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(ii) Subject to change in the syllabi at any time 1 Syllabi Structure of M Phil in Political Science Session 2015-2016 Note: Each Paper consists of 100 marks (Theory 80 marks & Internal Assessment 20).

Minimum Pass Percentage in each paper would be 50 percent. In Semester 1, the students have to appear in three compulsory courses, Course-I, Course-II and Course IV. For Course-III, the students have to choose one paper from Option-i, ii & iii. Course IV is Inter- disciplinary Course.

Semester-I Maximum Marks (For Each Paper): 100; Theory: 80 Marks, Internal Assessment: 20 Marks

1. Course I - Methods and Techniques of Social Science Research.

2. Course II- Contemporary Political Theory

3. Course III (Opt-i) Emerging Trends in Indian Politics.

(Opt–ii) State Politics in India with Special Reference to Punjab.

(Opt-iii) International Politics & Political Economy.

4. Course IV- Inter- disciplinary Course (Psychology) Semester-II Dissertation 2 M. Phil. POLITICAL SCIENCE SEMESTER: I Course-I: Methods and Techniques of Social Science Research Time: 3hrs Maximum Marks: 100 Theory: 80 Marks Internal Assessment: 20 Marks

Instructions for the Paper Setter:

Syllabus is divided into 4 equal units. The Examiner shall set two questions from each unit and candidates shall attempt one question from each unit, each carrying 20 marks. Answer should be approximately in 1000 words.

Unit I

1. Nature and Major Steps in Scientific Research.

2. Theory as a guide to the Research Process.

3. Concepts, Hypothesis and Theory-Building.

Unit II

1. Selection and Formulation of Research Problem.

2. Research Design.

3. Problems of Measurement, Reliability and Validity.

Unit Ill

Methods and Techniques of Data Collection:

1. Document Analysis,

2. Field Studies; Observation,

3. Survey Research; Questionnaire, Interview.


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1. Ram J Ahuja, Research Methods, Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2007.

2. James A. Black and Dean J Champion, Methods and Issues in Social Research, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1976.

3. John T. Doby, An Introduction to Social Research, New York: Appleton Century Crofis, 1967.

4. Vernon Van Dyke, Political Science: A Philosophical Analysis, California: Stanford University Press, 1960.

5. Leon Festinger and Daniel Katz, eds., Research Methods in Behavioural Science, New Delhi: Amerind, 1970.

6. William J Goode and Paul K Hatt, Methods in Social Research, Tokyo: McGraw J Hill, 1981.

7. Rebecca F Guy, et.al, Social Research Methods, Puzzles and Solutions, Massachusetts Allyn and Bacon, 1987.

8. David Nachmias and, Chava Nachmias, Research Methods in the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, New York: St. Martin‟s Press, 1981.

9. Saravanavel, P., Research Methodology, Allahabad: Kitab Mahal, 1987.

10. Selltiz Claire, et. al., Research Methods in Social Relations, New York: Holt, J Rinechart and Winston, 1976.

11. David L. Sills, ed., International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. 8, London:

The Macmillan Co, 1968.

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Instructions for the Paper Setter:

Syllabus is divided into 4 equal units. The Examiner shall set two questions from each unit and candidates shall attempt one question from each unit, each carrying 20 marks. Answer should be approximately in 1000 words.

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1. Neera Chandhoke, State and Civil Society, New Delhi: Sage, 1995.

2. David Held, Political Theory and the Modem State, Cambridge: Polity, 1993.

3. David Held, Political Theory Today, Cambridge: Polity, 1990.

4. C.B. Macpherson, Life and Times of Liberal Democracy, Oxford University Press, 1979.

5. Leela Gandhi, Post Colonial Theory, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005.

6. Margret Walter, Feminism, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008.

7. Arnold Brecht, Political Theory, New Delhi: Surjeet Publications, 2002.

8. Sushila Ramaswamy, Political Theory, New Delhi: Macmillan, 2008.

9. David Miller, Political Philosophy, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003.

10. Robert J.C. Young, Post Colonialism, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007.

11. Subrata Mukherjee and Sushila Ramaswamy, Democracy in Theory and Practice, New Delhi: Macmillan, 2005.

12. Gurpreet Mahajan, Multi-cultural Path, New Delhi: Sage, 2002.

13. Bhikhu Parekh, Rethinking Multiculturalism, New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

14. Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State and Utopia, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1981.

