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Default Revised Syllabus and Recommended Books of Political Science


PAPER I- (Marks - 100)

Part-A (50 Marks)

I. Western Political Thought:
Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Bentham, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Mao, Gramsci, Kai Popper, Pierre Bourdieu, John Rawis, Frances Fukuyama, Foucault, Derrida Kierkegard, Jean Paul Sartre, Rene Descarte

II. Muslim Political Thought:
Al-Farabi, Al-Marawardi, Abne-Rushid, Imam Ghazali, Ibne-Taymiyya, Nizam-ul-MulkTusi, Al-Ghazali, Ibn-i-Khuldun, Shah Waliullah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Jamaluddin Afghni, Rashid Rida,

Part -B (50 Marks)

III. State System:
The nature and emergence of modern nation-state system, Islamic concept of state and Ummah

IV. Political Concept (Western and Islamic):
Sovereignty, Justice, Law, Liberty, Freedom, Equality, Rights and Duties, Human Rights, Political authority and Power.

V. Comparative Politics:
Political Socialization, Political Culture, Political Development, Political Recruitment, Social Change, Civil Society, Violence and Terrorism in Politics, Gender and Politics, Women Empowerment.

VI. Political Participation:
Political Change and Revolution, Elections, Electoral System, Public Opinion, Propaganda, Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Lobbies.

VII. Political Institutions and Role of Government:
Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, Political Elites, Civil-Military and Bureaucracy.

VIII. Forms of Government:
Monarchy, Democratic, Dictatorship, Totalitarian/Authoritarian, Unitary, Federal, Confederation, Presidential and Parliamentary

IX. Political Ideologies:
Capitalism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Totalitarism, Fascims, Nationalism, Islamic Political Ideology

X. Local Self Government:
Theory and practice of Local Self-Government with special reference to Pakistan, Comparative analyses of systems of local governance, Public Administration and Public Policy


Part-A (30 Marks)

I. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:
Political System of U.S.A, U.K, France and Germany

II. Global and Regional Integration :
Globalization and Politics, Global Civil Society, Regional politico-economic integration and organizational structure of the European Union, SARRC, ECO, International Financial Regimes IMF and WTO

Part-B (70 Marks)

III. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:
Political system of Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, India and China

IV. Political Movements in India (Colonial Period):
Rise of Muslim Nationalism in South Asia and Pakistan Movement (with special reference to the role of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah)

V. Government and Politics in Pakistan:
Constitution making from 1947 -1956, A comparative and critical analysis of 1956, 1962, 1973 Constitutions of Pakistan, Constitutional Amendments up-to-date, Federal structure in Pakistan, and Central-Provincial relations after 18th amendments, Political Culture of Pakistan, political developments and the Role of civil and military Bureaucracy, Judiciary, feudalism, Dynastic Politics, Political Parties and Interest Groups, elections and Voting Behavior, Religion and Politics, Ethnicity and National Integration,

VI. International Relations:

  • History of International Relations: Post WWII Period
  • Foreign Policy of Pakistan: National Interests and Major Determinations i-e
1). Size/Geography
2). Economic Development
3). Security
4). Advancement in Technology
5). National Capacity
6). Political Parties/Leadership
7). Ideology
8). National Interest
9). Role of Press/Bureaucracy
10). Social Structure
11). Public Opinion
12). Diplomacy.
Also external factors like International Power Structure, International Organizations, World Public Opinion and reaction of other states.
  • Foreign Policy-making Process in Pakistan


1. Pakistanís Foreign Policy, 1947-2005---------------------------------Abdul Sattar,

2. Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia----------------------- Ayesha Jalal

3. Military, Civil Society and Democratization in Pakistan ---------------- Akbar Zaidi

4. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam---------------------Allama Iqbal

5. A history of Pakistan and its origins-----------------------------------Christophe Jaffrelot,

6. Greek Political Thought: Plato & Aristotle------------------------------Eearnest Barker,

7. Political Thought From Plato to Present--------------------------------Ebenstein

8. Political Thought in Medieval Islam-------------------------------------Erwin I.J. Rosenthal

9. Constitutional Developments in Pakistan-------------------------------G.W.Choudhury,

10. Comparative Politics Today: A Theoretical Framework------------------Gabriel A. Almond, G.Bingham Powell,

11. Contemporary Political Analysis--------------------------------------Garles Worth James,

12. A History of Political Theory------------------------------------------ George Holland Sabine

13. Studies in Muslim Political Thought and Administration ----------------H K Sherwani,

14. Modern Islamic Political Thought---------------------------------------Hamid Enayat,

15. Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan-------------------------Hamid Khan,

16. Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace------------ Hans J. Morgenthau,

17. Military and Politics in Pakistan-------------------------------------------- Hasan Askari Rizvi,

18. Pakistan Foreign Policy: An Overview 1947-2004 (PILDAT) ---------------Hasan Askari Rizvi

19. Pakistan and Geostrategic Environment : A Study of Foreign Policy------ Hasan Askari Rizvi

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

21. Pakistan: A Modern History -----------------------------------------------Lan Talbot,

22. 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook------------------ John T.Ishiyama, Marijke Breuning,

23. Political Thought from Plato to Present-----------------------------------Judd Herman,

24. The Political System of Pakistan, ---------------------------------------- K.B.Sayeed,

25. Pakistan: A Political Study----------------------------------------------- Keith Callard,

26. Pakistan: An Enigma of Political Development --------------------------- Lawrance Ziring,

27. Pakistan in the Twentieth Century--------------------------------------- Lawrance Ziring,

28. Pakistan: At the Crosscurrent of History--------------------------------Lawrance Ziring,

29. History of Muslim Philosophy---------------------------------------------M M.Sharif,

30. History of Local Government in Pakistan---------------------------------- Masudul Hasan

31. Nationalism: The Nation-State and Nationalism-----------------------------Monserrat Guibernau,

32. Politics and the State in Pakistan ------------------------------------------Muhammad Waseem,

33. Government and Politics in Pakistan----------------------------------------Mushtaq Ahmad

34. Making of Pakistan---------------------------------------------------------Noor ul Haq

35. Pattern of Government---------------------------------------------------- Samuel H. Beer & Adam B. Ullam

36. Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present--------------------------Paul Kelly (Ed)

37. Introduction to Political Science, Islamabad, National Book Foundation-----Rodee Anderson etc.

38. Pakistanís Foreign Policy : An Historical Analysis------------------------ S.M. Burke

39. State & Society in Pakistan------------------------------------------------- Shahid Javed Burki

40. Islami Riyasat--------------------------------------------------------------------- Syed Abul Aala Maudoodi

41. Khilafat O Malookeyat------------------------------------------------------ Syed Abul Aala Maudoodi

42. Ethno National Movements of Pakistan----------------------------------- Tahir Amin

43. Politics, Parties and Pressure Groups-------------------------------------- V.O. Key Jr.

44. Democratization in Pakistan-------------------------------------------------Waseem, M.

45. Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction-------------------- Will Kymlicka

46. History of Political Theories (Three Volumes) --------------------------- Willaim A. Dunning,

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