Political Science

Political science

Political Science

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, Karl Popper, Pierre Bourdieu, John Rawls, Frances
Fukuyama, Foucault, Derrida, Kierkegaard, Jean Paul Sartre, Rene Descartes.
II. Muslim Political Thought:
Al-Farabi, Al-Mawardi, Ibn Rushd, Imam Ghazali, Ibn Taymiyyah, Nizam-ul-MulkTusi,
Ibn Khaldun, Shah Waliullah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Jamaluddin Afghni, Rashid Rida.
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Part -B (50 Marks)

State system
IIIThe nature and emergence of modern nation-state system, Islamic concept of state and
IVPolitical Concept (West

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

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 and Military Bureaucracy.
VIII.Forms of Government:
Confederation, Presidential and Parliamentary.
IX.Political Ideologies:
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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

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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, SAARC, ECO, International Financial
Regimes IMF and WTO.

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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):
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Rise of Muslim Nationalism in South Asia and Pakistan Movement (with special reference
to the role of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam
Mohammad Ali Jinnah)

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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 amendment,
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 World War-II (WW-II) Period.
Foreign Policy of Pakistan: National Interests and Major Determinants 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.
13). Foreign Policy-making Process in Pakistan
Also External Factors like International Power Structure, International Organizations, World
Public Opinion and Reaction of other States.

Political Science books to read

S. No.TitleAuthor
1.Pakistan’s Foreign Policy, 1947-2005Abdul Sattar,
2.Democracy and Authoritarianism in South AsiaAyesha Jalal
3.Military, Civil Society and Democratization in
Akbar Zaidi
4.The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in IslamAllama Iqbal
5.A history of Pakistan and its originsChristophe Jaffrelot,
6.Greek Political Thought: Plato & AristotleEearnest Barker,
7.Political Thought From Plato to PresentEbenstein
8.Political Thought in Medieval IslamErwin I.J. Rosenthal
9.Constitutional Developments in PakistanG.W.Choudhury,
10.Comparative Politics Today: A Theoretical
Gabriel A. Almond,
G.Bingham Powell,
11.Contemporary Political AnalysisGarles Worth James,
12.A History of Political TheoryGeorge Holland
13.Studies in Muslim Political Thought and
H K Sherwani,
14.Modern Islamic Political ThoughtHamid Enayat,
15.Constitutional and Political History of PakistanHamid Khan,
16.Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and
Hans J. Morgenthau,
17.Military and Politics in PakistanHasan Askari Rizvi,
18.Pakistan Foreign Policy: An Overview 1947-2004
Hasan Askari Rizvi
19.Pakistan and Geostrategic Environment : A Study of
Foreign Policy
Hasan Askari Rizvi
20.International Politics: A Framework for AnalysisHolsti, K.J.
21.Pakistan: A Modern HistoryLan Talbot,
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S. No.TitleAuthor
22.21st Century Political Science: A Reference
John T.Ishiyama,
Marijke Breuning,
23.Political Thought from Plato to PresentJudd Herman,
24.The Political System of Pakistan,K.B.Sayeed,
25.Pakistan: A Political StudyKeith Callard,
26.Pakistan: An Enigma of Political DevelopmentLawrance Ziring,
27.Pakistan in the Twentieth CenturyLawrance Ziring,
28.Pakistan: At the Crosscurrent of HistoryLawrance Ziring,
29.History of Muslim PhilosophyM M.Sharif,
30.History of Local Government in PakistanMasudul Hasan
31.Nationalism: The Nation-State and NationalismMonserrat Guibernau,
32.Politics and the State in PakistanMuhammad Waseem,
33.Government and Politics in PakistanMushtaq Ahmad
34.Making of PakistanNoor ul Haq
35.Pattern of GovernmentSamuel H. Beer &
Adam B. Ullam
36.Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the PresentPaul Kelly (Ed)
37.Introduction to Political Science, Islamabad,
National Book Foundation,
Rodee Anderson etc.
38.Pakistan’s Foreign Policy : An Historical AnalysisS.M. Burke
39.State & Society in PakistanShahid Javed Burki
40.Islami RiyasatSyed Abul Aala
41.Khilafat O MalookeyatSyed Abul Aala
42.Ethno National Movements of PakistanTahir Amin
43.Politics, Parties and Pressure GroupsV.O. Key Jr.
44.Democratization in PakistanWaseem, M.
45.Contemporary Political Philosophy: An IntroductionWill 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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