Political Science CSS Syllabus 2016: Candidates will be expected to display in depth knowledge of basic Political Science concepts, Western Political Thought, Muslim Political Thought, and State System, Political Concept (Western and Islamic), Comparative Politics, Political Participation, Political Institutions and Role of Government, Forms of Government, Political Ideologies and Local Self Government.


Part-A (50 Marks)

I. Western Political Thought:

Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Bentham, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Mao, Gramsci, Kai Popper, Pierre Bourdieu, John Rawis, Frances Fukuyama, Foucault, Derrida Kierkegard, Jean Paul Sartre, Rene Descarte.\

II. Muslim Political Thought:

Al-Farabi, Al-Marawardi, Abne-Rushid, Imam Ghazali, Ibne-Taymiyya, Nizam-ul-MulkTusi, Al-Ghazali, Ibn-i-Khuldun, Shah Waliullah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Jamaluddin Afghni, Rashid Rida.

Part -B (50 Marks)

III. State System:

The nature and emergence of modern nation-state system, Islamic concept of state and Ummah

IV. Political Concept (Western and Islamic):

Sovereignty, Justice, Law, Liberty, Freedom, Equality, Rights and Duties, Human Rights, Political authority and Power.

V. Comparative Politics:

Political Socialization, Political Culture, Political Development, Political Recruitment, Social Change, Civil Society, Violence and Terrorism in Politics, Gender and Politics, Women Empowerment.

VI. Political Participation:

Political Change and Revolution, Elections, Electoral System, Public Opinion, Propaganda, Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Lobbies.

VII. Political Institutions and Role of Government:

Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, Political Elites, Civil-Military and Bureaucracy.

VIII. Forms of Government:

Monarchy, Democratic,  Dictatorship, Totalitarian/Authoritarian, Unitary, Federal, Confederation, Presidential and Parliamentary

IX. Political Ideologies:

Capitalism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Totalitarism, Fascims, Nationalism, Islamic Political Ideology

X. Local Self Government:

Theory and practice of Local Self-Government with special reference to Pakistan, Comparative analyses of systems of local governance, Public Administration and Public Policy


Part-A (30  Marks )

I. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:

Political System of U.S.A, U.K, France and Germany

II. Global and Regional Integration

Globalization and Politics, Global Civil Society, Regional politico-economic integration and organizational structure of the European Union, SARRC, ECO, International Financial Regimes IMF and WTO

Part-B (70 Marks)

III. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:

Political system of Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, India and China

IV.  Political Movements in India (Colonial Period):

Rise of Muslim Nationalism in South Asia and Pakistan Movement (with special reference to the role of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah)

V. Government and Politics in Pakistan:

Constitution making from 1947 -1956 , A comparative and critical analysis of 1956, 1962, 1973 Constitutions of Pakistan, Constitutional Amendments up-to-date, Federal structure in Pakistan,  and Central-Provincial relations after 18th amendments, Political Culture of Pakistan, political developments and the Role of civil and military Bureaucracy, Judiciary, feudalism, Dynastic Politics, Political Parties and Interest Groups, elections and Voting Behavior, Religion and Politics, Ethnicity and National Integration,

VI.  International Relations:

History of International Relations: Post WWII Period

Foreign Policy of Pakistan: National Interests and Major Determinations i-e

1).   Size/Geography

2).   Economic Development

3).   Security

4).   Advancement in Technology

5).   National Capacity

6).   Political Parties/Leadership

7).   Ideology

8).   National Interest

9).   Role of Press/Bureaucracy

10). Social Structure

11). Public Opinion

12). Diplomacy.

Also external factors like International Power Structure, International Organizations, World Public Opinion and reaction of other states. Foreign Policy-making Process in Pakistan.

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