CBSE (UGC) NET June-December 2017 Syllabus for International and Area Studies
CBSE (UGC) NET International and Area Studies Syllabus 2012
Code No. 90
Subject: International and Area Studies
- There will be two question papers, CBSE (UGC) NET International Area Studies Paper II and Paper III
- Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
- Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.
CBSE (UGC) NET International Area Studies Paper II & III-A (Core Group)
- Nature of International Politics.
- Theories and approaches to the study of International Politics (including the area studies approach).
- Nationalism, Nation-State and challenges to Nation-States.
- Contemporary World Order: End of Cold War, United States as a pre-eminent power and multipolarity (European Union, China and Japan).
- Globalisation and its implications.
- Environment and Ecological Problems.
- Human Rights
- International Economic Issues: Trade regime (WTO) and economic groupings, Role of International Financial Institutions.
- Role of Multi-national Corporations.
- Trans-national Threats and Security: International Terrorism, Drug-trafficking, Proliferation of small arms.
- Weapons of mass-destruction-nuclear, biological, chemical and weather weapons and arms control and disarmament.
Indian Foreign Policy:
- Basic Objectives and Principles.
- India and its neighbours.
- India and major powers.
- Major issues of Indian Foreign Policy.
- Collective security, peace-keeping and peace-making.
- Role of International Law.
- UN agencies and other International Organizations.
- Restructuring of the United Nations.
- South Asia in World Affairs South-East Asia in World Affairs.
- Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) in World Affairs.
- West Asia in World Affairs Africa in World Affairs.
- America and Europe in World Affairs Latin America in World Affairs.
Paper-III-B (Elective or Optional)
- Theories of International Politics: Realist, Idealist, Systems and Decision making.
- Role of Power in International Politics: Balance of Power, Bipolarity, Unipolarity and Multipolarity.
- The concept of Nation, National Interest and National Security Collective Security; The role of the United Nations.
- Post-Cold War and the emerging World Order.
- Politics of Liberalisation, Globalisation and World Trade Organization. Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence and World Peace.
- Concept, components and models of National and International security.
- Challenges and threats to India's security since Independence-external and internal dimensions.
- Defence mechanism of Nation-States: India, US and the Peoples Republic of China.
- India's Security policies and Nuclear doctrine.
- Problems of Armament and Disarmament-Economic, Political and Scientific dimensions.
- Concept and theories of conflict and conflict resolution including Confidence Building Measures (CBMs).
- Evolution of strategic thoughts-Kautilya, Clausewitz, A T Mahan, Mackinder and Douhet.
- New modes of warfare-Low Intensity conflict, Electronic and Cyber warfare.
- Historical Background-Empires
- Geo-political set-up
- Interaction with the West
- National Awakening
- Disintegration of Ottoman Empire
- Palestine problem
- Inter-war Developments
- West Asia and the World:
- Major powers'interests in West Asia
- Cold War
- Oil Dynamics
- West Asia and India
- General Themes:
- Regional Organizations
- Intra-Arab relations/rivalries
- Post-Cold War Scenario-Continuity and Change
- Social transformation
- Islamic Resurgence
- State Systems
- Basic Features of the Region: Land and People-Geo-political and Socio-economic Setting.
- Colonialism and Nationalism: Patterns, Major Feature's and Impact of Western Colonialism-Independence Movements-Maintenance of Independence by Thailand throughout its History.
- Developments in Post-Independent Period:
- Problems of Communalism and Nation-Building-Communist Challenges.
- Role of Military-Challenges to Democracy-Secessionist Movements-Economic Transformation-mtra-Regional Conflicts and Cooperation.
- Foreign Policies of South East Asian Countries: Determinants, Objectives and Goals-Role of External Powers-USA, Russia, China, Japan and India.
- Geo-cultural Aspects: Land, People, Ecology, Environment, Languages and Culture.
- Historical Aspects:
- Ancient African Empires
- Indigenous political systems
- Atlantic slave trade-its impact and implications.
- Industrial Revolution and the elimination of slave trade.
- Colonialism in Africa:
- European partition of Africa
- Asian (Indian) migration into Africa
- Patterns of Colonial rule in Africa
- Legacy of Colonialism
- Growth of nationalism and Liberation Movements in Africa.
- Political Aspects:
- Political independence and Constitutional changes in Africa.
- Growth of political parties and party-systems.
- The role of military
- Democratisation process in Africa.
- Rise and fall of Apartheid in South Africa.
- Concepts of Pan-Africanism and African socialism.
