Political Science – From IGNOU Material for UPSC

BA and MA Political Science IGNOU

BA and MA Political Science IGNOU Material for UPSC is given below. Kindly refer it.


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EPS-03 Modern Indian Political Thought

Colonial Intervention in Society, Economy and Polity
Modern Indian Political Thought – Issues and Approaches
Introduction to the Ideology of Socio- Political Reform in 19th Century India
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Justice M.G. Ranade
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Militant Nationalism – Introduction
B.G. Tilak
Sri Aurobindo
Bhagat Singh



Colonialism, Caste Order and Tribal Movements
Jyotiba Phule (1827-1890)
E. V. Ramaswami Naicker
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Anti-Colonial Tribal Movements In India
Swami Dayanand Saraswti, Swami Vivekananda and V.D. Savarkar
Sir Syed and Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Iqbal, M.A. Jinnah and Abdul Kalam Azad
Concept of Swaraj, Satyagraha and Critique of Western Civilization
Sarvodaya and the Gandhian Alternative



Gandhian Social Reform – Bhudan Movement
Introduction to Nationalism and Social-Revolution – I (Socilism)
Jawaharlal Nehru
Subhash Chandra Bose
Political Thought of JP and Narendra Dev
Rammanohar Lohia
Communists and the Indian National Movement (1925-47)
M.N. Roy – Marxism and Radical Humanism
Contemporary Marxist Thinking (Indian)
Nationalism and Social Revolution – An Overview



EPS-06 Government and Politics in East and South East Asia

Introduction to the East Asian Region
Introduction to the South-east Asian Region
Indians in South-east Asia
Chinese in South-east Asia
Revolution and Ideology
Economic and Political Reforms
Foreign Policy
Historical Context- Nationalist Upsurge and Rise of Capitalism
Politics- Structure and Processes
Foreign Policy



Evolution of Modern Korea
Patterns of Political and Economic Development
Foreign Policy



Patterns of Economic Development in Southeast Asia
Patterns of Political Development in East and Southeast Asia
Ethnicity and Nation-Building
Dynamics of State and Civil Society in East and Southeast Asia
Regional Co-operatian with Special Reference to ASEAN




EPS-07 International Relations

Why Study International Relations- Scope and Approaches
Some Concepts Imperialism- Nationalism- Fascism- Revolution
Some Concepts – State System- Power- National Interest- Security
World War I – Clauses- Events and Consequences
Bolshevik Revolution and its Impact
World War II – Causes and Consequences (Emergence of Super Powers)
Cold War – Meaning- Patterns and Dimensions
Non-Aligned Movement
Arms Race and Nuclear Threat
Disarmament and Peace Movement



Colonialism & Patterns of National Liberation Movements
Features of Third World States
The Gulf War
Distintegration of the Socialist Bloc
Perspectives on the Changing World Order
Restructuring of the UN System
Globalisation of the Economy – IBRD- IMF and WTO
Regional Organisations EU- ASEAN- APEC- SAARC- OIC and OAU
Environment and Sustainable Human Development
Human Rights and International Politics



Ethno-National Conflicts-Patterns and Dimensions
International Terrorism
Revolution in Communication Technology




EPS-09 Comparative Government and Politics

Nature, Scope and Utility of Comparative Study of Politics
Comparative Method and Strategies of Comparison
Institutional Approach
Systems Approach
The Political Economy Approach
Ideology, Social Bases and Programmes of National Movements
Patterns of Anti-Colonial Struggles
Dynamics of State Formation in Colonial Era
Social Structures and Stratification
Class Formation



Social Bases of State Power
Development Strategies
Modes of Classification of Political Regimes
Democratic and Authoritarian Regimes
Civilian and Military Regimes
Secular and Theocratic Regimes
Organs of Government – Executive, Legislature and Judiciary
Unitary and Federal Systems – Patterns and Trends in Federal Systems
Party Systems



Pressure Groups
Electoral Process
Trade Union Movement
Women’s Movement
Human Rights Movements
Globalisation- Background and Features
Impact of Globalisation on Developing Societies
Globalisation and the Response of the Developing Countries




EPS-11 Political Ideas and Ideologies

Understanding the Political
Theorising the Political
The Need for Political Theory
Conceptions of Political Theory
Political Arguments and Conceptual Analysis
Indian Political Traditions
The Confucian Tradition
Arabic-Islamic Political Traditions
Greek and Roman Traditions
Western- Liberal and Marxist Traditions



Meaning and Nature of the State
State, Civil Society and Community
Power and Authority
Political Obligation and Revolution
Rights and Citizenship



