IAS Mains Political Science Papers 1990

IAS Mains Political Science 1990

Paper I

Section A

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

    1. A social instinct is implanted mall men by nature, yet he who first founded the state was greatest of benefactors (Aristotle)

    2. In the happiness of his subjects lies the kings happiness, in their welfare his welfare (Kautilya).

    3. If there are now natural slaves, it is because formerly there were slaves against nature (Rousseau).

    4. Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie____ has simplified the class antagonism (The communist Manifesto).

  2. Political behaviour stands for both an intellectual tendency and a concrete academic movement (David Easton). Discuss.

  3. Critically examine the view that the recent trends in the

Section B

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

    1. Decision-Making Approach

    2. Gandhi as an Anarchist

    3. Proportional Representation

    4. Decentralised Decision-Making and Political Participation

  2. Examine the extend of the role of modernisation in shaping the politics of Afro-Asian States. Does it afford a common framework for competitive political studies?

  3. The record of the Indian judisciary in constitutional interpretation has been erratic. Comment

  4. Legitimisation of subnationalism is pernicious to the National Harmony Theory of Indian Nationalism. Comment.

Paper II

Section A

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

    1. Role of NAM in international relations

    2. Ideology as a determinant of foreign policy

    3. International politics is a struggle for power among nations.

    4. The UN Secretary-General is more a diplomat than an administrator.

  2. The theory of balance of power has lost it validity in the nuclear age. How for do you agree with this statement? Give reasons.

  3. Discuss the main functions of diplomacy and examine the recent trends in the practice of diplomacy.

  4. Attempt a critical note on the New International Economic Order and indicate its future prospects.

Section B

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

    1. Indias nuclear policy

    2. The problem of German unification

    3. Indian Ocean as a zone of peace

    4. The Third World in international relation.

  2. Indo-Pakistan relations have been complicated by Big Power Politics and Arms race in subcontinent. Would you agree with this view?

  3. Examine the impact of nuclear weapons on international relations with special reference to the relations between the superpowers.

  4. What is glasnost? Has it contributed to any major change in the foreign policy of the Soviet Union?

Justify your answer with reference to the Soviet Unions relations with East European countries.