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POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONAL – OPTIONAL PAPERS OF MAIN EXAMINATION

Political Science has always been the top selected optional among the WBCS aspirants. This subject has always dominated the score cards when compared to the other optionals. From the last few years it has become more competitive and open choice for all backgrounds. The nature of this paper is both static and dynamic thus giving an edge to the aspirants to provide transcendence to their thoughts from being static to being dynamic. The type of questions in the mains are direct picks from the syllabus and thus requires proper mentoring. Coaching can pay you better to cover the vast syllabus of the subject in minimum time. As far as the structure of this paper is concerned it is divided into two papers subsumed into following areas:

Paper– I

Group A

This part consists of the following areas

1. Western Political Thought

Sources:

  • Political Thought by O.P Gauba

2. Indian Political Thought

Sources:

  • Indian Political Thought by Suda and Suda

3. Political Ideas

Sources:

  • Political Theory by Andrew Heywood

5.Democracy

Sources:

  • The Grass Hoppers by Arundhati Roy
  • Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism by Lawrence Saez

6.Political Process

Sources:

  • Indian Polity by M. Lakshmikanth

7.Forms of Government

Sources:

  • Power by Mark Haugaard

8. Social movements

Sources:

  • Politics of Identity by Adil Khan
  • Nationalism by Calhoun Craig

Paper 1 - Part 2

Group B

1. constitution of india

Sources:

  • Constituion of India by D.D Basu
  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth
  • State and Politics in India by Partha Chatterjee

2. Bureaucracy

Sources:

  • Bureuacracy by Martin Albrow

3.social processes

Sources:

  • Social Movements in India by Ghanshyam Shah
  • Caste Class and Gender by Manoranjan Mohanty
  • Social Movements in India, Poverty, Power and Politics by Raka Ray

Paper 2

Public Administration and International Relations

Group A

1. Public Administration

Sources:

  • Public Administration and Public Affairs by Henry Nicholas
  • Comparative Public Administration by Ramesh Arora

Group B

1. International Relation

Sources:

  • Understanding International Relations by Burchill Scott
  • does the elephants dance by Malone
  • Peace and War by Raymond Aron
  • The right to be Human by Upendra Baxi
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