Direct and Participatory Democracy
Representative Democracy
Socialist Democracy
Individualism and Communitarianism
Gandhism (Dharma, Swaraj, Sarvodaya and Satyagraha)
State and Globalisation
Disadvantaged and Affirmative Action




EPS-12 Government And Politics in India

The Consequences of Colonialism
Responses of Indian Society
National Movement
Emergence of New Classes
The Making of Indian Constitution
Basic Features
Vision of Social Transformation
Rights and Citizenship
What it Means to be A Parliamentary Democracy



Bureaucracy in India
Nature of Indian Federalism
Special Provisions for North-East, J&K, Etc
Issues in Conflict and Cooperation in Indian Federalism
Autonomy Movements and State Reorganisation in India
Local Self-Government Institutions- Rural and Urban
Nature of Party System in India
National and Regional Parties



Caste, Class and Politics in India
Coalition Politics
Workers and Peasants
Globalisation and Liberalisation
Secularism and Communal Challenge
Democracy in Search of Equality
Crime, Repression and Terror in Indian Politics




EPS-15 South Asia – Economy Society and Politics

Struggle for Independence and Nationalism in South Asia
Human Development Profile
India in the Global Power Structure
India in the Global Economic Order
India and its Neighbours
Political Structures and Processes in Pakistan
Economy and Society in Pakistan
Military in the Politics of Pakistan
Political Structures and Processes in Bangladesh
Economy and Society in Bangladesh



Political Structures and Processes in Nepal
Economy and Society in Nepal
Economy, Society and Politics in Bhutan
Political Structures and Processes in Sri Lanka
Economy and Society in Sri Lanka
Ethnic Accommodation in the Politics of Sri Lanka
Economy, Society and Politics in the Maldives
Human Rights
Civil Society
Challenges to Managing Pluralism in South Asia



Liberalisation and SAPs
Globalisation and the State
Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development
Dynamics of South Asian Security
Nuclear Issues
Resolution and Management of Conflicts



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MED-002 Sustainable Development- Issues and Challenges

What is Sustainable Development
Parameters of Sustainable Development
Approaches to the Study of Sustainable Development
Issues and Challenges
Natural Resource Exploitation
Patterns of Industrialisation
Global and Regional Dimensions
State Initiatives
Regional Initiatives
Global Initiatives
Community Knowledge
Cooperation and Partnership




MED-008 Globalisation Environment and Development

Environmental Dimensions of Globalisation
Environmental Calamities
Man-made Disasters
MNCs, TNCs and Developing Countries
International Summits and Declarations
International Environmental Laws and Agreements
Role of the United Nations Agencies
Environment in Multilateral Perspectives
South Asian Response to Environmental Concerns
Non-Governmental Agencies Initiatives




MPS-001 Political Theory

What is political theory and why Study it
Idea of Duty
State and Civil Society



Power and Authority
Legitimation and Obligation
Civil disobedience and Satyagraha
Political Violence
Welfare State
Marx,Lenin and Mao
Lukacs, Gramsci and the Frankfurt School



Gandhism and Pacifism
Communitarianism and Civic Republicanism
Political Theory in a Globalising World




MPS-002 International Relations- Theory and Problems

Realist and Neo-Realist Approaches
Liberal and Neo-Liberal Approaches
Marxist and Other Radical Approaches
Neo-Radical Approaches
Post-Structuralist and Post-Modernist Approaches
Feminist Approaches
Environmental Approaches
Worldviews from Asia, Africa and Latin America
End of Cold War
Post-Cold War Issues



Emerging Powers
Regional Groupings
International Inequities
Elements of International Economic Relations
Management of International Relations
India in the New Global Order
Right to Self-Determination
Nuclear Proliferation



International Terrorism
Role of Science and Technology in International Relations
Inequality among Nations
Global corporatism and state Sovereignty
Human Rights and International Trade
Changing Nature of American Power
China as an Emerging Power
Emergence of Central Asian Republics
Ethnic Resurgence and Identity Wars
Aboriginal-Indigenous Movements



Displacement of population- Intra-state and interstate
Transnational Movements- Cultural and Civilization
Role of NGOS
The Concept of Justice in International Relations
Human Security




MPS-003 India- Democracy and Development

National Movement
Development Models
Constitution And Social Transformation
Political Economy
Economy-Structure And Growth
Bureaucracy, Police, Army



Self Government
Political Parties
Workers And Peasents
Interest Groups
Caste, Regligion, Language
Civil Society
Human Development



Regional Imbalances
Economic Reforms
Reglious Politics
Democracy And Development-Assessment




