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Internationa 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.

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Suggested Readings

Title Author
International Politics K.J. Holsti
Politics among Nations Hans Morgenthan
World Politics: An Introduction James N. Rosenau
An Introduction to International Politics; Power and Justics Theodor Contobius and Thomas Wolfe
Contending Theories of International Relations Tames Dougherty
Issues in Global Politics Gavin Boyd
World Politics since 1945 Peter Caloucorassi
International Relations: Peace or War Richard Rosecrance
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

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