Samaj and Modernism and Approach of
 Dayanand Saraswati: Arya Samaj and anti-caste dimensions, Back to the Vedas and cow
 Swami Vivekanand: Neo-vedantism; Spiritual regeneration and Nationalism
 V.D. Savarkar: Abhinav Bharat Society, Free India Society and Hindu civilization
 Dr.Hegdewar: RSS and Hindu Nationalism, Punya Bhu and Pitra Bhu
 M.S. Golwalkar: Radical Hinduism; a precursor of present Hindutva

Chapter 2: Islam and Muslim Nationalism [10 hours]
 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Muslim education, Aligarh movement and political pragmatism
 Mohammed Iqbal: Early phase of nationalist thought and Hindu-Muslim unity; Khudi
and idea of Islamic nation.
 Mohammad Ali Jinnah: A pragmatic Congressman, Two-nation theory, Secular Pakistan
 Maulana Azad: Dharasana Satyagraha, Educational reforms in post-independence India.

Chapter 3: Dalit Social Reformers [12 hours]
 B. R. Ambedkar: Annihilation of caste; Conversion for emancipation; modernity and
 Periyar E.V. Ramasamy Naickar: Self-respect movement, Vaikom Satyagraha
 Jyotiba Phule: Eradication of untouchability, Satyasodhak Samaj, Education for OBCs
and girls

Chapter 4: Radical and Liberal Ideas in Modern India [10 hours]
 Gopal Krishna Gokhale: Servants of India society, Moderate congressman
 Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Religion as basis of anti-colonial struggle, Extreme Nationalism
 Mahatma Gandhi: Non-cooperation; Civil Disobedience and Sarvodaya
 M.G. Ranade: Political economy under British; Social reforms and Nationalism

Chapter 5: Indian Communists and Socialists [10 hours]
 M.N. Roy: Thesis on revolution, Radical Humanism
 Ram Manohar Lohia: Indian socialism and its features; Anti-Congress politics
 Jawaharlal Nehru: Impact of Fabian Socialism; Liberal Nationalism; Modernity
 Subhash Chandra Bose: Militant Nationalism; Enlightened leadership
 Jai Prakash Narayan: Partyless democracy, Total Revolution

Reading List:
 Chakrabarty, Bidyut and Rajendra Kumar Pandey (2009) Modern Indian Political
Thought: Text and Context, Sage Publications.
 Guha, Ramachandra ed. (2010) Makers of Modern India. Penguin Viking.
 Vivekanand, World Focus, 392, Aug 2012
 Bhagwan, Vishnoo (1999) Indian Political Thinkers. Atma Ram and Sons.
 Puri, Balraj (1996) Azad and Iqbal: A Comparative Study. Economic and Political
Weekly, Vol. 31, No. 10: pp. 591-595 URL:
 Puri, Balraj (2003) Iqbal and Idea of Pakistan. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 38,
No. 5 (Feb. 1-7), pp. 490-492, URL:
 Engineer, Asgar Ali (1988) Maulana Azad and the Freedom Struggle. Economic and
Political Weekly. Vol. 23, No. 50 (Dec. 10), pp. 2633-2635 URL:
 Nanda, B.R. (2004) Three Statesmen: Gokhale, Gandhi and Nehru. New Delhi: OUP.
 Jaffrelot, Christophe (2018) Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting
caste, Columbia University Press
 Vinod, M.J. and Meena Deshpande Contemporary Political Theory, PHI Learning Pvt.
 Deshpande, G.P. (ed.) 2012; Selected Writings of Jotirao Phule; New Delhi: Leftword
 Pati, Biswamoy (2007) Nationalist Politics and the 'Making' of BalGangadharTilak,
Social Scientist, Vol. 35, No. 9/10 (Sep. - Oct.), pp. 52-66.
 MN Roy: The Veteran Indian International, World Focus, August 2013.
 Kanungo, Pralay RSS’s Tryst with Politics, Manohar Publications New Delhi 2002
 Goyal, O.P. Political Ideas of Justice Ranade, The Indian Journal of Political Science,
Vol. 23, No. 1/4 (January—December, 1962), pp. 258-267
 Jagirdar, P.J. ‗Western Elements in the Social Thought of Ranade, The Indian Journal of
Political Science, Vol. 23, No. 1/4 (January—December, 1962),pp. 179-184,
 Chandra, Bipin (, Nationalism and Colonialism in Modern India, Orient Longman, Delhi,
 Chatterjee, Partha, 1986. Nationalist Thought in The Colonial World: A Derivative
Discourse, London: Zed
 Jaffrelot, Christophe (2000) Hindu Nationalist Movement & Indian Politics, Penguin

 Harvey, Mark J. ‗The Secular as Sacred?—The Religio-Political Rationalization of B. G.
Tilak‘. Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2 (1986), pp. 321-331 URL:

 Aiyar, S.P. (1972) Some Aspects of the Study of Modern Indian Political Thought, The
Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct - Dec.), pp. 401-412 URL:

 Panthem, Thomas and Kenneth L. Deutsch (1986); Political Thought in Modern India;
New Delhi: Sage Publications.

 Golwalkar, M.S. ; We, Or our Nationhood defined
 Golwalkar, M.S., Bunch of Thoughts
 Hansen, Thomas Blom (1999) The Saffron Wave: Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in

Modern India, Princeton: New Jersey, Princeton University Press.

 Suggested Journals: Economic and Political Weekly; Studies in Indian Politics; Politics
and Society; Alternatives: Global, Local, Political; Commonwealth and Comparative


Course M.A First Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Code PS 7518

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f June, 2018

Course description: This paper intends to introduce the students to the political

constructs which are used to understand some of the issues of perennial interest in

politics viz. democracy, liberty, equality and justice. The course aims at exploring some

of the major theoretical debates in the field so that students can theoretically understand

a given empirical situation and engage in informed and healthy discussion.

1. Introduction to Political Theory (12 hours)

Political Theory, Political Ideology, Political Thought and Political Philosophy

Evolution, Nature, Scope and Significance

Types of Political Theory: Empirical and normative

Trends in Political Theory

2. State and Sovereignty (12 hours)

State: Theories of Origin (Divine, Organic and Contractual or Mechanistic)

Sovereignty: Theories (Absolute, popular and legal)

Challenges to Sovereignty: Secessionism and sectarianism

Power, Authority and Legitimacy

3. Democracy (12 hours)

Key debates in Democratic theory

Procedural and Substantive democracy

Revisionism: Raymond Aron and Joseph Schumpeter

Elite theory: Vilfredo Pareto, Gaetano Mosca, Robert Michels and C.W. Mills

Pluralism: Robert Dahl and Charles Lindblom

Globalisation and Democracy

4. State and individual (12 hours)

Liberty, Equality and Justice (liberal, libertarian and socialist views)

J.S. Mill: Negative and Positive Liberty

Milton Friedman: Positive and negative Freedom

Marxian Conception of Freedom

Republican Idea of Freedom


5. State and society (12 hours)


Political Participation

Political Alienation

Political Resistance

Political Revolution
Suggested readings:

 Appadorai, A. (2011) The Substance of Politics, 9th Edition, Oxford University Press,
New Delhi.

 Bhargava, R. (2010) What is Political Theory and Why Do We Need it?, Oxford
University Press, New Delhi

 Bhargava, R. and Ashok Acharya (2010) Political Theory: An Introduction, Pearson
Publications, India.

 Goodin, Robert E. (2009) The Oxford Handbook of Political Science, Oxford University
Press, New York.

 Heywood, Andrew (2004) Political Theory – An Introduction, 3rd edition, Palgrave

 MacKenzie, Ian (2005) (ed) Political Concepts – A Reader and a Guide, Edinburgh
University Press, Edinburgh.

