IAS Mains Political Science Papers 1992

IAS Mains Political Science 1992

Paper I

Section A

  1. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Reality is a sheadow if ideas (Plato).

    2. Reason teaches all mankind who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty and possessions (Locke)

    3. Since liberty is a fruit that does not grow in all climates. It cannot be enjoyed by all people alike (Rousseau).

    4. The anatomy of civil society is to be sought in its political economy. Marx

  2. Examine the limitations of Behaviouralism as an approach to the study of politics.

  3. Marx treats individual primarily as a member of a class. Critically examine his views on the economic man.

  4. Do you agree with the view liberal democracy has own the historic battle of ideoligies.

Section B

  1. Comment on any THREE of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Theory of capitalis enrichment

    2. The 42nd amendment to the Constitution of India

    3. Theory of circulation of elites

    4. Personality factor and party system in India.

  2. Can modern democratic institutions be insulated from inter oriented politics? Discuss

  3. Tradition is not always incompatiable with Modernity. Comment on the statement with reference to the modernization trends in Indian policy.

  4. Majority in legislatures does not necessarily contribute to the stability of the state Government in India. Discuss

Paper II

Section A

  1. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Military Industrial Complex

    2. Open versus Secret Diplomacy

    3. Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice

    4. Chinas Middle Kingdom Complex.

  2. Despite a number of trends to the contrary, the State has been and remains the primary actors in the global system. Elucidate the statement by analysing the factors which helped create State and the reasons for the primary of States as across in International Relations.

  3. The United Nations is not political system acting in a vacuum: Nor does it operate above international system. Comment

  4. Define Alliance. What is the role of Alliances in power politics? Discuss the relevance of Alliance in a nuclear age.

Section B

  1. Comment on any THREE of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Human Rights in the US foreign policy

    2. Disintegration of the Soviet Union and the threat of nuclear proliferation

    3. India and the IMF

    4. Iraq after the Gulf War.

  2. Discuss the prospects of a peace in West Asia in view of the changes in the US and Israeli policy and attitudes in this regard.

  3. Analyse the developments in the Indo-US relations since the end of the Gulf War. Give the reasons for changes, if any, in the South Asia policy of USA.

  4. The central focus of global politics is no longer the conflict between Socialism and Capitalism, but

North versus South. Explain.