15. F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1944.

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1. State-society relationship in India's Changing Democracy.

2. Crisis of India‟s Democratic Institutions.

3. Emerging Party system and Coalition Politics at the Central level.

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1. Growing Problems of Governing Periphery.

2. Dimensions and limits of Political Leadership in India.

3. Political Economy of Indian Politics and Economic Development.

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1. Dominant Proprietary Classes and Changing Power Structures.

2. Ethnicity, Democracy and Development.

3. Ethnicity and Problems of Federalism in India.

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1. Atul Kohli, India’s Democracy: Analysis of Changing State Society Relations, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Atul Kohli, Democracy and Discontent: India’s Growing Crisis of Governability, New 2.

York: Cambridge U.P. 1991.

3. Atul Kohli, The State and Poverty in India: The Politics of Reform, London: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

4. Jyotirindra Dass Gupta, Language, Conflict and National Development, Berkeley:

University of California Press, 1970.

5. L. Rudolph & S. Rudolph, In Pursuit of Lakshami: The Political Economy of the Indian State, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

6. Majeed Akhtar, ed., Regionalism, Developmental Tensions in India, New Delhi: Cosmo Publications, 1990.

7. Paul Brass, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Delhi: Sage, 1991.

Paul Brass, “Pluralism, Regionalism and Decentralizing Tendencies in Contemporary 8.

Indian Politics” in A.J. Wilson and Dennis Daltoned. The State of South Asia, Problems of National Integration, New Delhi: Vikas, 1982.

9. Rajni Kothari, State against Democracy, Delhi: New Horizen Press, 1989.

10. Robert L. Hardgrave Jr., India under Pressure: Prospects for Political Stability:

Colorado: Westview Press, 1981.

11. S.A.H. Haqqi, ed., Democracy, Pluralism and Nation Building, Delhi: NBO, 1984.

Samina Ahmed, “Politics of Ethnicity in India”, Regional Studies, Vol. 9 No. 4, Autumn 12.


13. Sarkaria Commission Report, Part-I & II, Government of India: Nasik, 1988.

14. Urmila Phadnis, Ethnicity and Nation Building in South Asia, New Delhi: Sage, 1990.

15. Zoya Hasan, S.N. Jha, & R. Kahn, eds., The State, Political Processes and Identity Reflections on Modem India, New Delhi: Sage, 1989.

16. S.K. Mitra, Power, Protest and Participation: Local Elites and Development in India, UK: Routledge, 1992.


17. Paul Brass, Politics in India Since Independence, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

18. Premdas Bardhan, The Political Economy of Development in India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.

19. Granville Austin, The Indian Constitution, New Delhi: OUP, 2001.

20. B.L. Fadia, Indian Government and Politics, Agra: Sahitya Bhawan Publications, 2008.

Zoya Hasan, et. al., India’s Living Constitution, New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2002.


22. L.Rudolph and S. Rudolph, Explaining Indian Democracy, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008.

23. Rasheeduddin Khan, Federal India: A Design for Change, New Delhi: Vikas, 1992.

24. Moin Shakir, Religion, State and Politics in India, Delhi: Ajanta Publications, 1988.

25. N.G. Jayal and P.B. Mehta, Politics in India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.

26. Bhupinder Singh, Antonomy Movements and Federal India, Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2002.

27. N.S.Gehlot, New Challenges to India Politics, New Delhi: Deep and Deep, 2002.

28. M.S.Misra, Politics of Regionalism in India, New Delhi: Deep and Deep, 1988.

29. C.P.Bhambri, Democracy in India, New Delhi: NBT, 2008

30. Zoya Hasan, ed., Parties and Party Politics in India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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1. Theoretical Framework to the study of State Politics(Myron Weiner And Iqbal Narain)

2. Ten Theses of State Politics in India (Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshiker)

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1. Linguistic Reorganization of States and Akali Demand for Punjabi Suba.