 McKinnon, Catrina (2012) (ed) Issues in Political Theory, Oxford University Press, 2nd
Edition, U.K.

 Vinod, M.J. and Meena Deshpande (2013) Contemporary Political Theory, PHI Learning
Private Limited, New Delhi.

 Schumpeter, Joseph (2010) Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. New Delhi:

 Mill, C. W. (1999) The Power Elite. USA: Oxford University Press.

 Nozick, Robert (2013)Anarchy, State and Utopia. Basis Books

 Friedman, Milton (2002) Capitalism and Freedom. Chicago: University of Chicago

 Mill, J.S. (1989) On Liberty and other Writings. Cambridge: CUP.

 Sabine, George H. (2011) A History of Political Theory. New Delhi: Surjeet Publications.

 Rawls, J.W. (1999) A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press.

 Sen, Amartya (2010) The Idea of Justice. London: Penguin.

 Sen, Amartya (2000) Development as Freedom. Anchor Publishers.
 Lindblom, Charles E. (1980) Politics and Markets: The World’s Political-Economic

Systems. Basic Books.

 Walzer, Michael (1984) Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality. Basic

 Aron, Raymond (2001) The Opium of the Intellectuals. London: Routledge.

 Schumpeter, Joseph (2011) Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. New Delhi: Adarsh

 Dworkin, Ronald (2014) Taking Rights Seriously. New Delhi: Universal Law Publishing.

 All leading national newspapers – The Hindu, Indian Express, Deccan Herald, and Times
of India

 Journals - Seminar, Mainstream, Economic and Political Weekly, Studies in Indian

 Magazines – Frontline, Outlook , The Caravan


M.A I Year (Second Semester)

Course M.A Second Semester

Subject: Political Science
Paper Title Contemporary Debates in India‘s Political System

Paper Code PS 8118

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f November 2018

Course Description: This course has been designed to enable the students understand the

functions of the Indian Government and its various existing systems and institutions. The history

and changing nature of political systems in India will form a greater focus in understanding the

on-going debate on politics and government. The course is framed in such a manner that it

enables the student to engage in critical political debates as they will be acquainted with both

institutional and popular political notions.

1. Party System and Political Parties (15 hrs)
Indian Party System: General Characteristics
Indian‘s and Party System: Problem of Party Identification and Psychological
Dominant Party System
Changing Nature of Indian Party System
National and State Parties: Nature and Ideologies
Coalition Politics: Features and Trends
Leadership Patterns and Factionalism

2. Election and Electoral Politics (10 hrs)
Adult Franchise: Underlying Principles of Elections
Election Procedure
Election Commission
Psephology, Voting Behaviour and Patronage Politics
Spatial Dimension of Politics: Urban vs. Rural
Political Defections and Anti-defection Law
Criminalization of Politics
Electoral Reforms

3. Popular Politics ((10 hrs)
Pressure Groups: Types and Changing Role
Social Movements

Dalit Movement
Farmers Movements
Women‘s Movement
Environmental Movements
Anti-Corruption Movements
Media and Politics
4. State Affirmative Policies (10 hrs)
Reservation for SC and ST
Minority Rights
Caste, Social Backwardness and OBC reservations
Social Discrimination and Reservation claims of Muslims and Dalit Christians
5. National Integration and Problems of Nation Building (10 hrs)
Politics of Nationalism
Regionalism and Sub-Regional Movements
Statehood Movements
Question of Uniform Civil Code
Challenges to National Integration (Secessionist Movements, Insurgency and Left-wing

Suggested Readings

 Baruah, Sanjib, 2009, Beyond Counter-insurgency: Breaking the impasse in
Northeast India, New Delhi: OUP.

 Baruah, Sanjib, ‗protective discrimination and the crisis of citizenship in North-
East.‘ Economic & Political Weekly

 Bhaumik, Subir, ‗Troubled Periphery: Crisis of India‘s North East‘, SAGE
 Brass, Paul, 1999, the politics in India since independence, New Delhi,

Foundation book.
 Chakma, Paritosh, ‗Mizoram: Minority Report‘, EPW, June 6, 2009.
 Chakrabarti Dipesh (2000), Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and

 Chanda Ashok, 1965, Federalism in India: A study of union-state relations,

London, George Allen and Unwin ltd. Chatterjee Partha (Ed), 2004, State and
Politics in India, OUP, New Delhi
 Chatterjee, Partha (1986), Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World: A
Derivative Discourse
 Doungal, Jangkhongam, ‗Autonomous District Councils: A study of the
implications of the sixth schedule in Mizoram‘, in Jagadish K. Patnaik (ed)
Mizoram: Dimensions & perspectives, 2008, New Delhi: Concept

 G. Aloysius (1992), Nationalism without a Nation, OUP: Delhi
 Hasan Joya (2009), Politics of Inclusion: Caste, Minorities and Affirmative

Action, New Delhi: Oxford.
 Jayal Gopal Niraja (2010), the Oxford companion to Politics in India, New Delhi:

 Kaviraj, Sudipta, 1997, Politics in India
 Kohli Atul, 1991, India's democracy: An analysis of changing state-society

relations, New Delhi, Orient Longman
 Kohli Atul (Ed), 2001, The success of India's democracy, Cambridge, Cambridge

university press.
 Kothari Rajni, 1970, 1985, Politics in India, Orient Longman, Delhi.
 Kothari Rajni (2010), Caste in Indian Politics Paperback, Orient Blackswan.
 Kumar, Pramod (Ed), 1992, Towards Understanding Communalism, Centre for

Research in Rural & Industrial Development: Chandigarh.
 Parekh Bhikhu (1998), Colonialism, Tradition and Reform, Sage: Delhi

Permanent black.
 Pratap Bhanu Mehta (2009), India's judiciary: The promise of uncertainty, Oxford

university press, New Delhi.
 Pylee.M.V, 1968, Constitutional Government in India, Bombay, Asia publishing

 Rudolph and Rudolph, 2008, Explaining Indian democracy: A Fifty year

perspective 1950- 2006, Vol IIII, OUP, New Delhi.
 Sahu Geetanjoy, Environmental governance and Role of judiciary in India,

Doctoral research by ISEC, Bangalore.
 Sarkar Sumit (1983), Modern India: 1885 to 1947, Delhi: MacMillan
 Sekhar Bandopadhyaya (2004), From Plassey to Partition - A history of modern

India, Orient Longman: India
 Smith, Donald 1970, India as a secular state, Bombay, Oxford university press.
 W. H. Morris Jones (1964), Government and Politics of India, London
 Zoya Hasan, E. Sridharan, Sudarshan, 2002, India's living constitution, New


 Journals: Journals - India Quarterly, Seminar, Mainstream, World Focus,
Defense and Security Analysis, Economic and Political Weekly, Strategic
Analysis Magazines – India Today, The Week, Frontline, Outlook


Course M.A Second Semester

Subject: Political Science

Paper Title Development Administration: Theories and Concepts

Paper Code PS 8218

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f November, 2018

Course Description: This course has been designed to provide students with an understanding

on how administration functions in developing countries, with particular focus on India and

South Asia. It will introduce the concept of development, the features and approaches to the

study of development administration and the difference between public administration and

development administration. This course also examines the role of foreign aid. The constitutional

provisions concerning development administration India is also discussed.

