PoliticalScience

Topics: Political philosophy, Political science, Politics Pages: 56 (23153 words) Published: February 28, 2015
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POLITICAL SCIENCE
(PART-I)
COMPLEMENTARY COURSE
For

BA HISTORY, B.A. ECONOMICS, B.A.SOCIOLOGY,
B.A PHILOSOPHY & B.A. ENGLISH

I Semester
(2011 ADMISSION ONWARDS)

UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
Calicut University, P.O. Malappuram, Kerala, India-673 635

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UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

POLITICAL SCIENCE (PART–I)
I SEMESTER
COMPLIMENTARY COURSE

For
BAHISTORY, B.A.ECONOMICS, B.A.SOCIOLOGY,
B.A PHILOSOPHY & B.A. ENGLISH

Prepared by:

Sri. Pradeep Kumar. K.
Head of the Department,
Department of Political Science,
Govt. Arts & Science College, Kozhikode -18

Scrutinised by

Dr. G.Sadanandan, ( Co-ordinator)
Associate Professor and Head,
P.G. Department of Political Science,
Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur.

Layout & Settings: Computer Section SDE
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CONTENT

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CHAPTER I - POLITICAL SCIENCE

05-16

CHAPTER II – THE STATE

17-23

CHAPTER III - SOVEREIGNTY

24 -28

CHAPTER IV – LAW, LIBERTY, EQUALITY,
JUSTICE, RIGHTS & DUTIES

29 - 42

CHAPTER V – POLITICAL SYSTEM

43 - 47

CHAPTER VI – MAJOR CONCEPTS IN
POLITICAL ANALYSIS

48 - 56

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Complementary Course
POLITICAL SCIENCE - (PART l)
MODULE. I.
(a) Concept of Political Science: Meaning, nature, Scope and (b) Approaches: Traditional – Modern – Behavioural,

Post-Behavioural and Marxian

MODULE. II.
State: Meaning, Elements of the State - Theories of the origin of the state -with special reference to Evolutionary theory and Marxian Theory.
MODULE. III.
Sovereignty: Meaning and Characteristics, Types of Sovereignty – Monistic and Pluralistic interpretations.
MODULE. IV.
(a) Law – Liberty – Equality, Justice, Rights and Duties. Meaning and Dimensions. (b) Concepts of Human Rights – Meaning and importance.
MODULE. V.
(a) Systems Analysis - Political System: Meaning and Characteristics. Input Output analysis and Structural Functional analysis.
MODULE. VI.
(a) Major Concepts in Political Analysis: Power – Influence - Legitimacy and Authority. (b) Political Culture – Political Socialisation – Political Development and Political Modernisation

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CHAPTER 1
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Society :- It may be defined as " the complex of organised association and institution within a community". It is an unorganised or organised , it is wider or narrow groups of human beings living together in a particular aera. The social instinct of man compels him to live in society. According to Laski, by society, " I means a group of human beings living together for the satisfaction of their mutual wants".

State: - societies are politically organised under a common law within a prescribe boundaries. It stands for the protection to life, liberty and property to individuals and it tries to promote human welfare and good life.

Government: - It is the institutionalised power of state or authority. It is the agent through which the will of the state is formulated, expressed and realised. It consists of institutions responsible for making collective decisions for society.

Politics: is the study of state and activity of person involved with the state i.e government. It refers to the current problems of state and government , the actual process of co-operation , conflict and competition for power in society.

Science: is the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation, evidence and experiment.
Political Science: is the branch of knowledge that deals with systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the state and political institutions through scientific analysis. It is an academic...
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