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APSC Mains 2016 – Political Science
PAPER – I
Unit I : (a) Nature and Scope of Political Science, Its relationship with other social science. Approaches to the study of Political Science.
(b) Origin of the State – Functions of the State, Laissez Faire and Socialistic Theories, Concept of welfare state.
(c) Forms of Government – Democracy, Dictatorship, Presidential and Parliamentary Forms – Unitary and Federal Forms.
(d) Organs of Government – Legislature, Executive and Judiciary – Separation of powers.
(e) Sovereignty – Monistic and pluralistic, Analysis of Sovereignty.
(f) Justice – Liberty – Equality, Power Authority Law.
Unit II : Political Philosophy of Plato – Aristotle, Gandhi, Marx.
- A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx – Mukherjee and Susheela Ramaswamy
- Introduction to Political Theory – O P Gauba
- Politial Theory – Rajeev Bhargava
- Wikipedia – for any concept not cleared
Unit I : (a) Constitution of India : Framing of the constitution of India — Fundamental Rights and Duties- Directive Principles of the State Policy, Citizenship.
(b)Union Government, Legislature, Executive, Judicial.
(c) State Government, Legislature, Executive, Judiciary.
(d) Centre-State Relations.
(e) Value of Local Government in a Democracy, Local Self Government in Assam.
(f) Bureaucracy and role of the Civil Service in India.
Unit II : Constitutions of the U.S.A. the U.K.
Unit III : United Nations – Objective and Principles, Organs Specialised Agencies – ILO, UNESCO, IMF.
- Our Constitution – Subhash Kashyap
- Politics in India – Rajni Kothari
- Wikipedia.org -for International Organisations
- Indian Polity by Laxmikant – for basic coverage of the Paper II
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