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Introduction to Political Science – II


This course is the continuation of Political Science-I. It mainly emphasizes on the functional aspects of the politics in a society. The students are to be enabled to understand the functioning of the political system, study its various components and actors influencing this functioning.


1. Political System: Definition, Characteristics and Functions.

2. Law: Definition, Sources, kinds; its relationship with Morality, individual Liberty and Rights & Duties.

3. Constitution: Definition, kinds and amendments.

4. Political Parties: Kinds, Structures, Functions,

5. Interest Groups: Kinds, Functions, Relationship with political parties.

6. Public Opinion: Definition, Formulation, Assessment.

7. Electoral Process: Mechanism, Kinds of representation, requirements of impartial elections.

8. Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Fascism, Nazism, Socialism, Marxism, Nationalism.

Credit hours/ Marks:- 03 Cr. Hrs.

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