IAS Mains Political Science Papers 2004

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IAS Mains Political Science 2004

Paper I

Section A

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

    1. The authority of the master and that of the statements are different from one another (Aristotle).

    2. As soon as a nation appoints representatives, it is no longer free, it no longer exists (Rousseau).

    3. Rulership can be successfully carried out (only) with the help of associates: One wheel alone does not turn (Kautilya).

    4. The end of law is not a abolish or restrain but to preserve and enlarge freedom (Locke).

  2. What is the concept of justice in modern political theory? How is it related to Liberty and Equality?

  3. What is the nature of the crisis in political theory? Suggest remedies to overcome it.

  4. Critically examine the Marxian theory of social stratification.

Section B

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

    1. Cultural secularisation

    2. Reserve discrimination

    3. Public interests litigation

    4. Tribalism in Africa

  2. Trace and analyse the co-operation trends in Indian federalism.

  3. Political reforms must precede and not follow social reforms (Tilak). Discuss.

  4. How far do regional groupings pose a threat to the stability of Indian political system?

Paper II

Section A

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

    1. UNs peacekeeping role in domestic conflicts

    2. GATT treaty and developing countries

    3. Sovereign National State and International concern for Human Rights

    4. An oligopolistic global system.

  2. One of the truisms in world politics is that nothing is distributed equally on the face of the globenot people or their talent, not resources, not even climate, geographic features, technology or air quality. Elucidate.

  3. Diplomacy is not only a technique of foreign policy implementation, but also an instrument by which other techniques-military and economic can be successfully deployed. Discuss the significance of diplomacy in the conduct of foreign relations.

  4. Discuss, the illustrations, the way decision making is influenced by the external and internal environment as perceived by the decision maker.

Section B

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

    1. US trade relations with Japan

    2. China one China policy

    3. Peace in West Asia

    4. Political and legal status of C. I. S

  2. Non-proliferation has now acquired the status of a vested interest with the nuclear weapon state which, in the name of political stability, are trying to perpetuate a global order which will preseve their hegemonic position. Discuss.

  3. Despite some problems which USA is facing in Asia, it is unlikely that pressure on India over the nuclear issue, Kashmir and missile programme will be released. Discuss.

  4. Regional cooperation makes sense only in the event of there being, at least as the bottom line, a degree of ideological cohesion and/or economic dependence. The SAARC members have neither.


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