- Economic Aspects:
- Nature of African Economy.
- Underdevelopment and Dependency patterns in Africa.
- Neo-colonial penetration and problems of economic independence.
- Development strategies in post-independence period.
- Structural adjustment programs in Africa-an evaluation.
- Problem of poverty in Africa.
- Africa's debt crisis.
- Globalisation and its impact on Africa.
- Regional economic cooperation and development (ECOWAS, SADC, COMESA, EAC and AEC).
- Social Aspects:
- Problems of nation-building in Africa.
- Role of education
- State of Human Rights in Africa.
- Role of civil society and women.
- Problem of AIDS in Africa.
- Ethnic conflicts in Africa.
- Social change and structural transformation.
- Africa and the World:
- Africa and the emerging International System
- Africa and European dominance
- Africa and the Cold War
- Post-Cold War scenario in Africa
- Africa and the New World Order
- Africa and the United Nations
- Inter-regional Cooperation
- Role of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)
- Africa and the Non-aligned Movement (NAM)
- The Role and Relevance of the African Union (AU) 2001
- Africa and the Arab World
- India-Africa Relations
- Soviet Period From Lenin to Stalin:
- Civil War in Russia and its impact on polity and economy War, Communism and New Economic policy.
- Nationality Policy after the Revolution and the formation of the USSR.
- Industrialization debate and Economic Development under the Five-Year Plans.
- Soviet Foreign Policy
- Constitutional Theories and Soviet Federalism.
- Soviet Union Under Khrushchev and Brezhnev:
- Twentieth Congress of the CPSU and Destalinization.
- New Approaches to Third World and the Non-aligned Movement.
- Brezhnev and Kosygin leadership in World Affairs.
- Constitution of 1977
- Mikhail Gorbachev Period:
- Gorbachev's New Political Thinking-Political and economic reforms.
- Foreign Policy under Gorbachev and end of the Cold War.
- Break-up of the USSR.
- Post-Soviet Russia and CIS:
- Russia under Boris Yeltsin-Political and economic dimensions.
- Systemic transformation of Russia and the CIS.
- New Orientation in Russia's Foreign Policy.
- Russia and the CIS
- Indo-Russian Relations
- Developments in Central Asia and the Transcaucasia.
- Land and People:
- Geo-political setting
- Multi-culture social structures-diversities of race, language and religion Resource endowment-natural and human resources.
- Colonialism and Nationalism:
- Patterns of Colonialism
- Major features of Colonialism
- Nature of colonial impact on South Asian societies.
- Nationalism and Nationalist movements.
- Communal and Separatist Movements-genesis of Pakistan and Bangladesh.
- Society and Culture of South Asia:
- Population-General attributes and migration patterns.
- Major Social institutions and Groups.
- Dynamics of Social change.
- Political Systems of South Asian States:
- Organization of Government Order and Underlying principles.
- Post-independence Era-constitutional developments and movements for democracy-Elections, Political parties and Pressure groups.
- Problems of nation-building and Issues of national integration-Communal-ism, Regionalism, Linguism, Ethnic cleavages, Ideology and Strategies of leadership.
- Economic Profile and Development Strategies:
- Traditional economics-nature and bases.
- Pattern of economic development and growth strategies.
- Trade, aid and investment.
- Problems of economic development.
- Foreign Policies of South Asian States:
- Determinants and objectives.
- Role of external powers.
- Intra-regional cooperation and conflict-India's relations with its neighbours.
- Regional Cooperation in South Asia:
- Historical antecedents-Political and economic imperatives.
- Genesis and growth of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
- Challenges and prospects of regional cooperation in South Asia.
- Making of the Constitution-Development of the Republic and making of the nation.
- Constitutional Amendments-Structural changes, political and social movements.
- Presidency, congress and judiciary in recent times.
- US Role in UN and other international organizations.
- United States Economic and Global role in post-Cold War Era.
- Problems of minorities; Afro-American, Hispanic and Asian Americans Diasporic experience.
- Contemporary American Society and polity.
- Development of Constitutional process in Latin America-Translation from authoritarianism of democracy.
- US-Latin American relations and its implications in inter-American affairs. Cultural, economic and trade relations between Europe and Latin America. Problems of Human Rights in Latin America.
- The role of multilateral agencies in containing international and narcot terrorism; Legal mechanism to preserve peace and security in the region.
- Role of Latin America and the Caribbean in global and regional organizations
- Trade and Economic grouping in Latin America.
- India and Latin America-growing partnership.