1. Introduction (10 hrs)
Concept of Development
Capitalist, Socialist and Third World Models
Growth and Evolution of Development Administration
Characteristics of Development Administration
Development Administration and Administrative Development
Development Administration vs. Traditional Administration

2. Theories of Development Administration (15 hrs)
Western Liberal (Rigg‘s Prismatic Model, Modernisation Theory)
Rosenstein-Rodan's Theory of the Big Push
Leibenstein's Critical Minimum Effort Thesis
Lewis' Model of Economic Development
Gunnar Myrdal's Thesis of Spread and Backwash
The Human Capital Model of Development
Post-Development Model

3. Select Issues (10 hrs)
Human Development
Sustainable Development
Decentralization and Development

4. International Aid and Development (15 hrs)
Foreign Aid
Role of Foreign Aid in Development (Bilateral, Multilateral Aid, Governmental and Non-
Role of International Agencies (IMF, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP and
Implications of Foreign Aid
Overseas Development Assistance

5. Problems of Development Administration in India (10 hrs)
Constitutional Framework
Centralized Planning System
Poverty, Unemployment; Lack of People‘s Participation in Development Process
Economic and Social Exclusion

Suggested Readings
 Amartya Sen (2001), Development as Freedom, Oxford University Press paperback.
 Bhattacharya, Mohit (1987) ‗Crisis of Public Administration as a Discipline in India‘,

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XXII, November 28.
 Bhattacharya, Mohit (2006) Social Theory and Development Administration, Jawahar

Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi. (PMV – Dept. Library)
 Fred W Riggs (1970), Frontiers of Development Administration, Duke University Press.
 Jayal, Niraja Gopal, Amit Prakash and Pradeep K. Sharma (ed) (2006) Local Governance in

India – Decentralisation and Beyond, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. (Dept Library)
 Maheshwari, S.R. (2005) Public Administration in India – The Higher Civil Service, Oxford

University Press, New Delhi. (Dept Library)
 Mathur, Kuldeep (1998) Development Policy and Administration, Sage Publications Pvt Ltd,

New Delhi.
 Mathur, Kuldeep (2013) Oxford India Short Introductions: Panchayati Raj, Oxford

University Press, New Delhi.
 Mathur, Kuldeep (2013) Public Policy and Politics in India, Oxford University Press, New

 Mathur, Kuldeep and James Warner Bjorkman (2009) Policy-Making in India – Who

Speaks? Who Listens?Har-Anand Publications Pvt Ltd, New Delhi. (Dept. Library)
 Mohit Bhattacharya (2006) Social Theory, Development Administration, and Development

Ethics, Jawahar Publishers & Distributors
 Pai, Panadiker (1974) Development Administration in India, New Delhi: Macmillan.
 R. Brabhanti and J. S. Spengler, Administration and Economic Development in India, Duke

University Press.
 R.K. Sapru (rev. Edn.) (2008), Development Administration, Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
 Raghunandan, T.R. (2012) (ed) Decentralisation and Local Governments – The Indian

Experience, Orient Blackswan Private Limited, Hyderabad.
 Ratnakar Gaikwad, Initiatives in Development Administration, Yashwantrao Chavan

Academy of Development Administration
 Reddy, Y.V. (2013) Economic Policies and India’s Reform Agenda – New Thinking, Orient

BlackSwan, Hyderabad. (Dept Library)
 Richard B Norgaard (2006), Development Betrayed: The End of Progress and a Co-

Evolutionary Revisioning of the Future, Routledge
 S. P. Verma and S. K. Sharma (ed) (1972), Development Administration, New Delhi: IIPA.
 Sachdeva, Pardeep (2011) Local Government in India, Pearson, New Delhi. (Dept Library)

 Samaddar, R. and Suhit K. Sen (2012) (ed) Political Transition and Development

Imperatives in India, Routledge, New Delhi. (Dept Library)

 Sapru, R. K. (1994) Development Administration, Sterling Publishers Private Limited, New

Delhi (2013 Reprint) (PMV - Dept Library)

 Tim Allen, Alan Thomas, (1992), Poverty and development in the 1990sOxford University


 Vicky Randall, Robin Theobald (1998),

Political change and underdevelopment: a critical introduction to Third World politics, Duke

University Press


 India Quarterly, Seminar, Economic and Political Weekly, Strategic Analysis

 Magazines – India Today, The Week, Frontline, Outlook

 All leading national newspapers – The Hindu, Indian Express, Deccan Herald, and Times of


Course M.A Second Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Title Research Methodology

Paper Code PS 8318

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f November, 2018

Course Description: This course has been designed to provide students with a rigorous training

in research methodology. It begins by deliberating on the importance of research in social

sciences. It also explores the relationship between theory and research and analyses the critical

difference between fact and value while doing research in the discipline of political science. The

various aspects of the Scientific Method of research are deliberated upon, followed by a detailed

exposition of a Research Design and emphasizing on the importance of the processes involved in

collection and processing of data. This paper prepares a student for dissertation work, which they

are going to submit in the fourth semester.

Note: Every student is expected to choose a topic for dissertation during the course of this

1.Introduction (09 hours)

Research (Definition, Characteristics and Objectives)
Significance of Research
Research Methods v/s Methodology
Scientific Method
Interrelationship between Theory and Research
Importance of Research in Political Science

2. Types of Research and Approaches (12 hours)
Applied Research, Fundamental Research, Descriptive Research, Ethnographic Research,
Experimental Research, Exploratory Research, Historical Research, Qualitative Research and
Quantitative Research

3. Research Design and Process (12 hours)
Writing Research Proposal
Literature Review (Review of Concepts and Theories)
Formulating the Research Problem
Defining the Research Problem
Research Questions
Research Objectives

Hypothesis (Meaning, Types and Testing of Hypothesis)

4. Methods of Data Collection and Analysis (15 hours)
Sources of Data (Primary and Secondary)
Survey Method; Case Study Method; Questionnaires; Schedules
Sampling and Interview Methods
Classification- Editing- Coding of Data
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS)

5. Thesis/Report Writing (12 hours)
Writing principles
Contents and Organization of the Findings
Citation Methods (Footnotes, End Notes, In-text Citation, References and Bibliography)
Citation Rules (OSCOLA, MLA, APA and Chicago)
Limitations of Research
Ethics of Research (Plagiarism)

Suggested Readings
 Agrawal, Rashmi & BVLN Rao, Research Methods: Concepts, Process and PracticeMarsh,
 Goode, W. J and Hatt, P. K. (1952) Methods in Social Research
 Hansraj: Social science research
 Harvey, L: Critical Social Research
 Josyln and Josyln: Research methods in Political Science
 Layder, D:Understanding Social Theory
 Lee. R. M.: Doing research on sensitive topics
 Marsh, C :The Survey Method
 Methods
 Vanus, D. A, De: Surveys in Social Research
 Verma, S.L. :Research Methodology in Political Science -Theory and Analysis
 Wilkinson and Bandarkar: Social Science Research
 Young, P.V: Social Science Surveys and Research


Course M.A Second Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Title Indian Political Economy: Concepts and

Paper Code PS 8418

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f November, 2018

Course Description: This paper intends to give students a broad exposure about the Indian

economy and other institutions associated with the management of the Indian economy.

