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    Political Science- CSS Syllabus


    200 MARKS

    PAPER I- (Marks - 100) Part-A (50 Marks)

    I. Western Political Thought:

    Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Bentham, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Mao, Gramsci, Kai Popper, Pierre Bourdieu, John Rawis, Frances Fukuyama, Foucault, Derrida Kierkegard, Jean Paul Sartre, Rene Descarte

    II. Muslim Political Thought:

    Al-Farabi, Al-Marawardi, Abne-Rushid, Imam Ghazali, Ibne-Taymiyya, Nizam-ul-MulkTusi, Al-Ghazali, Ibn-i-Khuldun, Shah Waliullah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Jamaluddin Afghni, Rashid Rida,

    Part -B (50 Marks)

    III. State System:

    The nature and emergence of modern nation-state system, Islamic concept of state and

    IV. Political Concept (Western and Islamic):

    Sovereignty, Justice, Law, Liberty, Freedom, Equality, Rights and Duties, Human Rights, Political authority and Power.

    V. Comparative Politics:

    Political Socialization, Political Culture, Political Development, Political Recruitment, Social Change, Civil Society, Violence and Terrorism in Politics, Gender and Politics, Women Empowerment.

    VI. Political Participation:

    Political Change and Revolution, Elections, Electoral System, Public Opinion, Propaganda, Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Lobbies.

    VII. Political Institutions and Role of Government:

    Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, Political Elites, Civil-Military and Bureaucracy.

    VIII. Forms of Government:

    Monarchy, Democratic, Dictatorship, Totalitarian/Authoritarian, Unitary, Federal, Confederation, Presidential and Parliamentary

    IX. Political Ideologies:

    Capitalism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Totalitarism, Fascims, Nationalism, Islamic
    Political Ideology

    X. Local Self Government:

    Theory and practice of Local Self-Government with special reference to Pakistan, Comparative analyses of systems of local governance, Public Administration and Public Policy

    PAPER-II (MARKS-100) Part-A (30 Marks)

    I. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:

    Political System of U.S.A, U.K, France and Germany

    II. Global and Regional Integration

    Globalization and Politics, Global Civil Society, Regional politico-economic integration and organizational structure of the European Union, SARRC, ECO, International Financial Regimes IMF and WTO

    Part-B (70 Marks)

    III. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:

    Political system of Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, India and China

    IV. Political Movements in India (Colonial Period):

    Rise of Muslim Nationalism in South Asia and Pakistan Movement (with special reference to the role of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah)

    V. Government and Politics in Pakistan:

    Constitution making from 1947 -1956, A comparative and critical analysis of 1956, 1962,
    1973 Constitutions of Pakistan, Constitutional Amendments up-to-date, Federal structure in
    Pakistan, and Central-Provincial relations after 18th amendments,

    Political Culture of Pakistan, political developments and the Role of civil and military Bureaucracy, Judiciary, feudalism, Dynastic Politics, Political Parties and Interest Groups, elections and Voting Behavior, Religion and Politics, Ethnicity and National Integration,

    VI. International Relations:

    History of International Relations: Post WWII Period

    Foreign Policy of Pakistan: National Interests and Major Determinations i-e

    1). Size/Geography
    2). Economic Development
    3). Security
    4). Advancement in Technology
    5). National Capacity
    6). Political Parties/Leadership
    7). Ideology
    8). National Interest
    9). Role of Press/Bureaucracy

    10). Social Structure
    11). Public Opinion
    12). Diplomacy.
    Also external factors like International Power Structure, International Organizations, World
    Public Opinion and reaction of other states. Foreign Policy-making Process in Pakistan


    S. No. Title Author
    1. Pakistan’s Foreign Policy, 1947-2005 Abdul Sattar,
    2. Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia Ayesha Jalal
    3. Military, Civil Society and Democratization in
    Akbar Zaidi
    4. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam Allama Iqbal
    5. A history of Pakistan and its origins Christophe Jaffrelot,
    6. Greek Political Thought: Plato & Aristotle Eearnest Barker,
    7. Political Thought From Plato to Present Ebenstein
    8. Political Thought in Medieval Islam Erwin I.J. Rosenthal
    9. Constitutional Developments in Pakistan G.W.Choudhury,
    10. Comparative Politics Today: A Theoretical
    Gabriel A. Almond, G.Bingham Powell,
    11. Contemporary Political Analysis Garles Worth James,
    12. A History of Political Theory George Holland
    13. Studies in Muslim Political Thought and
    H K Sherwani,
    14. Modern Islamic Political Thought Hamid Enayat,
    15. Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan Hamid Khan,
    16. Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and
    Hans J. Morgenthau,
    17. Military and Politics in Pakistan Hasan Askari Rizvi,
    18. Pakistan Foreign Policy: An Overview 1947-2004 (PILDAT) Hasan Askari Rizvi
    19. Pakistan and Geostrategic Environment : A Study of
    Foreign Policy
    Hasan Askari Rizvi
    20. International Politics: A Framework for Analysis Holsti, K.J.
    21. Pakistan: A Modern History Lan Talbot,

