political science 2004 mains question paper

Posted: July 17, 2010 in 01 - 09_years-papers

1. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each: 20 x 3 = 60
(a) Four Purusharthas in Indian tradition.
(b) “Hobbes starts as an individualist but ends as an “absolutist”.
(c) “Mill was the prophet of an empty liberty and anabstract individual.” (Barker)
(d) “Society is federal, authority must be federal” (Laski)
2. Plato’s theory of education ‘is the logical result of his conception of justice’.Discuss. 60
3. Explain Hegel’s theory of dialectical idealism. 60
4. Is Gramisci a theoretician of super-structures? Give reasons in support of your answer. 60
5. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each: 20 x 3 = 60
(a) Surat Split (1907)
(b) The Government of India Act, 1919
(c) Fundamental Duties in the Indian Constitution
(d) Parliamentary Committees in India.
6. Highlight Mahatma Gandhi’s role in the Indian National Movement. 60
7. Explain the main principles embodied in the Preamble to the Constitution of India. What is their significance? Do you think that they are the political horoscope of the country? Discuss. 60
8. How does the Supreme Court of India function as the “Guardian of the Constitution” and” protector of the rights of the citizens”? 60

1. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each: 20 x 3 = 60
(a) The importance and limitations of the Political Economy Approach.
(b) The realist vision of ‘national interest’.
(c) Impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union on international politics.
(d) The need for, and the hindrances to the development of a common global approach to ecological concerns.
2. Discuss the Systems Approach to the Study of International Relations. 60
3. Analyse critically the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 as an instance of super-power relations during the Cold War period. 60
4. How did the European Union emerge as a successful case of regional organization? Is it replicable in other regions? 60
5. Comment on any THREE of the following in about 200 words each: 20 x 3 = 60
(a) Pre-independence origins of India’s foreign policy.
(b) Distinguishing features of Indo-Nepal Relations.
(c) Prospects and problems of India’s relations with South-East Asia.
(d) India and the WTO.
6. What were the major determinants of India’s Foreign Policy of Non-alignment? Indicate the changes in India’s Foreign Policy since the 1990′ s. 60
7. Give an account of the major contending issues in Indo Bangladesh relations.Assess the prospects for greater cooperation between the two countries.60
8. Describe, explain and suggest improvement in the state of India’s relationship with Latin America. 60


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