Chapter 1: Political Economy: An Introduction (10 hours)
Political Economy: Scope and Significance
Theories of Political Economy: Realist (Mercantilism), Liberal and Neo-Liberalist, Marxian and

Chapter 2: Political Economy of India (15 hours)
Evolutionary Challenges
Models of Growth: Nehruvian, Gandhian, Mahalanobis
Debates on Mixed Economy with reference to Bombay Plan
Five Year Planning: Politics and Implications of Inter-sectoral Divergence
Rao-Manmohan Model: Liberalization and Privatization
NITI Aayog and Non-Plan Era, GST

Chapter 3: Agriculture in India (13 hours)
Evolution: Ideology during Colonial Period
Challenges post-independence: Land reform and food sovereignty (PL 480)
Green Revolution: Advantages and Limitations
New Agricultural Policy: Vision 2020
Micro Financial Institutions: NABARD
Agrarian Crisis and Food Security

Chapter 4: Industrial and Service Sector (12 hours)
Evolution: Mixed Economy to Liberalization
Industrial and Labour Policy: Labor Politics and Reforms in Post- Liberalized Era
Impact of Globalization: Restructuring
Policy Interventions: MRTPA replaced with CCI, Deregulation and End of License-quota Raj

Chapter 5: Contemporary Issues and Challenges (10 hours)
Relevance of New International Economic Order
WTO and Free Market Regime in Third World Countries

Corporate Forming, Land Acquisition and Seed Monopoly of Giant Corporate Houses
Special economic Zones

Challenges to Manufacturing Sector: vulnerable MSMEs and Informalization of Labor
Global Financial Crisis

Suggested Readings
 JagdishBhagwati, In Defence of Globalization (New Delhi: OUP, 2004)
 Rahul Mukherjee, India's Economic Transition (OUP, 2010)
 Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen, India, Development and Participation (New Delhi: OUP, 2007)
 Amit Bahduri and Deepak Nayyar, Intelligent Persons Guide to Liberalization (New Delhi:

Penguin Books, 1996)
 Tirthanker Roy, The Economic History of India, 1857-1947 (New Delhi: OUP, 2006)
 S.K. Mishra and V.K. Puri, Indian Economy-Its Development Experience (New Delhi:

Himalaya Publishing House, 2008)
 Rudder Dutt and K.P.M. Sundaram, Indian Economy (Bangalore: S. Chand Company, 2008)
 Uma Kapila, Indian Economy-Performance and Policies (New Delhi: Academic Foundation,

 Uma Kapila, Indian Economy since Independence
 Shankar Acharya and Rakesh Mohan, eds. India‘s Economy: Performance and Challenges
 Amit Bhaduri, Development with Dignity: The Case for Full Employment (National Book

Trust, 2005)
 BimalJalan (ed), Indian Economy (New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2002)
 Frederick Clairmonte, Economic Liberalisation and Underdevelopment
 Harry Magdoff, Essays on Imperialism and Globalization
 A.K. Bagchi, Political Economy of Underdevelopment
 UtsaPatnaik, Long Transition: Essays on Political Economy
 V.K. Ramachandran &MadhuraSwaminathan, Agrarian Studies
 AbhijitVinayak Banerjee, RolanBenabou and DilipMookherjee (eds.), Understanding

Poverty (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)
 Vijaykumar, Services Sector in India-Recent Policy Initiatives (New Delhi: New Century
 Publications, 2008)
 K. Bhaumik, The WTO-A Discordant Orchestra (New Delhi, Sage Publications, 2007)
 Anup Chatterjee (ed) Sixty Years of Indian Industry-Growth, Reforms and Outlook (New

Delhi: New Century Publications, 2007)
 Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents (New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2003)
 Jeffrey D. Sachs, The End of Poverty-How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime (New

York: Penguin Books, 2005)
 AnwarwulHoda and Ashok Gulati, WTO Negotiations on Agriculture and Developing

Countries (New Delhi: OUP, 2007)
 Francin Frankel, Indian Political Economy (1945 – 2004)
 Baldev Raj Nayar, Globalisation and Politics in India
 Reports: Reserve Bank of India, Handbook of Statistics on Indian Economy, Mumbai
 UNDP, Human Development Report
 World Bank, World Development Indicators, Washington DC

 Planning Commission of India, Annual Reports

 Central Statistical Organization, Annual Reports

 Economic Survey
 Newspapers – The Hindu, Indian Express, Deccan Herald, and Times of India

 Journals - India Quarterly, Seminar, Mainstream, World Focus, Defense and Security
Analysis, Economic and Political Weekly, Strategic Analysis

 Magazines – India Today, The Week, Frontline, Outlook


Course M.A Second Semester
Subject Political Science
Paper Title
Political Theory: Contemporary Issues
Paper Code and Concerns
Teaching Hours/week PS 8518
Teaching Hours/sem 04
No. of Credits 04
November, 2018

1. Approaches to Political Theory (8 hours)
 Normative versus Empirical Approach
 Subjective versus Objective
 Behavioral and Post-Behavioral Approaches (David Easton)

2. Developments in Socialism (10 hours)
 Development of Underdevelopment (Samir Amin)
 Market Socialism (Oskar Ryszard Lange)
 Challenges facing Socialism in 21st century

3. Communitarian Critique of Neo-liberalism (12 hours)
 Michael Sandel (Justice)
 Benjamin Barbar (Liberty before Liberalism)
 Alasdair C. MacIntyre

4. Conservatism, Neo-conservatism and Civil Society (15 hours)
 Edmund Burke
 Voltaire
 Michael Joseph Oakeshott
 State and Civil Society: Meaning and Characteristics
 Approaches to Civil Society: Joel S. Migdal and Barrington Moore

5. Modernity and Post-Modernity (15 hours)
 Modernity
 Critique of Modernity (Gilles Deleuze)
 Post- Modernism (Michel Foucault)
 Deconstruction (Jacques Derrida)
 Public Sphere (Jurgen Hebermas)


 Amin, Samir (2007) Empire of Chaos, Aakar Books, Delhi
 Beteille, Andre, 1996, ‗Civil Society and Its Institutions‘, The First Fulbright Memorial

Lecture, Calcutta.
 Chandhoke, Neera (2013) ‗The Representation Deficit in Civil Society‘ in Suri, K.C. (ed)

ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations: Political Science – Volume 2 – Indian
Democracy’, Oxford University Press, New Delhi (UG Lib 75762)
 Chew. S.C. and Denemark, R. A. (1996) (ed) The Underdevelopment of Development –

Essays in Honour of Andre Gunder Frank;

 Heywood, Andrew (2005) Political Theory, Palgrave Macmillan, New York. (PG Lib


 Heywood, Andrew (2011) Political Ideologies, Palgrave Macmillan, New York. (PG Lib

 G. W. F. Hegel, ‗Philosophy of Right‘, 1953, Clarendon, Oxford.

 Garner, Robert, Peter Ferdinand and Stephanie Lawson (2009) Introduction to Politics,
2nd edition, (UG Lib 75759)

 Gudavarthy, Ajay (2013) Politics of Post-Civil Society: Contemporary History of

Political Movements in India, Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, Ajante: Delhi

 Kothari, Rajni, 1988, State Against Democracy: In Search of Humane Governance,
 Mahajan, Gurpreet (1999) ‗Civil Society and Its Avatars: What Happened to Freedom

and Democracy?‘ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 34, No. 20, May 15-21, pp.1188-

 Malley, Joseph O, 1977, Karl Marx: Critique of Hegel‘s philosophy of Right‘, Cambridge

University Press.

 Mckinnon, Catriona (2012) (ed) Issues in Political Theory, Oxford University Press,
Oxford, U.K, Second Edition. (UG Library – 075760)

 Papaioannou, Theo (2008) ‗Nozick Revisited: The Formation of the Right-based
Dimension of his Political Theory‘, International Political Science Review, Vol 29, No 3,

pp. 261-280.
 Riley, Jonathan (2012) ‗Liberty‘ in Mckinnon, Catriona (ed) Issues in Political Theory,

Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K, Second Edition, pp. 101-123. (UG Library –

 Ryan, Anne B. (2006) ‗Post-Positivist Approaches to Research‘
 Suri, K.C. (2013) (ed) ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations: Political Science –

Volume 2 – Indian Democracy’, Oxford University Press, New Delhi (UG Lib 75762)

 Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1945, Democracy in America, Vintage Books, New York.

 Tripathi, Deepak (2008) The Relevance of Positivism in Social Sciences,


 Varshney, Ashutosh, 2002, Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India,
New Delhi: OUP.

 Vinod, M.J. and Deshpande, Meena (2013) Contemporary Political Theory, PHI
Learning Private Limited, Delhi.

