University of Delhi
In New Delhi

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Typology Bachelor
Location New delhi
  • Bachelor
  • New delhi


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Starts Location
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New Delhi
University Road , Delhi 110007, 110007, Delhi, India
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Starts On request
New Delhi
University Road , Delhi 110007, 110007, Delhi, India
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Course programme


PAPER - I : Compulsory
Political Theory and Thought
1 a. What is Politics?
b. What is Political Theory?
c. The Relevance of Political Theory
d. Why Study the History of Political Thought?
2. a. Concepts: Democracy, Liberty, Equality, Justice, Rights, Identity
Citizenship, Property, Civil Society, and State.

b. Western Thought: Thinkers and Themes
i. Aristotle on Citizenship
ii. Locke on Rights and Property
iii. Rousseau on Inequality
iv. J S Mill on Liberty and Democracy
v. Marx on State

c. Indian Thought: Thinkers and Themes
i. Kautilya on State
ii. Gandhi on Swaraj
iii. Ambedkar on Social Justice
iv. Nehru and Lohia on Democracy
v. Periyar on Identity

3. Introducing Political Argument
a. Understanding Political Argument
b. Is Democracy Compatible with Economic Growth?
c. Is Censorship Justified?
d. Does Protective Discrimination Violate Principles of Fairness?
e. Should the State Intervene in the Institution of the Family?

International Relations
I. Approaches to International Relations
(a) Classical Realism: Hans Morgenthau
(b) Neo-Realism: Kenneth Waltz
(c) Neo-Liberalism : Complex Interdependence - Robert O.
Keohane and Joseph S. Nye
(d) Structural Approaches
- World Systems Approach by Immanuel Wallerstein
- Dependency School by Andre Gundre Frank
2. Cold War & Post - Cold War Era
(a) Second World War & Origins of Cold War.
(b) Phases of Cold War : First Cold War

New Cold War
End of Cold War
(c) Post Cold - War Era: U.S. Dominance Other Centres of Power
(European Union, China, Russia & Japan)

3. India’s Foreign Policy
(a) Basic Determinants (Historical, Geo-Political,
Economic, Domestic and Strategic)
(b) India’s Policy of Non-alignment
(c) India: An Emerging Power

4. Globalisation
(a) Meaning
(b) Dimensions: Economic, Political, Technological and Cultural

5. Contemporary World: Issues and Actors
(a) United Nations: Political Strengths and Weaknesses
(b) Feminist Perspective: J. Ann Tickner
(c) Global Environmental Issues
i. Depletion of Fossil Fuels
ii. Pollution (Air, Land and Water)
iii. Global Warming
iv. Bio-diversity
v. Kyoto Protocol.

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