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PSIR 2A: Comparative & International Politics

1] Comparative Politics : Nature and major Approaches; Political economy and political sociology perspectives; Limitations of the comparative method
     Comparative Politics

2] State in comparative perspective : Characteristics and changing nature of State in capitalist and socialist economies, and advanced industrial and developing societies
     State in comparative perspective

3] Politics of representation and participation : Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies
     Politics of representation and participation

4] Globalisation : Responses from developed and developing societies
     Globalization
     Globalization QA

5] Approaches to the study of international relations : Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalists and Systems theory
     1) Introduction to International Relations
     2) Realist School
     3) Realism QA
     4) Liberalism school
     5) Marxist School (World Systems Theory, Gramscian & Critical school )
     6) Social Constructivist Theory (Social constructivism, Post modernism, Post colonialism) 
     7) Positivist Approaches (Systems theory by Kaplan, Game Theory)


6] Key concepts in international relations : National interest, Security and power; Balance of power and deterrence, Transnational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation
     1) Balance of Power
     2) Collective Security
     3) Security
     4) Deterrence
     5) National Interest, Security Dilemma, Transnational actors, Hegemonic Stability Theory

 


 

7] Changing International Political Order :
A] Rise of superpowers; Strategic and ideological bipolarity, arms race and cold war; Nuclear threat
B] Non Aligned Movement : Aims and achievements
C] Collapse of the Soviet Union : Unipolarity and American Hegemony; Relevance of Non-Alignment in the contemporary world
     1) Cold War & US – USSR bipolarity
     2) Arms race during cold war & India & the arms race
     3) Nuclear Question
     4) Global Nuclear Security Architecture
     5) Non Aligned Movement 1
     6) Non Aligned Movement 2
     7) US Hegemony
     8) Non Alignment in contemporary world
     9) NATO

8] Evolution of International economic systems : From Bretton woods to WTO; Socialist economies and CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third world demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy
     International Economic System

9] United Nations : Envisaged role and actual record; Specialised UN agencies – Aims and functioning;  need for UN reforms
     1) United Nations
     2) India and UN peacekeeping
     3) Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

10] Regionalisation of world politics : EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA
     1) Regionalisation of world politics
     2) EU
     3) NAFTA
     4) APEC
     5) ASEAN
     6) SAARC
     7) BIMSTEC

11] Contemporary Global Concerns : Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation
     1) Human Rights (Also refer ‘Rights‘ topic in section 1A)
     2) Environment
     3)Gender Justice
     4) Terrorism
     5) Nuclear Proliferation (Refer topic 7-> Nuclear Question)

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Kiran

Hello Sir, do you have any prog for PSIR PYQ with answers

Yashwanth Reddy

Sir Democracy in Topic 11 is missing. please clarify

Gunjan bajaj

discuss the significance and urgency of un security council reforms. explain the relevance of reform proposals made by un security general antonio guterres for developing countries

What second part of this question is all about? There is nothing like Antonio Guterres reforms in notes!!

NAVEEN

Hy sir, ur notes are good. Sir i cannot find feminist theory

Arvind

I really would like to thanks you sir from bottom of my heart .
The notes that you are providing us without any cost , it really worth a lot.

kiran

sir , is this notes are sufficient for optional or there is a requirement for including extra books like notes of shubhra ranjan ma’am…

NIKHIL

Thanks a lot for this notes….
appreciate all your hard work..

ajay

9.UN – Is it complete … becuse you have included Paper – 2B parts also

And no details about specialized agencies

Student info

Paper2 section b 11 democracy not added.

Ashish Kumar Gupta

Thank you PI for your incredible work

civil

Hi admin, is there any answer checking program of yours?

civil

Thanks

Amrita neog

Sir plz,, inform me,, whenever it start

akash@56

ADD ON TOPIC State in Comparative Perspectives = Nature of state in capitalist economies

akash@56

your content is very good . but it seeks some updation …
in Indian political thought = Sri Aurobindo add what is views on cultural
nationalism and his views on swarajya .
Topic Rights = add what is three generation of rights and doctrine of
rights as trumps and what is cultural imperialism.
TOPIC Theory of Justice = add what is social justice , political justice , economic justice , legal justice , what is rule of law , also add Distributive justice + substantive justice + procedural justice

Kishore

Topic 1 -> comparative politics
Systems approach of David Easton and Structural functional approach of Gabriel Almond is missing. Please update it

akash@56

topic no 9 United Nations = its link is not opening . and please update UN peacekeeping