|Part A||Contemporary World-Politics|
|unit 1||Cold War Era||7||read more|
|unit 2||The End of bipolarity||4||read more|
|unit 3||US Hegemony in world Politics||3||read more|
|unit 4||Alternative centers of Power||8||read more|
|unit 5||Contemporary South Asia||8||read more|
|unit 6||International Organizations||5||read more|
|unit 7||Security in Contemporary World||5||read more|
|unit 8||Globalization||5||read more|
|unit 9||Environment and Natural Resources||5||read more|
|Part B||Contemporary World-Politics|
|unit 1||Challenges of Nation-Building||8||read more|
|unit 2||Era of One-Party Dominance||4||read more|
|unit 3||Politics of Planned Development||4||read more|
|unit 4||India's External relations||6||read more|
|unit 5||Challenges to the Congress System||6||read more|
|unit 6||Crisis of the Democratic order||6||read more|
|unit 7||Rise of Popular Movements||5||read more|
|unit 8||Regional aspirations||5||read more|
|unit 9||Recent Developments in Indian Politics||6||read more|
|Total Marks||100||Time: 3 Hours|
Emergence of two power blocs after the Second World War. Arenas of the cold war. Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic Order. India and the cold war.
New entities in world politics: Russia, Balkan states and Central Asian states, Introduction of democratic politics and capitalism in post-communist regimes. India's relations with Russia and other post-communist countries.
Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to 9/11 and attack on Iraq. Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology. India's renegotiation of its Relationship with the USA.
Rise of China as an economic power in post-Mao era, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India's changing relations with China.
Democratizations and its reversals in Pakistan and Nepal. Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Impact of economic globalization on the region. Conflicts and efforts for peace in South Asia. India's relations with its neighbours.
Restructuring and the future of the UN. India's position in the restructured UN. Rise of New international actors: new international economic organizations, NGOs. How Democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?
Traditional concerns of security and politics of disarmament. Non-traditional or human Security: global poverty, health and education. Issues of human rights and migration.
Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences of Globalization. Anti-globalization movements. India as an arena of globalization and struggle Against it.
Environment movement and evolution of global environmental norms. Conflicts over Traditional and common property resources. Rights of indigenous people. India's stand in Global environmental debates.
Nehru's approach to nation-building: Legacy of partition: challenge of 'refugee' resettlement, The Kashmir problem. Organization and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over language.
First three general elections, nature of Congress dominance at the national level, uneven Dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition parties.
Five year plans, expansion of state sector and the rise of new economic interests. Famine and suspension of five year plans. Green revolution and its political fallouts.
Nehru's foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India's Nuclear programme and shifting alliances in world politics.
Political succession after Nehru. Non-Congresses' and electoral upset of 1967, Congress Split and reconstitution, Congress' victory in 1971 elections, politics of 'garibi hatao'.
Search for 'committed' bureaucracy and judiciary. Nav Nirman movement in Gujarat and The Bihar movement. Emergency: context, constitutional and extra-constitutional dimensions, Resistance to emergency. 1977 elections and the formation of Janata Party. Rise of civil Liberties organizations.
Farmers' movements, Women's movement, Environment and Development-affected people's Movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.
Rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. The Kashmir situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.
Participatory upsurge in 1990s. Rise of the JD and the BJP. Increasing role of regional Parties and coalition politics. UF and NDA governments. Elections 2004 and UPA Government.