(Download) UPSC MAIN EXAM:2018 - POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Paper-1)

(Download) CS (MAIN) EXAM:2018 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Paper 1)

Exam Name: CS (MAIN) EXAM:2018  POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  (Paper I)
Marks: 250
Time Allowed : Three Hours

SECTION-A

1. Comment on the following in about 150 words each: 10x5=50 marks

1.(a) John Stuart Mill is a 'reluctant democrat”. - C. L. Wayper 10 marks
1.(b) Decline of Political Theory 10 marks
1.(c) Distributive Justice 10 marks
1.(d) Substantive Democracy 10 marks
1.(e) "Nothing against the State, nothing over it, nothing beyond it." - Mussolini 10 marks

2.(a) Critically examine the neo-liberal theory of State. 20 marks
2.(b) Analyse John Rawls justification of discrimination to achieve the goals of Justice.15 marks
2.(c) Equality means fair treatment rather than equal treatment. Comment. 15 marks

3.(a) What do you understand by three generations of Human Rights ? 20 marks
3.(b) Critically examine Macpherson's views on Democracy. 15 marks
3.(c) Explain the relationship between power, authority and legitimacy. 15 marks

4.(a) John Locke is the father of liberalism. Explain. 20 marks
4.(b) Discuss Ambedkar's ideas on 'annihilation of caste'. 15 marks
4.(c) Critically examine Machiavelli's views on religion and politics.15 marks

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section-B

5. Comment on the following in about 150 words each : 50x5=50 marks

5.(a) Revolt of 1857 is a 'Sepoy Mutiny' or 'First War of Independence'. 10 marks
5.(b) Indian Constitution is a "Lawyers' Paradise'. - Ivor Jennings 10 marks
5.(c) New Panchayat Raj is an effective instrument for women empowerment. 10 marks
5.(d) Implementation of GST and NEET is a major challenge to Indian federalism. 10 marks
5.(e) Political personalities are more significant than political parties in India. 10 marks

6.(a) Whether judicial activism has undermined or strengthened Parliamentary Democracy in India ? Discuss. 20 marks
6.(b) Do the Lieutenant Governors have more powers than the Governors of the States ? Explain.15 marks
6.(c) Critically examine the ethnic conflicts in North-East India. 15 marks

7.(a) Examine the provisions of Panchayat Extension Services Act (PESA), 1996. 20 marks
7.(b) Analyse the arguments in favour and against the lateral entry into higher civil services in India. 15 marks
7.(c) Discuss asymmetrical federalism in India. 15 marks

8.(a) Examine the various causes of agrarian crisis in India. 20 marks
8.(b) Explain the increasing role of regional political parties in the national politics. 15 marks
8.(c) Critically analyse the environmentalist movement in Tuticorin, Tamilnadu. 15 marks

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