IAS Mains Political Science Papers 2007

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IAS Mains Political Science 2007


Section: A

  1. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60

    1. Platos communism is a supplementary machinery to give effect to and reinforce that spirt which education is create (Nettleship).

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

    3. state is the result of the irreconcilability of class antagonism (Lenin)

    4. Because the society is federal, the authority must also be federal (Laski).

  2. Political process in a country is merely the manifestation of political culture. Elucidate 60

  3. Critically examine the Sapta Prakriti of state as envisage by Kautilya. 60

  4. Discuss the importance of Machiavelli in the history of political thought. Is it correct to say that Machiavelis theory is narrowly local and narrowly dated? 60

Section: B

  1. Comment on any three of the following in about 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60

    1. Nehrus View on socialism

    2. The Directive principle of state policy are not mere pious declaration but clear direction for the guideline of state policy.

    3. the instability of national policies is due to rising influence of religious politics.

    4. The panchayati Raj institutions and district administration should develop a new relationship for achieving the goal of good governance.

  2. Political reforms must precede not follow social reform Tilak. Elucidate. 60

  3. Explain the concept of judicial activism and examine its impact on the relationship between executive and judiciary in India. 60

  4. Discuss how far the grass root democratic institutions have remained successful in accelerating the process of rural development after 73rd constitutional amendment. 60


Section: A

  1. Answer any three of the following in about 200 words each. 20 × 3 = 60

    1. Examine the relevance of the political economy approach to the study of comparative politics.

    2. Define geopolitical and account for its prevalence even in the modern nuclear age.

    3. The Afghanistan Civil War gave the US a long awaited upper hand in south Asia.

    4. In What sense has gender justice become an urgent global concern today.

  2. Development in contemporary discourse has dimension larger than just economic. Bring out the significance of the statement. 60

  3. How would you differentiate the post cold war global order from its predecessor? 60

  4. Analyze critically the major changes in the role of United Nations (UN) since the onset of new millennium. 60

Section: B

  1. Answer any three of the following in about 200 words: 20 × 3 = 60

    1. was there any domestic socio-political basis for India to pursue the policy of non-alignment.

    2. what are the motivations for Indias Look East Policy.

    3. Identify the persistent points of frictions between India and Bangladesh at present.

    4. Examine the trends in Indias relations with the European Union.

  2. Critically review the progress of India-Pakistan peace process since Kargil War. 60

  3. Domestic turmoil in neighbouring South Asian countries often constitutes a strain on Indian Foreign policy. Discuss with illustration. 60

  4. Comprehensively examine the major developoement/trends in Indo-US relations since the early 1990s. Do you visualized the strengthening of ties between the two nations? Substantiate. 60