Political Science Enrichment Prog 2019
“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.”
Orient IAS announces the launch of its PEP for CSM- 2019. This programe aims to provide an objective evaluation of each aspirant’s performance, which would lead to an overall improvement in his/her preparation.
Objectives: The Classroom based programe aims to provide aspirants:
- A simulated exam environment so that they are better prepared for the real challenge
- An opportunity to test their level of preparedness for the examination
- A sense of confidence so that they are sure of their success in the Main examination without any anxiety
- Timely competition/revision of syllabus
- Scoring above average marks
- Effective Writing practice
- Total of 28 Class Discussions
- 24 Practice + 4 Full Length
- 400 Questions will be covered
- Pointers will be provided for every test
- Discussion on the best ways to attempt questions effectively and efficiently
- Special focus on enhancing test-taking skills of Civil Services aspirants
- Price: 17700 (Incl GST)
Duration of Test Series: 11 June 2019 – 25 August 2019
|S. No.||Discussion Date (12 noon)||Syllabus to be Covered (12 Qs Each)|
|EC 1||11/06||· Political theory meaning and approaches
· Theories of the state: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist.
|EC 2||12/06||Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
· Equality: Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
|EC 3||15/06||· Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights.
Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy, representative, participatory and deliberative.
|EC 4||17/06||· Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.|
|EC 5||18/06||· Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.|
|EC 6||19/06||· Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions ; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy .
|EC 7||24/06||· Western Political Thought : Plato ,Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke,|
|· Western Political Thought: John,S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.|
|· Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.
|EC 9||28/06||· Principal Organs of the Union Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court.
· Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts.
|EC 10||01/07||· Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.
· Statutory Institutions/Commissions: Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Comission for scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.
· Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.
· Planning and Economic Development : Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalilzation and economic reforms.
|EC 12||05/07||· Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.
· Party System: National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour; changing socio- economic profile of Legislators.
· Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements
|EC 13||08/07||· Political Strategies of India’s Freedom struggle: constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience ; militant and revolutionary movements, Peasant and workers’ movements.
· Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.
· Making of the Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives
|EC 14||12/07||· Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; political economy and political sociology perspectives; limitations of the comparative method.
· State in comparative perspective: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and, advanced industrial and developing societies.
|EC 15||14/07||· Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory.
· Key concepts in International Relations: National interest, Security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transnational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation.
|EC 16||15/07||· Evolution of the International Economic System: From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy.
· Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies.
|EC 17||17/07||· Changing International Political Order:
· Rise of super powers; strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and Cold War; nuclear threat;
· Non-aligned movement : Aims and achievements;
· Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.
|EC 18||19/07||· United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms.
· Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA.
|EC 19||21/07||· Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation. United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms.|
|EC 20||22/07||· Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.
· Other contemporary Areas from syllabus
|EC 21||24/07||· Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change.
· India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different phases; current role
|EC 22||25/07||India and South Asia:
|EC 23||26/07||India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.
5. India and the Global Centres of Power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.
|EC 24||31/07||India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.
7. India and the Nuclear Question: Changing perceptions and policy.
|EC25||03/08||Recent developments in Indian Foreign policy: India’s position on the recent crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with US and Israel; vision of a new world order.
|FLT 1||04/08||Paper 1|
|FLT 2||11/08||Paper 2|
|FLT 3||25/08||Paper 1 (9-12 Noon)|
|FLT 4||25/08||Paper 2 (2-5 PM)|