1979-2015 Political Science & IR Mains Optional Previous 37 Year's Questions

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Repeated Questions below

1.Compare and contrast the views of Kautilya and Machiavelli on Statecraft.(2015)
Compare and contrast Kautilya and Machiavalli on statecraft. 20 (2009)
Draw parallels between Arthashastra tradition and the ‘Realist’ tradition
represented by Machiavelli. (2012)
2.Discuss the efficacy of judicial review in India.(2015)
An independent Judiciary, having the power of Judicial Review is a prominent
feature of the Indian Constitution(1982)

3.Critically analyze the discretionary powers granted to the Governor by the Indian constitution.(2015)

Question in 2011
In normal conditions, the Governor is a constitutional executive but in case of
constitutional crisis, he can become a powerful and effective executive. Discuss

4.Identify the contested areas in centre state relation in india.(2015)
Question in 2011
It is not constitutional law but political factors that ultimately determine Centre States
relations in India.(2011)

5.Identify the major differences between the classical realism of Hans J. Morgenthau and the neorealism of Kenneth Waltz. Which approach is the best suited for analysing international relations after the Cold War?(2015)

Write a note on Intellectual precursors of Realism.(2013)
What is meant, by Realism in international politics? Examine critically the principal
assumptions of the Realist Theory as developed by Hans J. Morgenthau(1982)

[The] theoretical concern with human nature as it actually is, and with the historic
processes as they actually take place, has earned for the theory… The name of realism
(Hans J. Morgenthan) In the light of this statement examine Morgenthans realist theory of
international politics.(1981)

6.Cooperative Federalism in India (2015)

“Cooperative federalism produces a strong central, or general government, yet it does not
necessarily result in weak provincial governments that are largely administrative agencies for
central policies. Indian federation has demonstrated this.”(Granville Austin) Examine the
uniqueness of Indian federalism in the light of the above statement. 20m (2013)

         It is generally believed that federalism suffers in the system of centralized planning. Do
        you agree with this point of view? Would you advocate decentralized governance for
        India in the context of liberalization since 1991 (60)?(2002)

7.Examine the role of Panchayati Raj Institution and Urban Local Bodies in deepening of democracy in India.(2015)

          Bring out the common and unique features of the 73 rd and the 74th amendments to the

Constitution of India. Do you think that these amendments would contribute to the
achievement of gender and social justice at the grass root level (60)?(2002)

8.Compare the Nehruvian and Gandhian models of development.(2015)
Formed by combining two question-

Do you think that post- 1991 reforms in India mark a significant shift from the Nehruvian
model of economic development ? Justify your answer. 30 (2010)
Gandhian perspective of development and its contemporary relevance.(2013)