Political Science Most Important Questions Part 4 For 2020 Exam

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  1. Comment on productive forces and production relations. (200 words)

  2. Comment on overdeveloped state. (200 words)

  3. Explain the concept of “Congress System” as explained by Rajni Kothari. Can we say this is no more a relevant model to explain Indian Politics? (200 words)

  4. Comment on the idea of good represented by Aristotle. How is this different from the Platonic notion of good espoused through the theory of forms? (200 words)

  5. Comment on the notions of

    1. Falsification (150 words)

  6. Differentiate between normative and empirical political theory. (200 words/UPSC- 2012)

  7. Explain the difference between hegemony and domination in Gramsci. (UPSC 2013/200 words)

  8. Explain in 200 words

    1. Equality of resources

    2. Equality of capabilities

  9. Explain the idea of “collapse of the Indian state” in the works of Atul Kohli. (200 words)

  10. Passive revolution, conceived by Gramsci, is an important category to explain Indian Politics. Comment. (200 words)

  11. Do you agree with the idea that the Indian state is a neoliberal state. Substantiate. (200 words)

  12. What have been the recent trends in electoral behavior in India since 1990’s? (200 words)

  13. Write short notes on the following in 150 words

    1. Location of Hegemony

    2. Knowledge is Power

  14. Answer in 300 words

    1. Explain how Mill tries to subsume justice under the concept of utility.

  15. What is the challenges Political theory faces in the present times. Suggest remedies to overcome it.(300 Words)

  16. “The true source of right is duty” – Gandhi. Comment (300 Words)

  17. Do you agree that the Behavioural approach appeared in order to counter the Marxist approach ? (300 Words)

  18. Examine the relation between Justice, Equality and Liberty. (300 Words)

  19. What are the challenges Political theories faces in the present times. Suggest remedies to overcome it. (300 Words)

  20. “The true source of right is duty” – Gandhi. Comment (300 Words)

  21. Answer in approximately 150 words each

    1. “Women have always been man’s dependent, if not his slave, the two sexes have never shared the world in equality” – Simone de Beauvoir.

    2. “Power flows throughout the system like blood in the capillaries of our body” – Foucault

    3. Relative autonomy of state

    4. Paternal despotism of Mill

    5. Ideologies as regimes of truth.

  22. Compare and contrast the pluralist & neo-pluralist conception of state. (200 Words)

  23. Examine the major debates in contemporary democratic theory. ( 250 words)

  24. Explain how deliberative democracy tries to improve the functioning of liberal democracies. ( 250 words)

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