MPS-004 Comparative Politics- Issues and Trends

Comparative Politics- Nature, Significance and Evolution
Comparative Approaches and Methods- System, Structural, Public Policy
Comparative Approaches- Political Economy, Dependency and World Systems
Theories of State
State in Developing Societies- Asian, African and Latin American Experiences
State – Civil Society Relations- Evolving Patterns
Globalisation and State
Regional Integration and State
International Organisations and State
Transnational – Multinational Corporations and State



Nationalism- Approaches
Forms of Nationalism
Anti-Colonial Movements
Nationality and Self-Determination
State Building and Constitutionalism
Ethnicity Politics and State
Politics of Community Identities
Ethnic Movements
Political Regimes



Military in Politics
Federalism- Patterns And Trends
Parties and Party Systems
Interest Groups, Pressure Groups And Lobbying
Poverty and Human Development
Gender and Development
Science, Technology and Politics
Decentralisation and Participation
Human Rights




MPSE-001 India and the World

Evolution of Indias World-view
Approaches to the Study of Indias Foreign Policy
Objectives and Determinants
Decision marking Institution
Policy Development Process
Indias Foreign Policy- An Overview
U.S.A.European Union
Russia, China and Japan
India and its Neighbours
India and South East Asia



India and Central and West Asia
India, latin America and Caribbean
India-Africa Relations
Politico-Security Issues
Economics Issues
Social-Cultural Issues
Political and Diplomatic Issues




MPSE-003 Western Political Thought (Plato to Marx)

Significance of Western Political Thought
St. Augustine & St. Thomas Aquinas
Niccolo Machiavelli
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Edmund Burke
Immanuel Kant



Jeremy Bentham
Alexis de Tocqueville
J.S. Mill
George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Karl Marx




MPSE-004 Social and Political Thought in Modern India

Pre-Modern Socio-Religous Political thought in India- The Diverse Strands
Orientalist Discourse and Colonial Modernity
Salient Features of Modern Indian Political Thought
Early Nationalist Responses- Rammohan Roy, Bankim Chatterjee Saraswati Phule
Moderates and Extremists- Dadabhai Naoroji, MG Ranade and BG Tilak
Hinduism- Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
Hindutva- VD Savarkar and MS Golwalkar
Muslim Thought- Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, MohaIqbal, Maulana Maudoodi and Jinnah
Nation and Identity Concerns- EV Naicker, Nazrul, Pandita Ramabai, Jaipal, Kahn Singh
MK Gandhi



Jawaharlal Nehru
BR Ambedkar
Rabindranath Tagore
Communist Thought- MN Roy and EMS Namboodiripad
Socialist Thought- Rammanohar Lohia and jayaprakash Narayan




MPSE-006 Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies- Nature and Scope
Conceptual Analysis of Peace and Conflict
Nature and Forms of Conflict- Intra-state, Inter-state and Global
Theories of War
Types of War- Conventional War, Limited War and Nuclear War
Types of War- Revolutionary Civil, Guerrilla Insurgency Insurgency, Proxy Asymmetrical Terrorism
UN System- Pacific Settlement of Disputes
UN System- Peacekeeping, Peacemaking and Adjudication
Disarmament and Arms Control
Confidence Building Measures



Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution
Functional Approaches and Regionalisrn
The Gandhian Approach
Human Security
Peace Research and Peace Movements




MPSE-007 Social Movements and Politics in India

Social Movements- Meanings, Significance and Importance
Approaches to Study Social Movements- Liberal, Gandhian and Marxian
Classification of Social Movements Including New Social Movements
Democratisation and Changing Nature of Indian Society
Globalisation and Social Movements
State, Market and Social Movements
Dalit Movement
Backward Class Movement
Ethnic Movements with Special Reference to Tribals
Womens Movements



Regional Movements
Religious and Communal Movements
Agrarian Movements
Working Class Movement
Fisher Folks Movement
Environmental and Ecological Movements
Social Movements and Democracy




MPSE-008 State Politics in India

Development of State Politics in India
Frameworks for Analysis
Nature of Indian Diversities and Nationalist Responses
States in the Constitutional Scheme
Development of State System
Elections and Electoral Politics
Political Parties and Party Systems
Patterns of dissent and Protest Movements in Indian states
Developmental Issues and Regional Desparities
Agrarian Transformation and Land Reforms



Industry and Labour
Globalisation and Liberalisation- Implications for State Politics
Inter-state Disputes- Water and Territorial Boundaries
Patterns of Communal Politics
Assertion of Dalits and Backward Castes
Linguistic and Ethnic Minorities in State Politics
State Autonomy Movements in India

BA and MA Political Science IGNOU Material for UPSC is given above. Kindly refer it.


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