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Punjab University BA Syllabus

 

Paper Political Science 200 Marks- Syllabus, Page -1

 


(Outlines of Test)

Paper – A:  Principles of Political Science                                               100
Paper – B:  Government and Politics U,K, USA, USSR and Pakistan            100
                                                                Total Marks:                       200

 

(Syllabi and Courses of Reading)

PAPER – A: PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE


1.Political Science:
Definition, Scope and utility of Political Science and approaches to the study of Political Science.

2.The State:
Definition and elements, State and government, State and Society, State and Association

3.Sovereignity:
Definition, Characteristics, Kinds of Sovereignty – Monism versus Pluralism, Islamic Concept of Society

4.Liberty:
(a) Nature, Kinds and Safeguards of Liberty, Liberty and equality, Liberty and law
(b)Definition, Meanings and kings of rights, Fundamental Human Rights in Islam Rights of Non-Muslims in an Islamic State.

5.Law:
Definition, Meanings, Kinds, Source of Law-Law and Morality-Islamic Concept of Law, Sources of Law in Islam, Importance of Ijtehad

6.Organization of Modern State
(a) (1)Democracy: Nature, Attributes and Reconditions. (2) Islamic Concept of Democracy. (3) Dictatorship: Kinds and Features
(b) Unitary and federal system (c) Parliamentary and presidential systems

7. Structure of Government:
Executive, Legislation, and judiciary

8.Political Participation:
Elections and electorate: (a) Adult restricted suffrage Methods of voting-Direct Legislation (Refrendum, initiative, plebiscite and Recall, Qualification of Voters and candidates in an Islamic Policy. Role of an elected representative.
(i)in a modern secular state (ii)in an Islamic state.
(b)Free Elections and its pre-requisites. Direct and Indirect elections – electoral, Districts – representation of minorities – proportional Representation – Functional representation

9.Political Dynamics:
(a)Political Parties: Types, function and role
(b)Interest groups: Types, Role in a modern policy, methods of political action
(c) Public opinion Definition – Development of concept – public opinion polls, Methods of measurement.

10. Theories regarding the nature and purpose of state
Idealist View – utilitarian view – Socialism, Communism, Fascism Welfare concept of state, Western and Islamics

 

 

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