 Walzer, Michael, ‗The idea of Civil Society,‘ Dissent (Spring 1991).
 Wolff, Jonathan (2012) ‗Equality and Social Justice‘ in Catriona (ed) Issues in Political

Theory, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K, Second Edition, pp. 147-167. (UG
Library – 075760)
 Wolin, Sheldon, (2006) Politics and Vision: Continuity and Innovation in Western
Political Thought.


 Amin, Samir (1976) Unequal Development – An Essay on the Social Formation of
Peripheral Capitalism, Harvester Press, Sussex.

 ____________, (2009) The World We Wish to See: Revolutionary Objectives in the
Twenty-First Century, Translated by James Membrez, Aakar Books, Delhi. (PMV)

 ____________, (2010) From Capitalism to Socialism - Reconstructing the Socialist
Perspective, Tulika Books, New Delhi.

 ____________, (2011) The Law of Worldwide Value, Translated by Brian Pearce and
Shane Mage, Aakar Books, Delhi. (PMV)

 Anderson, Perry (1976-77): ‗The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci‘, New Left Review, No

 Berlin, Isaiah (1969) Four Essays on Liberty, Oxford University Press.
 Chandhoke, Neera (2003) Does Civil Society Matter? Governance in Contemporary

India, Sage, New Delhi.
 Gaus, Geerald F. and Chandran Kukathas (eds) Handbook of Political Theory, Sage,

 Giddens, A. (1990) The Consequences of Modernity, Polity Press, Cambridge.
 Gudavarthy, Ajay (2013) Politics of Post-Civil Society: Contemporary History of

Political Movements in India, Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.
 Harvey, David (1989) The Condition of Post-Modernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of

Cultural Change, Basil Blackwell, Oxford.
 Hayek, F. A. (1944) The Road to Serfdom, Routledge Reprint 2005.
 Hayek, F. A. (1960) The Constitution of Liberty, Chicago University Press, Chicago.
 Hegel, G W F (1953): Philosophy of Right, Clarendon, Oxford.
 Kothari, Rajni (1988) Transformation and Survival: In Search of Humane World Order,

Ajanta, New Delhi.
 Kuhn, Thomas S. (1970) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago University

Press, Chicago.

 Kukathas, Chandran (2003) The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and
Freedom, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

 Kymlicka, Will (1990) Contemporary Political Philosophy, Clarendon Press, Oxford.
 Locke, John (1924): Two Treatises of Civil Government, J M Dent, London.
 MacIntyre, Alasdair (1981) After Virtue, University of Notre Dame Press, U.S.A. Second

 Mill, J.S. (1972) Utilitarianism, On Liberty and Considerations on Representative

Government, Dent, London.
 Mohanty, Manoranjan, P.N. Mukherjee and Olle Tornquist (1998) (eds): People’s Rights:

Social Movements and the State in the Third World, Sage, Delhi.
 Nozick, R. (1974) Anarchy, State and Utopia, New York/Oxford: Basic

 Oomen, T.K. (2004) Nation, Civil Society and Social Movements, Sage, New Delhi.
 Popper, K.R. (1959) The Logic of Scientific Discovery, London: Hutchinson/New York:

Basic Books.
 Rand, A. (1966) Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Signet, U.S.A.
 Rawls, J. (1971) A Theory of Justice, Harvard University Press, Cambridge:MA, (1999

Revised Edition).
 Rawls, J. (1993) Political Liberalism, Columbia University Press, New York.
 Rousseau, J J (1968): The Social Contract, Penguin Books, London.
 Sandel, Michael (2012) What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Allan

Lane, Penguin Books Ltd, England.
 Sandel, Michael (2009) Justice: What is the right thing to do? Cambridge University

Press, Cambridge, U.K.
 Sandel, Michael (1982) Liberalism and the Limits of Justice, Cambridge University

Press, Cambridge, U.K.
 Skinner, Q. (1998) Liberty before Liberalism, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,

 Taylor, Charles (1985) Philosophical Papers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,

 Taylor, Charles (1989) Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity, Cambridge

University Press, Cambridge, U.K.
 Walzer, M. (1983) Spheres of Justice, Basic Books, New York.


M.A II Year (Third Semester)

Course M.A Third Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Title Modern Political Analysis

Paper Code PS9119

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f June, 2019

Course Description: Modern Political Analysis provides students with a continuation of the
principles of social science research design and empirical analysis. This course provide modern
and scientific approaches to study the political science.

1. Introduction (12 hrs)
Meaning, Nature and Importance of Political Analysis
Distributive Analysis
Behaviouralism and Post-Behaviouralism
Decision-Making Theory (Richard W. Snyder, H. W. Bruck and Burton Sapin)
Communication Theory (Karl Deutsch)
Structural Functional Analysis (Gabriel Almond)

2. Political Systems and Power Approaches (15 hrs)
Types of Political Systems
Systems Theory (David Easton)
Group Theory (Arthur Bentley)
Elite Theory (Pareto and Gaetano Mosca)
Game Theory (Kaplan)
Role Theory (Heinz Eulau)

3. Development-Oriented Approaches (15 hrs)
Political Modernisation and Development
Modernisation Theory
Dependency Theory
Theory of Development (Rajni Kothari)

4. Political Sociology (10 hrs)
Political Culture
Political Socialisation
Political Participation
Political Representation

5. Concepts of Political Analysis (8 hrs)
Political Development
Political Alienation
Political Mobilization
Political Order and Decay

Basic Readings

Almond, G., Powell, B., Dalton, R. & Strom, K. (2007). Comparative Politics Today. (9 th ed.).
New York: Pearson Longman.

Easton, D. (1971). The Political System: An Inquiry into the State of Political Science. (2 nd
ed.). New York: Knopf.

Easton, D. (1965). A Systems Analysis of Political Life. New York: Wiley.

Varma, S. P (1975). Modern Political Theory. Ghaziabad UP: Vikas Publishing House PVT Ltd.

Almond, G. & Powell, G. (1978). Comparative Politics. Boston: Little, Brown. Pp. 13-16.

Lenin, V. (1914). ‗Karl Marx: A Brief Biographical Sketch with an Exposition of Marxism.‖
Retrieved on 25 September, 2009 from

Pareto, V. (1968). The Rise and Fall of the Elites. New Jersey: The Bedminster.

Dahl, R. (1991). Modern Political Analysis. (5th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Babawale T. (1999), ―Political Culture and Political Socialization.‖ In: Anifowose, R. and
Enemuo, F. Elements of Politics. Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd. pp. 200 -225.

McClosky, H. (1968). ―Political Participation.‖ In: International Encyclopedia of the Social
Sciences. New York: CollierMacmillan.

Milbraith, L. ( 1965). Political Participation. Chicago: Rand Mcnally and Co.

Milbraith, l. & Geol, M. (1977). Political Participation: How and Why do People get involved in
Politics? Chicago: Rand Mcnally and Co.

Orum, A. (1978). Introduction to Political Sociology: The Social Anatomy of the Body Politic.
Englewood-Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc.


1. Indian Journal of Political science
2. American Political Science Review
3. Economic and Political weekly
4. Political Theory
5. Commonwealth and Comparative politics


Course M.A Third Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Title Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

Paper Code PS9219

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f June ,2019

Course description: This paper aims at providing a conceptual background to the students about
the nature and characteristics of ancient and medieval political thinking. The objective is to given
them an evolutionary perspective on the growth of political thinking so that they can prepare
themselves to think hypothetically and in a contemplative manner.