    S. No. Title Author
    22. 21st Century Political Science: A Reference
    John T.Ishiyama, Marijke Breuning,
    23. Political Thought from Plato to Present Judd Herman,
    24. The Political System of Pakistan, K.B.Sayeed,
    25. Pakistan: A Political Study Keith Callard,
    26. Pakistan: An Enigma of Political Development Lawrance Ziring,
    27. Pakistan in the Twentieth Century Lawrance Ziring,
    28. Pakistan: At the Crosscurrent of History Lawrance Ziring,
    29. History of Muslim Philosophy M M.Sharif,
    30. History of Local Government in Pakistan Masudul Hasan
    31. Nationalism: The Nation-State and Nationalism Monserrat Guibernau,
    32. Politics and the State in Pakistan Muhammad Waseem,
    33. Government and Politics in Pakistan Mushtaq Ahmad
    34. Making of Pakistan Noor ul Haq
    35. Pattern of Government Samuel H. Beer & Adam B. Ullam
    36. Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present Paul Kelly (Ed)
    37. Introduction to Political Science, Islamabad, National Book Foundation, Rodee Anderson etc.
    38. Pakistan’s Foreign Policy : An Historical Analysis S.M. Burke
    39. State & Society in Pakistan Shahid Javed Burki
    40. Islami Riyasat Syed Abul Aala
    41. Khilafat O Malookeyat Syed Abul Aala
    42. Ethno National Movements of Pakistan Tahir Amin
    43. Politics, Parties and Pressure Groups V.O. Key Jr.
    44. Democratization in Pakistan Waseem, M.
    45. Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction Will Kymlicka
    46. History of Political Theories (Three Volumes) Willaim A. Dunning,
    47. International Relations: Politics and Economy in the
    21st Century
    William Nester
    Last edited by Shehzad; 18th April 2015 at 03:53 PM.

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    Is it good subject than IR in the coming CE-2016 ???

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    Dear, instead of posting in such irrelevant thread you should instead try to start a new thread. That will be more conducive to discussion. So please take care for the next time.

    As for your concern regarding IR and Pol Science, do remember that majority of the candidates are opting IR the result of which be more competition in this single subject. Say for example if out of hundred 95 go for IR and only 5 for Political science then what does it imply is that in single subject of IR there will be 95 candidates trying to kick out each other, while the number is far less in Pol Science where the competition involves only 5 candidates against each other. Greater competition in IR means greater preparation and hard work is required in this specific subject and on the other hand the burden is expected to be less for Pol Science.

    But at the same time question arises; why so much candidates are going for IR? Is it because of their interest or because they have no other option better than this? The answer is simple; opting IR involves more compulsion than choice. You may see among IR candidates, such aspirants who don't have any formal background with IR and are instead hailing from engineering, medical, agriculture etc background. The scheme of the subjects is designed in such a way that leaves little room for most of the candidates to go elsewhere than IR. In fact, nearly all of the candidates try to pour into Pol science too but ultimately find it nearly inconvenient to prepare. It's much lengthy, though highly overlapping over other subjects but too theoretical to cope.

    So if both IR and political science are new to you then IR is much better option.
    If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.

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    so what about those who have opted pol sci?
    what should be their strategy to score good?

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    Try to get a good tutor first.

    Always prioritize quality material especially those written by foreign authors.

    Increase your familiarity with Pol. Science jargon, terms and language as much as you can

    Work hard to systematize your approach. Try to think in a theoretically systemic way in a way a political scientist would do. Avoid hypothetical discussion and your approach should not be as if you are underlining a conspiracy.

    You are required to be handy with pol science theories and learn how to apply them in contemporary emerging global developments

    Even if a single page you read, you should 'internalize' it

    If you've opted pol science then stop thinking otherwise; just straightwardly focus on it.

    >>>> Prayer, prayer and prayer



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