2. The issue of State Autonomy in India with special reference to Anandpur Sahib Resolution.

3. Sikh Militancy (1978-1992):Major Explanations.

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1. Sikh Religious Bodies: SGPC, All India Sikh Students Federation, Damdami Taksal:

Their role in Punjab Politics.

2. Dalit Politics in Punjab

3. Neo-Liberal Economic Reforms and Peasantry in Punjab.

4. Politics of Deras in Punjab

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1. Party Politics in Punjab: Congress, Akali Dal, BJP and Left Parties: Ideology, Policies, Programmes and Role.

2. Coalition Politics in Punjab.

3. Emerging trends in Punjab Politics 10 Suggested Readings

1. J.S. Grewal and Indu Banga, ed., Punjab in Prosperity and Violence, 1947-1997, Chandigarh: Institute of Punjab Studies, 1998.

2. Dalip Singh, Dynamics of Punjab Politics, New Delhi: Mcmillan, 1981.

3. Satya M. Rai, Punjab Since Partition, Delhi: Durga Publications, 1986.

4. Robin Jeffery, What is Happening to India, Delhi: McMillan, 1986.

5. M.J. Akbar, India: The Siege Within, London: Penguin, 1986.

6. Ajit Singh Sarhadi, Punjabi Suba, Ambala: Kapoor & Sons, 1971.

7. A.S. Narang, Storm Over the Sutlej-The Akali Politics, New Delhi: Gitanjli Publishers, 1983.

8. A.S. Narang, Democracy, Development and Distortion, New Delhi: Gitanjli Publishers, 1980.

9. Dipankar Gupta, The Context of Ethnicity: Sikh Ethnicity in a Comparative Perspective, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997.

10. Baldev Raj Nayar, Minority Politics in the Punjab, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966.

11. Gobinder Singh, Religion and Politics in Punjab, New Delhi: Deep and Deep, 1986.

12. Myron Weiner, ed., State Politics in India, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968.

13. Surendera Chopra and Paul Wallace, ed., Political Dynamics and Crises in Punjab, Amritsar: GNDU Press, 1989.

14. Sandeep Shastri, et.al,ed., Electoral Politics in Indian States, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009.

15. Iqbal Narain, ed., State Politics in India, Meerut: Meenakshi Parkashan, 1976.

16. Lakhwinder Singh Sidhu,et. al., Politics in Punjab: 1966-2008, Chandigardh: UNISTAR, 2009.

17. Gopal Singh, Politics of Sikh Homeland, Delhi: Ajanta Publications, 1994.

18. Satwinder Singh Dhillon, SGPC elections and The Sikh Politics, Amritsar: Singh Brothers, 2009.

19. Jamshid Ali Khan, Politics of Coalition Governments in Punjab, Patiala: Madaan Publishers, 2006.

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Instructions for the Paper Setter:

Syllabus is divided into 4 equal units. The Examiner shall set two questions from each unit and candidates shall attempt one question from each unit, each carrying 20 marks. Answer should be approximately in 1000 words.

Unit :I

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6. International Migration of Labour.

7. Politics of Oil and Gas.

8. Politics of Global Warming.

12 Suggested Readings

1. Charles W. Kegley, Jr, World Politics: Trend and Transformation, Washington:

Wadsworth and Cenage Learning, 2009.

2. Bhupinder S.Chimni and S.Mallavarapu, International Relations: Perspectives for the Global South, Delhi:Pearson, 2012.

3. Hans J. Morgenthau, Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, Calcutta: Scientific Book Agency, 1978.

4. K.J.Holsti, International Politics: Framework for Analysis, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India, 1989.

5. James Lee Ray, Global Politics, Dalls: Houghton Kifelin Company, 1992.

6. Rama S. Melkote and A. Narsimha Rao, International Relations, Sterling, 1992.

7. Bhupinder Brar, Explaining Communist Crisis, Ajantas, 1984.

8. Aneek Chatterjee, World Politics, Delhi: Pearson, 2012.

9. Henry R.Nan, Perspectives on International Relations, Washington: CQ Press, 2009.

10. Robin Cohen & Shirin M. Rai, ed., Global Social Movements, Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2011.

11. Peu Ghosh, Internationl Relations, New Delhi: PHI Learnings,2011.

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