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Default Revised Syllabus and Recommended Books of International Relations


Paper—1 (Marks-100)

I. Introduction
  • The Definition and Scope of International Relations.
  • The Nation-State System
  • Evolution of International Society
II. Theories and Approaches

  • The Classical Approaches-Realism and idealism
  • The Scientific Revolution-Behavioral Approach, System Approach,
  • Neo-realism, Neo-liberalism.
  • Post-modernism, Critical Theory, Feminism, Constructivism
III. International Political Security .
  • Conceptualization of security in the twenty-first century
  • Power. Elements of National Power
  • Balance of Power
  • Foreign Policy: Determinants, Decision making and analysis
  • Sovereignty
  • National Interest
IV. Strategic Approach to International Relation.
  • War: Causation of War, Total War, Limited War, Asymmetric Warfare , civil war, Guerilla war
  • Strategic Culture: Determinants of Pakistani Strategic Culture.
  • Deterrence: Theory and practice with special reference to Nuclear India and Pakistan
V. International Political Economy.
  • Theories in IPE: Mercantilism, Economic Liberalism, and neo- Marxism
  • Theories of Imperialism, Dependence and Interdependence
VI. International political community.
  • Nationalism
  • Internationalism
  • Globalization
VII. Approaches to Peace

  • Diplomacy
  • International Law
  • Arms Control /Disarmament and Nuclear Non proliferation Regime
VIII. International Political Institution
  • United Nations
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • World Bank
  • International Court of Justice

Paper- II (Marks-100)

I. International Relation between two Wars
  • Russian Revolution, Fascism, League of Nations, Second World War
II. Cold War
  • Decolonization in Asia and Africa.
  • Rise of United States and Soviet Union,
  • Era of Tight Bipolarity, Détente and Loose Bipolarity, Revival of Cold War
III. Post Cold War
  • End of History, Clash of Civilization, Terrorism, Globalization, unipolarity New world Order
IV. International and Regional Organizations
  • League of Nation, United Nations, Regional Organizations, EU, ASEAN, NAFTA, SAARC, SCO, OIC, ECO, WTO.
  • Reforms in the United Nations, World Bank and the IMF
V. Foreign Policy of Selected Countries
  • USA, Russia, China, UK, India, Pakistan and EU
VI. South Asia
  • Peace-making and Peace-Building in South Asia: Analytical overview of peace processes between/among the states of South Asia especially between India and Pakistan.
  • India and Pakistan: Overview of agreements and accords, Indus Water Treaty; Composite Dialogue; Sir Creek & Siachen border, Visa and People to people contact; Trade; and Role of civil society
  • Afghanistan: Cold war theatre; Soviet Invasion Mujahedeen; Geneva Accord; Post Cold War situation---Rise of Taliban, AL-Qeada & 9/11; Operation Enduring Freedom; The Bonn Process- Withdrawal
VII. Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
  • Nuclear Weapon States- Programs and Postures: Indian-Pakistan Nuclear Doctrines
  • Nuclear Non –Proliferation Regime: International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Non- proliferation Treaty; Nuclear Supplier Group; Partial Test Ban Treaty; Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
  • Challenges of Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Civil Deal Regime
  • The Missile Defence Systems and their impact on global strategic environment
  • Militarization and Weaponization of Space.
VIII. Contemporary Issues

  • Indian Ocean and PACIFIC Ocean; Great Powers Moves and hegemony
  • Kashmir Issue
  • Palestine Issue


1. World Politics: Trend and Transformation, Ninth Edition-----------------Charles W. Kegley JR. and Eugene R Wittkopf

2. Understanding International Relations, Second Edition------------------ Chris Brown

3. Politics Among Nations------------------ ----------------------------- Hans j. Morgenthau

4. International Politics: A Framework for Analysis------------------ --------Holsti, K.J.

5. Contemporary Security and Strategy------------------ -----------------------Craig A. Snyder (ed.),

6. The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations--------- John Baylis and Stev

7. Games Nations Play, Seventh Edition------------------ --------------------------John Spanier

8. Essentials readnigs in World Politics------------------ ---------------------------Karen Mingst

9. World in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order-----------------Ken Booth and Tim Dunne,ed

10. Theory of International Politics------------------ --------------------------------Kenneth N. Waltz

11. Theories of International Relations------------------ --------------------------- Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater

12. The Cause of Wars------------------ ------------------------------------------------ Michael Howard

13. Politics of Nuclear Weapons in south Asia------------------ -----------------Bhumitra Chakma, ed

14. The Twenty Year’s Crisis ; 1919-1939:An Introduction to the Study of International Relation ------------------ E.H. Carr

15. Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons---------- Joseph Cirincione

16. Arms Control: The New Guide to Negotiations and Agreements------- Jozef Goldblat

17. Explaining Foreign Policy ------------------ ---------------------------------------Llyod Jenson

18. The International Politics of Space------------------ --------------------------- Michael Sheehan

19. Foreign Policy Making Process: A Case Study of Pakistan---------------- Moonis Ahmar, ed

20. Planning the Unthinkable How New Powers Will Use Nuclear Biological And Chemical Weapons ------------------ Peter R. Lavoy, Scott D. Sagan, and James J. Wirtz

21. Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: An Historical Analysis------------------ ----------S.M. Burke

22. International Relations: Politics and Economy in the 21st Century----William Nester

23. Foreign Policy and Political process------------------ ------------------------- William Wallace

24. Nuclear Risk Reduction Measures and Restraint Regime in South Asia------ Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

25. The India- Pakistan Military Standoff; Crisis and Escalation in South Asia (United States) -------------- Zachary S. Davis, ed

26. Nuclear Pakistan: Strategic Dimensions------------------ ---------------------- Zulfiqar Khan, ed
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