BA Political Science

ANDHRA UNIVERSITY
In Vishakapatnam

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  • Bachelor
  • Vishakapatnam
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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Vishakapatnam
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530003, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Course programme


PAPER-I Admitted Batch of 2008-09
POLITICAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS, THEORIES AND INSTIUTIONS


1. Introduction: Definition, Scope and Importance of Political Science
2. Approaches to the Study of Political Science: Liberal and Marxist
3. State – Nation and Civil Society
4. Sovereignty: Monism and Pluralism
5. Theories of Origin of the State; Social Contact and Evolutionary (Historical)
6. Concepts:
a. Law: Sources of Law and Concepts of Rule of Law
b. Liberty and Equality – Their Relationship
c. Theories and Kinds of Rights
d. Power and Authority

7. Ideologies: Individualism, Anarchism, Fascism and Socialism
8. Forms of Government:
a. Democracy: Direct and Indirect
b. Unitary and Federal
c. Parliamentary and Presidential
9. Theory of Separation of Powers
10. Organs of Government

a) Legislature: i. Unicameral and Bi-cameral
ii. Powers and Functions

b) Executive : i. Powers and Functions.
c) Judiciary : i. Powers and Functions
ii. Independence of Judiciary and Judicial Review.

PAPER-II
INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

1. Salient Features of Indian Constitution a Comparative Perspective with the Constitutions of UK, USA and Switzerland.
2. Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nationalist Movement and Philosophical Foundations.
3. Indian Federation – Centre – State Relations – Recent Trends.
4. Fundamental Rights and Duties, Constitutional Remedies with special reference to Writes – Directive Principals of state policy.
5. President – Election, Powers and Functions – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
6. Parliament – Composition, Powers and Functions.
7. Judiciary – Supreme Court, Composition, Powers, Functions and Judicial Review- Judicial Activism.
8. Party System: National and regional Parties; Coalitional Politics
9. Election Commission – Electoral Reforms and voting Behavior.
10. State Government – Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Powers and Functions.
11. Social and Economics Factors- Language, Religion, Caste and Regional identities.
12. Social movements: Agrarian, Working class, Women, Tribal, Dalit and Environmental.
13. Challenges to National Integration – Communalism and Terrorism
14. Local Government Institutions – 73rd & 74th Constitutional Amendments.

PAPER-III
POLITICAL THOUGHT

1. Ancient Indian Political Thought

a) Sources of Ancient Indian Political Thought
b) Manu: Varnadharma and Dandaneeti
c) Kautilya: State and Society
d) Goutama Buddha: Dhamma and Sangha

2. Modern Indian Political Thought

a) Gandhi: Ahimsa and Satyagraha
b) Nehru: Democratic Socialism
c) Ambedkar: Annihilation of Caste
d) M.N. Roy: Radical Humanism

3. Western Political Thought

Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Machiaveeli, Thomas Hobbes,
John Locke, J.J. Rousseau, Jermy Benthom, J.S. Mill.
Hegel, Marx and Gramsci.

PAPER IV(A) (OPTIONAL)

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1) International Relations: Evolution, Nature, Scope and Significance

2) History of International Relations: Rise of Sovereign Nation State System. First
World War, Second World War – Impact on International Relations

3) Concepts of International Relations: Power – Elements of National Power, Super
Power, Regional Power, Unilateral Hegemony – Uni-Polarity, Bipolarity,
Multiplicity & Security.

4) International Political Economy:

i) Historical Overview: Colonialism, Decolonization. Developing Nations and Problems.
ii) International Financial Institutions: World Bank, WTO Functions and Role
iii) Globalization and its Impact on Developing Nations.

5) International Organizations: United Nations, Structure and Role, Need for revision of the charter, Regional Organizations, European Union, SAARC and ASEAN.

6) International Security: Arms Race, Arms Control and Disarmament, Issues in Nuclear Politics

7) Foreign Policy: India’s Foreign Policy, Determinants and Features, Non-Alignment, Evaluation and Relevance – Recent Trends.

8) Contemporary Issues in International Relations : Environment, Human Rights and Terrorism

PAPER IV(B) (OPTIONAL)

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

1) Evolution of India Federal Structure = Integration of India States - Constitutional
Framework.

2) Historical Background of the A.P. State

a. Socio-Political Struggle in Hyderabad State
b. Socio-Political Struggle in Madras Presidency
c. Formation of Andhra State
d. States Reorganization and Formation of Andhra Pradesh

3) Political Institutes

a. Executive Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers -
Powers and Functions.
b, Legislature: Powers and Functions
c. Judiciary, Powers and Functions

4) Party System

a. National and Regional
b. Electoral Process – Voting Behavior
c. Electoral Determinations – Patterns of Political Leadership
d. Pressure Groups.

5) Social and Political Movements.

a. Dalit Movement
b. Agrarian Movement
c. Naxalite Movement
d. Sub-regional Movements – Telangana and Jai Andhra Movements.

6) Local Governance and Politics

a. Panchyati Raj Institutions
b. Urban Local Bodies


B.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE

PAPER IV©(OPTIONAL)

PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

1. Meaning, Scope and Importance of Public Administration – Relation with Political Science, Sociology and Economics.

2. Public Administration and Private Administration, Difference and Similarities.

3. Chief Executive – Role and Functions.

4. Line and Staff Agencies

5. Bases of Departmental Organization

6. Principles of Organization – Hierarchy, Span of Control, Coordination, Unity of Command, Delegation of Authority, Centralization and Decentralization.

7. Public Policy Formulation – Decision Making

8. Human Resource Management - Recruitment Training, Promotion, Morale and Retirement.

9. Financial Administration – Budget – Principles – Budgetary Process – Accounting and Auditing – Comptroller and Auditor General.

10. Administrative Accountability – Legislative – Executive – Judicial and Popular Control.

11. Public Relations – Meaning and Importance.


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