1. Ancient Greek Political Thought

2. Ancient Chinese Political Thought
Lao Tzu: Taoism
Confucius: Confucianism
Kaun Tzu: Legalism

3. Ancient Indian Political Thought

4. Medieval Political Thought -I
Papalists: St Augustine and Thomas Aquinas
Anti-papalists: Marsiglio of Padua and Dante

5. Medieval Political Thought -II
Jean Bodin

Basic Reading List

 Plato (2007) The Republic. London: Penguin Classics.
 Plato (2016) Statesman. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
 Aristotle (2000) Politics. London: Dover Publications (PG lib)
 Julia Annas (2000) Plato-A Very Short Introduction. London: OUP (PG lib)
 Jonathan Barnes (2000) Aristotle-A Very Short Introduction. London: OUP (PG lib)
 Mehta, V.R. (2015) Foundations of Indian Political Thought. New Delhi: Manohar.
 Wayper, C.L. (1994) Political Thought. New Delhi: B I Publications Pvt. Ltd.
 Popper, Karl (2002) The Open Society and its Enemies: The Spell of Plato. London:

Routledge Classics.
 Sabine, G.H. and Thorson, T.L. (1973) A History of Political Theory. Oxford: OUP.
 Confucius (1979) The Analects. London: Penguin Classics.
 Lao Tzu (2017) Tao Te Ching. London: Fingerprint Publishing.
 Kautilya (1992) The Arthashastra. London: Penguin Classics.
 Chaturvedi, R.G. (2010) Manusmriti: The Constitution of the Vedic Society. New Delhi:

Universal Publishing Co.
 Skinner, Quentin (1978) The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: The Renaissance

Volume I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 Machiavelli (2000) the Discourses. London: Penguin Classics
 Machiavelli (1998) the Prince. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 Christopher Rowe, Malcolm Schofield, (2000), The Cambridge History of Greek and

Roman Political Thought: Cambridge University Press.
 David Boucher and Paul Kelly (2009), Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present :

 Yu-lan Fung, A Short History of Chinese Philosophy, Volume-II.
 Kung-Chuan Hsiao (1979), a history of Chinese political thought. Vol.1. From the

beginnings to the sixth century A.D.
 Nelson R Brian (2006), Western Political Thought: From Socrates to the Age of

Ideology, New Delhi: Pearson.


 American Politician Science Review
 Indian Journal of Political Science
 Studies in Indian Politics


Course M.A Third Semester
Subject Political Science
Paper Title
Paper Code Contemporary Issues in World Politics
Teaching Hours/week PS9319
Teaching Hours/sem 04
No. of Credits 60
W.e.f 04

June, 2019

Course Description: The main focus of this paper is to understand and critically analyse key
issues in contemporary International Politics. This paper will introduce students to important
issues impacting the world environment in the 21st century. These include interpreting the
growing salience of geography and its influence on politics; the rise of violent non state actors
and asymmetric conflicts; the discourse on the politics involved in climate change negotiations;
rising concern over the spread of nuclear weapons and its implications for security and the
impact of migration

1. Introduction and Historical Overview of Global Politics (10 hrs)
Nature and Scope of World Politics
Globalization and World Politics (Cultural and Technological Dimensions)
International Politics and National Politics
North-South and South-South relations in the age of Globalization
Approaches to the Study of World Politics (Realist, Liberalist, Constructivist, Marxist
and Feminist)
The Rise and fall of Great Powers
Rising Powers and World Order

2. Understanding Geopolitics (18 hrs)
Sea Power (Alfred Thayer Mahan)
Air Power (Alexander Seversky)
Heartland Theory (Mackinder)
Rimland Theory (Spykman)
Clash of Civilisations (S. P. Huntington)
Grand Chessboard (Brzezinski)

Geopolitics and Great Game (Indo-Pacific and Central Asia)

3. Violence, Peace and Conflicts in World Politics (12 hrs)
Changing Generation of War
Civil War (Yemen and Syria)
Genocide (Rwanda)
Ethnic Conflicts (Chechnya, Rohingya, and Palestinian)
The Arab Springs (Tunisian Revolution and Egyptian Revolution)

4. Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources (10 hrs)
Eco-politics: New International Economic Order (NIEO)
Water Wars
Energy Pipeline Politics (Oil, Gas and Minerals)
Politics of Climate Change
Case Studies from Africa and Asia

5. Challenges to World Politics (10 hrs)
International Regimes
International Terrorism
Disarmament and Arms Control
Gender in World Politics
Citizenship in a Globalized World

Basic Readings

J. Baylis and S. Smith (eds), (2008) The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to
International Relations, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-6.

J. Close, (2001) ‗The Global Shift: A quantum leap in human evolution‘, Available at, Accessed: 19.04.2013.

J. Rosenau, and E. Czempiel (eds.) (1992), Governance without Government: Order and Change
in World Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rumki Basu, (ed)(2012) International Politics: Concepts, Theories and Issues New Delhi, Sage.
Andrew Heywood (2011), Global Politics, New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

S. Joshua. Goldstein and J. Pevehouse, (2007) International Relations, New York: Pearson
Longman, 2007, pp. 29-35.

A. Kumar and D. Messner (eds), (2010) Power Shifts and Global Governance: Challengesfrom
South and North, London: Anthem Press.

B. Chimni and S.Mallavarapu (eds.) (2012), International Relations: Perspectives For the Global
South, New Delhi: Pearson.

Buzan, Barry and Waever, Ole, ―After the return to theory: the past, present and future of
security studies‖ in Collins, Alan, (ed.) Contemporary security studies. (Oxford : Oxford
University Press, 2007), pp. 383-402.

Buzan, Barry, "Change and insecurity" reconsidered. In: Croft, Stuart and Terriff, Terry, (eds.)
Critical reflections on security and change (Frank Cass, Southgate, 2000), pp. 1-17.

Clark, Ian. Globalisation and International Relations Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press,

Dreze, Jean and Amartya Sen, India: Economic Development and Social Opportunities (New
Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Dunn, John (ed.), Contemporary Crisis of the Nation-State?, or ‗What Future for the State?‘,
Daedalus, Spring 1995.

Fredric Jameson and Masao Miyoshi (eds), The Cultures of Globalisation (London: Duke
University Press, 1998).

G. Ritzer, (2010) Globalization: A Basic Text, Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 33-62. A.
Heywood, (2011) Global Politics, New York: Palgrave.

Additional Readings

Garrett, Geoffrey (1998) ‗Global Markets and National Politics: Collision course or Virtuous
Circle?‘, International Organization, 52 (4): 787-824.

Ghosh, Peu (2015), International Relations, New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited.

Held, David and Anthony McGrew, ―The great globalization debate: an introduction‖, in Held
and McGrew (eds.) The Global Transformations Reader (Blackwell: Malden, 2000), pp. 1-46

Helleiner, E., ‗States and the Future of Global Finance‘, Review of International Studies 18,

Herman, Edward and Robert McChesney, The Global Media: The New Missionaries of
Corporate Capitalism (London: Cassell, 1997).

Hurrell, Andrew and Ngaire Woods (eds.), Globalization, Inequality and World Politics (1999).

Jan Aart Scholte, Globalization: A Critical Introduction (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001.

Kanti Bajapi, Human Security: Concept and Measurement Chapter 7 in Kanti P. Bajpai and
Siddharth Mallavarapu (ed.), International Relations in India: Bringing theory back home
Krause, Keith and Michael Williams, Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases (1997).

Mann, Michael, ―Has Globalisation Ended the Rise of the Nation-state? Review of International
Political Economy, 4(3), 1997, pp.472-496.

Mingst, Karen A. (2004), ― Essentials of International Relations‖, New York: W.W. Norton and

P. Dicken, (2007) Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy, New
York: The Guilford Press.

Paolini, Albert , ―Globalisation‖ in Philip Darby (ed.), At the Edge of International Relations:
Post-colonialism, Gender and Dependency (London: Continuum , 1997.

