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Comparative & Developmental Politics – II


This course is in continuation of “Theory of Comparative and Developmental Politics-I”. Its purpose is to acquaint the students with a broader framework within which a political system develops, the various theories put forward and models designed. The role played in the process by elite institutions such as civil and military bureaucracies will also be taken into account.


1. Political Development: meanings of Political Development and common characteristics.

2. Indicators of Political Development;

3. Socio-political change and Modernization: Major Theories and their Functional Implications;

4. Major Issues of National Identity and Integration: Legitimacy, Role of Bureaucracy and Military Elite, Charismatic Leadership.

Credit hours/ Marks:- 03 Cr. Hrs.

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