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1 The University of Burdwan Syllabus for B.A. General (1+1+1 Pattern) in Pol.Science with effect from THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN B.A. 3 -Year Degree Course in Political Science (General) ( w. e. f ) PART-I : Paper-I - Political Theory PART-II : Paper-II - Indian Government and Politics Paper-III - Comparative Governments PART-III : Paper-IV - Contemporary Issues in India ( Existing syllabi of all the papers remain unchanged) [There shall be 100 lectures per paper carrying 100 marks] PAPER-I PART-I POLITICAL THEORY 1. Subject-matter of Political Science. Political Theory: its meaning. Different approaches to the study of Political Science : (a) Traditional, (b) Marxist and (c) Behavioural 2. Power and Authority : meaning and attributes-relation between Power and authority. 3. Theories of the state: (a) Idealist (b) Marxist and (c) Gandhian. 4. Concept of Sovereignty: Monistic, Pluralistic and Popular. 5. Rights, Liberty and Equality : meaning and their inter-relationships. 6. Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism : basic Tenets. 7. Concept of Democracy : Liberal and Socialist.

2 8. State and Nation : Nationalism and Internationalism. 9. Political Parties and Pressure Groups : Concept and Role. 10. Concept of Political Change : Liberal and Marxist. 1. F. Thakurdas Recent English Political Theory, New Delhi, Gitanjali 2. David Maclellan- The Thoughts of Karl Marx 3. f ljm Q¾cÊ O o - l øê h el ašä J fü a (1992) 4. I - l øê h el j mp œ (1988) 5. n iem m cš ç - j LÑp u l øê Q ¹ (f ÕQjh l SÉ f Ù¹L N CX)z 2001, 3u pwúlz 1. S.Ramaswamy - Political Theory : Ideas and Concept 2. S. Washby - Political Science : The Discipline and Its Dimensions 3. A.R. Ball - Modern Politics and Government 4. ej C fë j el - Bd el l øêêê h el l f lm, R u fël ne, p ÇfË alaj pwúlz 5. ch n o Qœ²haÑ - l øêa» J fë aù e 6. qj Qm Qœ²haÑ - l øê h el i jl 7. ejñm L ¹ O o - Bd el l øê h el i jl 8. qj wö O o - l øê h e, LmL a h L p ä LV 9. i. BC. m ee - l øê 10. Aj m¾c j M f dé u - p j SL J l S e al a šäl e a, (AZ ) PAPER-II PART-II INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 1. The Constituent Assembly and Making of the Indian Constitution. 2. Preamble to the Constitution and its Significance: Fundamental Rights and Duties; Directive Principles of State Policy. 3. Nature of the Indian Federal System : Legislative, Administrative and Financial Relations between the Centre and the States. Reorganization of States. 4. Union Executive : (a) President election, removal and powers: Relation with the Council of Ministers, (b) Vice- President, (c) Prime Minister powers and position. State Executive: Role of the Governor and the Chief Minister. 5. The Union Legislature Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha : composition and functions: Inter-relation between the two. State Legislature-Bidhan Sabha and Bidhan Parishad : composition and functions. 6. Urban and rural self-government in West Bengal : Corporations with reference to Calcutta Corporation, Municipalities and Panchayats. 7. Party System in India : its features and trends. 8. Election Commission : composition and functions-electoral reforms 9. Organization of Indian Judiciary: composition,function and role of the Supreme Court and High Court. 10. Procedure of amendment of the Constitution special provisions for the S.C,S.T and Other Backward Classes.

