IAS Mains Political Science Papers 1998

IAS Mains Political Science 1998

Paper I

Section A

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

    1. Polity is the best practicable form of government (Aristotle).

    2. The prince must be fox and the lion at the same time (Machiavelli).

    3. Hobbes relieved sovereignty completely from the disabilities which Bodin had inconsistently left standing (Sabine).

    4. Leninism is Marxism in the epoch of imperialisms and proletarian revolution (Stalin).

  2. What is meant by behavoural approach to politics? Is it a fool-proof approach? How far is it correct to say that the behavioural approach to political analysis appeared in order to counteracts the Marxist approach?

  3. Rousseaus theory of Social Contract is Hobbess Leviathan with its head chopped off. Discuss.

  4. Discuss how early radical liberation was modified by John Stuart mill.

Section B

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

    1. The concept of empowerment

    2. Raja Ram Mohan Roy as a social reformer

    3. Politics of terrorism in India

    4. Cooperation federalism in India-its problems and prospects

  2. Discuss the structural-functional analysis of politics.

  3. The recent spate of judicial activities has created problem for the operation of parliamentary democracy in India. Discuss.

  4. Discuss how far the politics of regionalism and communalism have affected nation-building in India.

Paper II

Section A

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

    1. Power

    2. Alliances

    3. Neo-Colonialism

    4. Conventional Arm Trade

  2. Examine the explanatory potential of Kaplans system theory in explaining the phenomenon of international politics in the present context.

  3. People are concerned about the degradation of the environment and the problems that go with it. Discuss the international response.

  4. Analyse the challenges and prospects of the UNO in becoming a world state.

Section B

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

    1. Use of nuclear energy

    2. Palestine-Israel conflict in the present context

    3. SAARC

    4. Contending issue between India and Bangladesh

  2. Analyse the barriers to arm control.

  3. Assess the role of the rim countries of the Indian Ocean in making it a peace zone in the post Cold War era.

  4. Evaluate the foreign policy of India with special reference Pakistan and China in the present context.