International Relations

CSS Syllabus International Relations – 200 Marks

Paper—1 (Marks-100)
I. Introduction
§ The Definition and Scope of International Relations.
§ The Nation-State System
§ Evolution of International Society
II. Theories and Approaches
§ The Classical Approaches-Realism and idealism
§ The Scientific Revolution-Behavioral Approach, System Approach,
§ Neo-realism, Neo-liberalism.
§ Post-modernism, Critical Theory, Feminism, Constructivism
III. International Political Security.
§ Conceptualization of security in the twenty-first century
§ Power. Elements of National Power
§ Balance of Power
§ Foreign Policy: Determinants, Decision making and analysis
§ Sovereignty
§ National Interest
IV. Strategic Approach to International Relation.
§ War: Causation of War, Total War, Limited War, Asymmetric Warfare, civil war, Guerilla war
§ Strategic Culture: Determinants of Pakistani Strategic Culture.
§ Deterrence: Theory and practice with special reference to Nuclear India and
V. International Political Economy.
§ Theories in IPE: Mercantilism, Economic Liberalism, and neo- Marxism
§ Theories of Imperialism, Dependence and Interdependence
VI. International political community.
§ Nationalism
§ Internationalism
§ Globalization
VII. Approaches to Peace
§ Diplomacy
§ International Law
§ Arms Control /Disarmament and Nuclear Non proliferation Regime
VIII. International Political Institution
§ United Nations
§ International Monetary Fund (IMF)
§ World Bank
§ International Court of Justice
Paper- II Marks-100
I. International Relation between two Wars
§ Russian Revolution, Fascism, League of Nations, Second World War
II. Cold War
§ Decolonization in Asia and Africa.
§ Rise of United States and Soviet Union,
§ Era of Tight Bipolarity, Détente and Loose Bipolarity, Revival of Cold W ar
III. Post Cold War
§ End of History, Clash of Civilization, Terrorism, Globalization, unipolarity New world Order
IV. International and Regional Organizations
§ League of Nation, United Nations, Regional Organizations, EU, ASEAN, NAFTA, SAARC, SCO, OIC, ECO, WTO.
§ Reforms in the United Nations, World Bank and the IMF
V. Foreign Policy of Selected Countries
§ USA, Russia, China, UK, India, Pakistan and EU
VI. South Asia
§ Peace-making and Peace-Building in South Asia: Analytical overview of peace processes between/among the states of South Asia especially between India and Pakistan.
§ India and Pakistan: Overview of agreements and accords, Indus Water Treaty; Composite Dialogue; Sir Creek & Siachen border, Visa and People to people contact; Trade; and Role of civil society
§ Afghanistan: Cold war theatre; Soviet Invasion Mujahedeen; Geneva Accord; Post Cold War situation—Rise of Taliban, AL-Qeada & 9/11; Operation Enduring Freedom; The Bonn Process- Withdrawal
VII. Weapons of Mass Destruction
§ Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
§ Nuclear Weapon States- Programs and Postures: Indian-Pakistan Nuclear
§ Nuclear Non –Proliferation Regime: International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Non- proliferation Treaty; Nuclear Supplier Group; Partial Test Ban Treaty; Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
§ Challenges of Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Civil Deal Regime
§ The Missile Defence Systems and their impact on global strategic environment
§ Militarization and Weaponization of Space.
VIII. Contemporary Issues
§ Indian Ocean and PACIFIC Ocean; Great Powers Moves and hegemony
§ Kashmir Issue
§ Palestine Issue
S.No. Title Author
1. World Politics: Trend and Transformation, Ninth Edition Charles W. Kegley JR. and
Eugene R Wittkopf
2. Understanding International Relations, Second Edition Chris Brown
3. Politics Among Nations Hans j. Morgenthau
4. International Politics: A Framework for
Holsti, K.J.
5. Contemporary Security and Strategy Craig A. Snyder (ed.),
6. The Globalization of World Politics: An
Introduction to International Relations
John Baylis and Stev
7. Games Nations Play, Seventh Edition John Spanier
8. Essentials readnigs in World Politics Karen Mingst
9. World in Collision: Terror and the Future of
Global Order
Ken Booth and Tim Dunne, ed
10. Theory of International Politics Kenneth N. Waltz
11. Theories of International Relations Scott Burchill and Andrew
12. The Cause of Wars Michael Howard
13. Politics of Nuclear Weapons in south Asia Bhumitra Chakma, ed
S.No. Title Author
14. The Twenty Year’s Crisis ; 1919-1939:An Introduction to the Study of International Relation E.H. Carr
15. Bomb Scare: The History and Future of
Nuclear Weapons
Joseph Cirincione
16. Arms Control: The New Guide to
Negotiations and Agreements
Jozef Goldblat
17. Explaining Foreign Policy Llyod Jenson
18. The International Politics of Space Michael Sheehan
19. Foreign Policy Making Process: A Case
Study of Pakistan
Moonis Ahmar, ed
20. Planning the Unthinkable How New Powers Will Use Nuclear Biological And Chemical Weapons Peter R. Lavoy, Scott D. Sagan, and James J. Wirtz
21. Pakistan’s Foreign Policy : An Historical
S.M. Burke
22. International Relations: Politics and
Economy in the 21st Century
William Nester
23. Foreign Policy and Political process William Wallace
24. Nuclear Risk Reduction Measures and
Restraint Regime in South Asia
Zafar Nawaz Jaspal
25. The India- Pakistan Military Standoff; Crisis and Escalation in South Asia (United States Zachary S. Davis, ed
26. Nuclear Pakistan: Strategic Dimensions Zulfiqar Khan, ed

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