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CSS Syllabus Political Science – 200 Marks

PAPER I- (Marks – 100) Part-A (50 Marks)
I. Western Political Thought:
Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Bentham, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Mao, Gramsci, Kai Popper, Pierre Bourdieu, John Rawis, Frances Fukuyama, Foucault, Derrida Kierkegard, Jean Paul Sartre, Rene Descarte
II. Muslim Political Thought:
Al-Farabi, Al-Marawardi, Abne-Rushid, Imam Ghazali, Ibne-Taymiyya, Nizam-ul-MulkTusi, Al-Ghazali, Ibn-i-Khuldun, Shah Waliullah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Jamaluddin Afghni, Rashid Rida,
Part -B (50 Marks)
III. State System:
The nature and emergence of modern nation-state system, Islamic concept of state and
Ummah
IV. Political Concept (Western and Islamic):
Sovereignty, Justice, Law, Liberty, Freedom, Equality, Rights and Duties, Human Rights, Political authority and Power.
V. Comparative Politics:
Political Socialization, Political Culture, Political Development, Political Recruitment, Social Change, Civil Society, Violence and Terrorism in Politics, Gender and Politics, Women Empowerment.
VI. Political Participation:
Political Change and Revolution, Elections, Electoral System, Public Opinion, Propaganda, Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Lobbies.
VII. Political Institutions and Role of Government:
Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, Political Elites, Civil-Military and Bureaucracy.
VIII. Forms of Government:
Monarchy, Democratic, Dictatorship, Totalitarian/Authoritarian, Unitary, Federal, Confederation, Presidential and Parliamentary
IX. Political Ideologies:
Capitalism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Totalitarism, Fascims, Nationalism, Islamic
Political Ideology
X. Local Self Government:
Theory and practice of Local Self-Government with special reference to Pakistan, Comparative analyses of systems of local governance, Public Administration and Public Policy
PAPER-II (MARKS-100) Part-A (30 Marks)

I. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:
Political System of U.S.A, U.K, France and Germany
II. Global and Regional Integration
Globalization and Politics, Global Civil Society, Regional politico-economic integration and organizational structure of the European Union, SARRC, ECO, International Financial Regimes IMF and WTO
Part-B (70 Marks)
III. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:
Political system of Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, India and China
IV. Political Movements in India (Colonial Period):
Rise of Muslim Nationalism in South Asia and Pakistan Movement (with special reference to the role of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah)
V. Government and Politics in Pakistan:
Constitution making from 1947 -1956, A comparative and critical analysis of 1956, 1962,
1973 Constitutions of Pakistan, Constitutional Amendments up-to-date, Federal structure in
Pakistan, and Central-Provincial relations after 18th amendments,
Political Culture of Pakistan, political developments and the Role of civil and military Bureaucracy, Judiciary, feudalism, Dynastic Politics, Political Parties and Interest Groups, elections and Voting Behavior, Religion and Politics, Ethnicity and National Integration,
VI. International Relations:
History of International Relations: Post WWII Period
Foreign Policy of Pakistan: National Interests and Major Determinations i-e
1). Size/Geography
2). Economic Development
3). Security
4). Advancement in Technology
5). National Capacity
6). Political Parties/Leadership
7). Ideology
8). National Interest
9). Role of Press/Bureaucracy
10). Social Structure
11). Public Opinion
12). Diplomacy.
Also external factors like International Power Structure, International Organizations, World
Public Opinion and reaction of other states. Foreign Policy-making Process in Pakistan
SUGGESTED READINGS
S. No.
Title
Author
1.
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy, 1947-2005
Abdul Sattar,
2.
Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia
Ayesha Jalal
3.
Military, Civil Society and Democratization in
Pakistan
Akbar Zaidi
4.
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam
Allama Iqbal
5.
A history of Pakistan and its origins
Christophe Jaffrelot,
6.
Greek Political Thought: Plato & Aristotle
Eearnest Barker,
7.
Political Thought From Plato to Present
Ebenstein
8.
Political Thought in Medieval Islam
Erwin I.J. Rosenthal
9.
Constitutional Developments in Pakistan
G.W.Choudhury,
10.
Comparative Politics Today: A Theoretical
Framework
Gabriel A. Almond, G.Bingham Powell,
11.
Contemporary Political Analysis
Garles Worth James,
12.
A History of Political Theory
George Holland
Sabine
13.
Studies in Muslim Political Thought and
Administration
H K Sherwani,
14.
Modern Islamic Political Thought
Hamid Enayat,
15.
Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan
Hamid Khan,
16.
Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and
Peace
Hans J. Morgenthau,
17.
Military and Politics in Pakistan
Hasan Askari Rizvi,
18.
Pakistan Foreign Policy: An Overview 1947-2004 (PILDAT)
Hasan Askari Rizvi
19.
Pakistan and Geostrategic Environment : A Study of
Foreign Policy
Hasan Askari Rizvi
20.
International Politics: A Framework for Analysis
Holsti, K.J.
21.
Pakistan: A Modern History
Lan Talbot,
S. No.
Title
Author
22.
21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook
John T.Ishiyama, Marijke Breuning,
23.
Political Thought from Plato to Present
Judd Herman,
24.
The Political System of Pakistan,
K.B.Sayeed,
25.
Pakistan: A Political Study
Keith Callard,
26.
Pakistan: An Enigma of Political Development
Lawrance Ziring,
27.
Pakistan in the Twentieth Century
Lawrance Ziring,
28.
Pakistan: At the Crosscurrent of History
Lawrance Ziring,
29.
History of Muslim Philosophy
M M.Sharif,
30.
History of Local Government in Pakistan
Masudul Hasan
31.
Nationalism: The Nation-State and Nationalism
Monserrat Guibernau,
32.
Politics and the State in Pakistan
Muhammad Waseem,
33.
Government and Politics in Pakistan
Mushtaq Ahmad
34.
Making of Pakistan
Noor ul Haq
35.
Pattern of Government
Samuel H. Beer & Adam B. Ullam
36.
Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present
Paul Kelly (Ed)
37.
Introduction to Political Science, Islamabad, National Book Foundation,
Rodee Anderson etc.
38.
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy : An Historical Analysis
S.M. Burke
39.
State & Society in Pakistan
Shahid Javed Burki
40.
Islami Riyasat
Syed Abul Aala
Maudoodi
41.
Khilafat O Malookeyat
Syed Abul Aala
Maudoodi
42.
Ethno National Movements of Pakistan
Tahir Amin
43.
Politics, Parties and Pressure Groups
V.O. Key Jr.
44.
Democratization in Pakistan
Waseem, M.
45.
Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction
Will Kymlicka
46.
History of Political Theories (Three Volumes)
Willaim A. Dunning,
47.
International Relations: Politics and Economy in the
21st Century
William Nester

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