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CSS Examination Syllabus - International Relations


International Relations ( Total Marks - 100 )

Part - A

  1. The modern state system-history, basic features, evolving forms.
  2. International Relations as a field of study, Basic Approaches- Power, Balance of Power, Imperialism, Nationalism.
  3. Interaction between states-diplomacy, International Law, international economic and trade linkages-pressures in world politics.

Part - B

  1. Evolution of the International System since 1815 (Congress of Vienna) Historical Overview.
  2. World War III. Decolonization, Rise of the Third World Alliance System (NATO, SEATO. CENTO, WARSAW PACT) Peaceful coexistence: Non-Aligned Movement Theories of Peace and Security in Nuclear Age (Deterrence. Limited war. Crisis Management etc) Détente.

Part - C

  1. Foreign Policies of the Superpowers, major powers (USA. USSR. China) with special reference to South Asia (India. Pakistan, etc.).
  2. Issues in global Politics.
    • Nuclear Proliferation.
    • Superpower rivalry in the Indian Ocean.
    • International economic order.
    • Regional Security issues and crises (Afghanistan Crises Iran-Iraq war, Palestine problem, Apartheid and South Africa, Namibia, Polish crises, Eurocommunism, Central American crises etc.)
    • Arms Control and disarmament.

Suggested Readings

    • Title
    • Author
    • 1
    • International Politics
    • K.J. Holsti
    • 2
    • Politics among Nations
    • Hans Morgenthan
    • 3
    • World Politics: An Introduction
    • James N. Rosenau
    • 4
    • An Introduction to International Politics; Power and Justics
    • Theodor Contobius and Thomas Wolfe
    • 5
    • Contending Theories of International Relations
    • Tames Dougherty
    • 6
    • Issues in Global Politics
    • Gavin Boyd
    • 7
    • World Politics since 1945
    • Peter Caloucorassi
    • 8
    • International Relations: Peace or War
    • Richard Rosecrance
    • 9
    • Relations of Nations
    • Frederick Hartman
    • 10
    • Indian Ocean and the Superpowers: Economic, Political and Strategic Perspectives
    • Rasul Bux Rais
    • 11
    • Sanctuary and War
    • Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema
    • 12
    • Contemporary Strategy: Theories and Policies
    • J. Baylis, K. Booth, P. Williams, J. Garnet

Check other Subjects and Syllabus below:

Compulsory Subjects

General Knowledge

Optional Subjects:

(subjects carrying a total of 600 marks to be selected)

Group A

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: Business Administration cannot be opted in combination with Public Administration

Group B

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group C

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group D (Science Subjects )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group E (History Subjects )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group F

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: International Law CANNOT BE opted in combination with International Relations.

Group G

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group H (Regional Languages )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Regional Languages: Not more than one of the 4 subjects can be opted.

Group I (National and Foreign Languages )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
National/Foreign/Classical Languages: Not more than one of 4 subjects can be opted. Note: Urdu can not be combined with Regional Languages.


 
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