Patnaik, Prabhat , ―Nation State in the Era of Globalisation‖, Economic and Political Weekly,
30(33), 1995, pp. 2049-2055.

Polanyi, Karl (1944) The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of our
Time, Boston: Beacon Press.


Course M.A Third Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Title Politics in India and the Marginalized Groups

Paper Code PS9419

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f June, 2019

Course description: This paper aims at imparting the students with an understanding of politics
of the communities hitherto recognized as marginalized. It helps them to analyze politics of
Dalits, Adivasis, religious and ethnic minority and women politics. While some challenges
facing these communities are contemporary in nature many of them can be categorized as
historical marginalization. The construction of subalternity in India itself emerged as a project
under Ranajit Guha to give space to the lives and struggles of marginalized groups within the
academic study.

1. Awakening of the Depressed Classes
Western India: Shivram Janbe Kamble and Gopal Baba Valangkar
South India: Iyothee Thass, Narayan Guru, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
Eastern India: Namsudra Movement, Jyothi Rao Phule

2. Dalit Movement during Pre and Post Ambedkar’s Leadership
Locating the Dalit Question
Independent Labour Party
Scheduled Caste Federation
Dalit panter
Republican Party of India
Bahujan Maha Sang
Dalit Sangarsh Samiti
Bahujan Samaj Party

3. Issues and Concerns of Dalit Movement
Reservation/ Dalit Middle Class
Atrocities against Dalits/ Conversions
Identity, Autonomy and Ideology

4. Religious Minorities and Politics in India
Muslims and separate electorate in Colonial India
Two Nations Theory: Ethnic Nationalism Vs Territorial nationalism
Politics of Uniform Civil code
Minorities and the politics of Secularism
Politics of Proselytisation

5. Adivasis and other Issues
Adivasis in India
Birsa Munda Movement
Politics of Adivasis/ Identity and Autonomy
Issues of LGBT Quire

Selected Bibliography:

 Guha, Ranajit (1983) Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency. New Delhi: OUP
 Chatterjee, Partha (1992) The Nation and its fragments: Colonial and Post-colonial

Histories. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
 Omvedt, Gail (2012) Understanding Caste: From Buddha to Ambedkar and beyond. New

Delhi: Orient Blackswan.
 Ambedkar, B.R. (1936) Annihilation of Caste. New Delhi: Navyana
 Jaffrelot, Christophe (2003) India’s Silent revolution: The rise of the low castes in North

Indian politics. New Delhi: Permanent Black.
 Jaffrelot, Christophe (2006) Analysing and fighting caste: Dr. Ambedkar and

Untouchability. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.
 Nagaraj, D.N. (2012). The Flaming feet and other essays: The Dalit movement in India.

New Delhi: Permanent Black.
 Teltumbde, Anand (2008) Khairlanji. New Delhi: Navyana.
 Teltumbde, Anand ed. (2011) Hindutva and Dalits: Perspectives for understanding

communal praxis. Kolkata: Samya.
 Singh, K.S. (ed.) (1972) Tribal Situation in India. Shimla: IIAS
 Singh, K.S. (ed.) (1982) Tribal Movements in India (Vol I and II). New Delhi: Manohar
 Mehta, Pratap Bhanu (2003) The Burden of Democracy. New Delhi: Penguin.
 Keer, Dhananjay (2011) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Bombay: Popular Prakashan.
 Munshi, Indra (2012) The Adivasi question (EPW). New Delhi:Orient-Blackswan

 Mehta, Pratap Bhanu and Neerja Gopal Jayal (ed.) (2010) Oxford companion to Politics

in India. New Delhi: OUP.
 Kela, Shashank (2012) A rogue and peasant slave: Adivasi resistance 1800-2000. New

Delhi: Navyana Publishers.

 Jodhka, Surinder (2012) Caste: Oxford India Short Introductions. New Delhi: Oxford
University Press.

 Jodhka, Surinder (2014) Caste in Contemporary India. New Delhi: Routledge.
 Jodhka, Surinder and James Manor (eds.) (2017) Contested Hierarchies, Persisting

Influence: Caste and Power in Twenty First Century India. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan
 Menon, Nivedita (2012) Seeing Like a Feminist. New Delhi: Penguin India.
 Menon, Nivedita ed. (2001) Gender and Politics in India: Themes in Politics. New Delhi:
Oxford University Press.
 John, Mary E. (2008) Women’s Studies in India: A Reader. New Delhi: Penguin India.
 Suroor, Hasan (2014) India’s Muslim spring: Why Is Nobody Talking About it? New
Delhi: Rupa Publications.
 Hasan, Zoya (2011) Politics of Inclusion: Caste, Minorities and Affirmative Action. New
Delhi: Oxford University Press.
 Roy, Asim (2008) Islam in History and Politics: Perspectives from South Asia. New
Delhi: Oxford India Paperbacks.


 Studies in Indian Politics
 Contributions to Indian Sociology
 Economic and Political Weekly
 Seminar


Course M.A Third Semester

Subject Political Science


Paper Code CBCS-PSOE

Teaching Hours/week 02

Teaching Hours/sem 30

No. of Credits 02

W.e.f June, 2019

Course Description: This paper intends to introduce the students from other P.G streams to the
working of the Indian Constitution under the CBCS Open Elective System.

Evolution of the Constitution
Constituent Assembly
Philosophy of the Constitution
Sources of the Constitution
Salient features.

Nature of Indian federal system

Unitary and federal features

Centre-State relations- An overview

Debates over Article 356
Sarkaria Commission and M.N.Venkatachaliah Commission –Recommendations

Party system and its changing profile
Classification and political parties in India
Election Commission: Role and performance
Elections and voting behaviour
Defection Politics & Anti-defection Laws
Electoral Reforms.

Caste and politics
Reservation and Social justice
Secularism, Communalism & Political corruption.

Reading List

1. Beteille Andre, Antinomies of Society: Essays on Ideologies and Institutions, OUP: New

2. Bhargava Rajeev Ed., Secularism and its critics, OUP: New Delhi.
3. Chatterjee, Partha Ed., State and Politics in India, OUP New Delhi.
4. Jayal, N.G and Mehta, P.B. The Oxford companion to Politics in India, OUP, New Delhi.
5. Kohli, Atul Ed., The success of India‘s democracy, Cambridge.
6. Kothari Rajni, Politics in India, Orient Blackswan.
7. Shankar, B.L. and Valerian Rodrigues, The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work,

OUP: New Delhi.
8. Banu Pratap Mehta- Oxford Companion of Politics in India
9. Biduyth Chakaravarthy- Indian Government and politics
10. Jaffrelot Christopher- Caste, Religion and Politics in India
11. Granvile Austin_ Indian Consitution: Corner stone of a Nation
12. Fadia and Fadia- Indian Government and Politics
13. Zoya Hassan-Parties and party Politics in India
14. EPW
15. News Paper- The Hindu.


M.A II Year (Fourth Semester)

Course M.A Fourth Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Title Modern Political Thought

Paper Code PS0119

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f November, 2019

Course description: This paper aims at discussing some of the important contemporary political
thinkers. The objective is to prepare the students for any academic debate ranging around the
ideas of the western thinkers and their relevance.

1. Social Contractualists
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Jean Jacques Rousseau

2. Idealists and Utilitarianists
Fredrick Hegel
T. H. Green
Jeremy Bentham
John Stuart Mill

3. Marxian and Socialist Tradition
Karl Marx
V.I. Lenin
Mao Zedong
Antonio Gramsci
Ralph Miliband
Nicos Poulantzas

4. Contemporary Political Thinkers-I
Hannah Ardent
Karl Popper
Hilary Putnam

5. Contemporary Political Thinkers-II
Naom Chomsky
Peter Singer

Judith Buttler
Amartya Sen
Bhiku Parekh

Basic reading list:

Hobbes, Thomas, Leviathan. London: Penguin Classics

John, Locke, Two Treatises of Government. Peacock Publications

Rousseau, J.J. The Social Contract. London: Penguin

Wayper, C.L. Political Thought, B.I. Publication Private Ltd.