3 1. G. Austin- The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation, OUP, Delhi, Working of a democratic Constitution the Indian experience, OUP, Delhi. 2. D. D. Basu- An introduction to the Constitution of India, Prentice Hall, New Delhi. 3. Ramesh Thakur The Government Of Politics Of India, Macmillan, London. 4. ej C fë j ZL - i la u n pehéhùû J l Se al l f lm, R u fël ne, p ÇfË alaj pwúlz 5. ejñml ¹ O o J faj O o - i l al n pehéhùû J l Se a, p ÇfË alaj pwúlz 6. qj wö O o - i la u n pehéhùû J l Se al References : Latest edition 1. J.C. Johari- Indian Government Of Politics, Vishal Publication, New Delhi 2. J.R.Siwach- Dynamics of Indian Government and Politics, Sterling 3. A. Khothari Politics in Indian, Orient Longman, New Delhi 4. S.Kashyap Our Constitution, National Book Trust, New Delhi 5. P.Brass Politics of India Since Independence, CUP, Cambridge 6. A.G Noorani Constitutional Question in India The President, Parliament and the States. 7. ejñmq¾cê i Q kñé J A n L L j l j M f dé u - i l al n pehéhùû J l Se a, f ÕQjh l SÉ f Ù¹L foñc p ÇfË alaj pwúlz z PAPER-III COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT 1. Meaning of Comparative Government Basis of Comparison of Political System : U. K., U S A, France and P.R. C. 2. Rule of Law and conventions of the Constitutions of U. K. 3. The Crown in U. K. Powers, functions and position: Powers and position of the British Prime Minister and the French and U. S. Presidents, Cabinets in U. K., U. S. A. and France. 4. Popular Chamber House of Commons in U.K.; House of Representatives in U. S. A. and National Assembly in France composition, powers and functions. Role of the Speaker in U. K. and U.S. A. 5. Second Chamber : House of Lords, U.S. and French Senate composition, powers, functions and role. 6. The Supreme Court in U.S.A.- Composition, functions and role. Judicial and Procuratorial organs in P.R.C. The French Constitutional Council. 7. Bill of Rights in U.S.A ; Fundamental Liberties in France, Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens of P.R.C. 8. The Sate Organs in P.R.C. : National People s Congress, The Standing Committee of the N.P.C. : the President and the State Council. 9. Nature of party System in U.K., U.S.A. and France. The uniqueness of the Communist Party of the PRC - Its organization and role. 10. Process of Amendment of the Constitutions of U.K., U.S.A., P.R.C. and France. 1. Rod Hague et. al - Comparative Government and Politics (2 nd edn.), Macmillan, London, 1992

4 2. J. Harvey and L.Bather - The British Constitution 3. Carr and Barnstein - American Government 4. Dorothy Prekles - The Fifth French Republic : Institutions and Politics 5. D.J. Waller - The Government and Politics of Communist China 6. A.C. Kapur - Select Constitution 7. J.C. Johari - Major Modern Political Systems 8. ej C fë j ZL - ehñ Qa Bd el n pehéhùû l l f lm, R u fël ne, p ÇfË alaj pwúle 9. ejñml ¹ O o- ehñ Qa a me j ml n pehéhùû J l Se a, në i j fël ne p ÇfË alaj pwúle 1. fë Z N h¾c c p - a me j ml l Se a J n pehéhùû, ee p¾vê m h L H S¾p p ÇfË alaj pwúle 2. Ae cl j l jq f œ - ehñ Qa n pehéhùû J l Se a, p q c f h m Lne p ÇfË alaj pwúle 3. qj Qm Qœ²hš - a me j ml l Se a J n pehéhùû z PAPER-IV PART-III CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INDIA 1. Secularism and Communalism in India 2. Caste and Politics in India 3. Human Rights in India violence against women and children and remedial measures 4. Indian Foreign Policy- Basic features 5. Environment and Politics in India 6. Administratative Reforms in India - an overview 7. Gender and Politics : State of Women s Empowerment in India 8. Nuclear Arms Control : N.P.T. and C.T.B.T.-India s Position 9. Regional Co-operation : S.A.A.R.C.-objectives, problems and prospects-india s role. 10. Globalization : role of the international agencies : I.M.F., World Bank, W.T.O. with special reference to India. 1. Niraja Gopal Jayal- Democracy and the State : Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India, OPU, New Delhi-1 st Edition-1999, Paperback Rakhahari Chatterjee, (ed) Politics India : State Society Interface, South Asian Publishers, New Delhi, Sanjukta Bhattacharyee-Banerjee (ed)-india at the end of the 20 th Century, Lancer s Books, New Delhi, Bipattaran Ghosh and Others (eds) Perspectives in Political Science, Academic Staff College, B.U ej C fë j el - p j SL J l S e al d le J hq kñ hou pj ql l f lm, R u fël ne,lml a, f bñ QÉ V SÑ - C aq pl Ešl dl l, Be¾c, LmL a, Radharaman Chakraborti- A Study in Essentials, K.P. Bagchi, Cal 1998,UNO 2. G. Forbes- Women in Modern India, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, B. Sengupta - South Asian Perspectives : Seven Nations in Conflict and Co-operation, B.R. Publications, New Delhi, S. R. Bilgrami - International Organization, Vikas, New Delhi, Latest edition

5 5. A. R. Desai - Violation of Democratic Right in India, OUP (Latest Edition) 6. Tapan Kr. Chattopadhyay - India and the Ecology Question 7. S. Shiva - Ecology and the politics of Survival 8. Siddharta Guha Roy - Human Rights, democratic Rights and Popular Protest. 9. ö i¾c c n ç(pçf ca) - fëp j eh dl l, LmL a, n näa O o - pja l c L B ¾c m e e l 11. Christ Beasley- What is Feminism, An Introduction to Feminist Theory.

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