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau (2000) Rupa and Co, New Delhi. (PG lib 71142)

Dyde, S.W. (2005) (translated) Philosophy of Right: G.W.F. Hegel, Dover Publications Inc, New
York. (PG lib 00121)

Hegel, G.W.F. (1952) The Philosophy of Right & The Philosophy of History, Great Books,
University of Chicago,

Singer, Peter (1983) Hegel: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.
(PG lib 70417)
Ahmad, Aijaz (2001) (ed) Karl Marx and Frederick Engels – On the National and Colonial
Questions – Selected Writings, LeftWord Books, New Delhi. (PG lib 70419)

Kamenka, Eugine (1983) (ed) The Portable Karl Marx, Penguin Books, U.S.A. (PG lib 001375)

Le Blanc, Paul (2006) Marx, Lenin, and the Revolutionary Experience, Routledge, New York
and London. (PG lib 001861)

Lenin, V.I. (2000) Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism, LeftWord Books, New Delhi.
(PG lib 004277) (PMV – Dept Library)
Lenin: A Biography, Progress Publishers, U.S.S.R. First Printed in 1965 (PMV – Dept. Library)

Hoare, Quintin and Smith, G. E. (2004) (edited and translated) Selections from the Prison
Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci, Orient Longman, Chennai. (PG lib 71132)

Bentham, J. (2011) An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. London: Bottom
of the Hills Publication.

Mill. J.S. and Bentham, J. (1987) Utilitarianism and Other Essays. London: Penguin Classics.

Mill, J.S. (2007) On Liberty and the Subjection of Women. London: Penguin Classics.
O‘Sullivan, N. (1999) ‗Conservatism‘ in Eatwell, R and Wright, A. (ed) Contemporary Political
Ideologies, Rawat Publications, New Delhi, Indian Reprint 2003, pp. 51-79. (PG lib 003056)

Arendt, Hannah (1999) The Human Condition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Foucault, M. (1991) Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. London: Penguin

Foucault, M. (1982) The Archaeology of Knowledge. London: Vintage.

Habermas, Jurgen (1992) The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Enquiry into a
category of bourgeois society. London: Polity Press.


Course M.A Fourth Semester

Subject Political Science

Paper Title International Organizations

Paper Code PS0219

Teaching Hours/week 04

Teaching Hours/sem 60

No. of Credits 04

W.e.f November, 2019

Course Description: This course is about institutionalizing cooperation at the international
level. The focus is on inter-governmental organizations. This course examines historical origin,
functions, and objectives of international and regional organizations. It will explain the role and
impact of global governing organization on the behaviour of sovereign states. It will also explore
the relationship between international law and international organizations.

1. International Organization (IO): Theoretical Debates (10 hrs)
Origin, Purpose and Evolution of International Organizations
Global Governance and International Organizations
Categories (Inter-Governmental, Non-Governmental, Regional and Multilateral)
Theoretical Approaches (Realist, Liberalist, Marxist and Constructivist)
Globalization, International Institutions and State Sovereignty
The Future of International Institutions

2. United Nations Organization (UNO) (12 hrs)
Principle Organs and Other Agencies of the UN
UN Charter (Use of Force)
UN Today (Financing, Peace-Making and Peace-Keeping)
P-5 Politics and UN Reforms

3. Regional and Multilateral Organizations: Issues and Challenges (18 hrs)
Regional Organizations: (OAS, ASEAN, SAARC, Arab League, African Union)
Multi-Lateral Organizations: (BRICS, IBSA, G7, G8, G20, and G77)
Financial Organizations: (IMF and World Bank)
Energy (OPEC and IAEA)
Military (NATO and CSTO)

4. International Organization and International Law (10 hrs)
Nature and Scope
Sources of International Law
Codification of International Law (International Law & Municipal Law)
Sanctions of International Law
International Law (Law of the Sea, Nuclear Law, Human Rights Law, and Law on

5. India and IO (10 hrs)
India and the UN
India and NPT
India and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
India and World Trade Organization (WTO)
India and International Criminal Court (ICC)
India and European Union (EU)
India and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

Basic Readings

Lauterpacht, H., International Law and Human Rights (New York: Garland, 1973).

Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations Case, ICJ Repots 1949, pp.

Sands, Philippe, Principles of International Environmental Law, 2nd ed., (Cambridge University
Press, 2003).

Shaw, Malcolm N, International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Sands, Philippe, Principles of International Environmental Law, 2nd ed., (Cambridge University
Press, 2003).

Shaw, Malcolm N, International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Shearer, I A., Starke‘s International Law, 11th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2007.

The Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the UN Convention on the Law of
the Seas of 10 December 1982, reprinted in Indian Journal of International Law, vol. 37, 1997,
pp. 503-26.

Abbot, Kenneth and Snidal, Duncan, ―Why States Act Through Formal Organizations‖, Journal
of Conflict Resolution Vol. 42, No. 1 February 1998, pp. 3-32.

Albrecht Schnabel & Ramesh Thakur, ―From An Agenda for Peace to the Brahmi Report:
Towards a New Era of UN Peace Operation‖.

Barnett, Michael and Duvall, Raymond (Eds), Power in Global Governance (Cambridge
University Press).

Devesh Kapur, ―The IMF: A Cure or a Curse?‖ Foreign Policy, No 111 (summer, 1998) , pp

Fred Haliday, ―Global Governance: Prospects and Problems, Citizenship Studies, Vol 4, No 1,

Inis Claude, Swords into Plowshares: The Problems and Progress of International Organizations(
Delhi: Anupam Publications(reprint), 1987).

Karns, Margaret P. and Mingst, Karen A., International Organizations: The Politics and Process
of Global Governance (New Delhi: Viva Books, 2005).

Margaret E Keck & Kathryn Sikkink, Activist Beyond Borders: Advocacy Network in
International Politics (Cornell Univ Press, 1998).

Peter Coffey, ― The Background to and the Creation of the Original Bretton Woods System‖ in
Peter Coffey & Robert J Riley, Reforms of the International Institutions, the IMF, World Bank
and the WTO.

Roland Paris, ―Peacekeeping and the Constraints of Global Culture‖ ¸European Journal Of
International Relations, Vol 9 (3), 2003, pp 441-73.

Thomas G Weiss & Karen E Young, ―Compromise and Credibility: Security Council Reform?,
Security Dialogue.

Vijay Kelkar, Vikash Yadav and Praveen Chaudhry, ―Reforming the Governance of the
International Monetary Fund‖.

Additional Readings

The UN Convention on the Law of the Seas, 1982, reprinted in Indian Journal of International
Law, vol.22, 1982, pp. 491-662.

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, 1969, reprinted in R.P Anand, Salient Documents in
International Law (New Delhi: Banyan Publications, 1994), pp. 171-209.

1997 UN Convention on International Watercourses, reprinted in American Journal of
International Law, vol 92, 1998, pp.97-107.

Anand, R.P, ―Common Heritage of Mankind: Mutilation of an Ideal‖, Indian Journal of
International Law, vol.37, 1997, pp. 1-18.

Brownie, Ian, Principles of Public International Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.

ILC Convention on the Non-Navigable Uses of International Watercourses reprinted in 36
International Legal Materials 300(1997).

Indo-Bangladesh Treaty on River Mahakali, reprinted in 36 International Legal Materials 531

International Law Commission Final Draft Articles on State Responsibility, ILC Yearbook 2001
(ILC‘s Report to the UN General Assembly).

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