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POLITICAL SCIENCE OPTIONAL SUBJECT QUESTION PAPER 2 -IAS MAINS 2014
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POLITICAL SCIENCE QUESTION PAPER-2 -IAS-2014

UPSC Mains Political Science Optional Paper-2014

                                                                                                                  

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Q1. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each;(10×5=50marks

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(a):Party system in India is neither western nor indigenous. Explain.(150 words)(10 marks)


(b):In what respect is the new social movement new in nature? Discuss.(150 words)(10 marks)


(c):you agree that the U.N. has failed to contain transnational terrorism? Elaborate your answer with examples.
(150 words)(10 marks)


(d):“The Feminist approach to international politics is biased.” Comment.(150 words)(10 marks)


(e):Ukraine crisis is a product of power politics and geo-politics.” Comment.(150 words)(10 marks)


Q2. Give the answer of the following questions

(a):“Despite so many agreed areas of cooperation, innumerable institutional mechanisms and a permanent secretariat, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has not taken off as a meaningful regional grouping.” Discuss. (20 marks)

(b):Critically evaluate the approaches of global south towards addressing environment concerns. (15 marks)

(c):Critically assess the changing nature of the concept of national security. (15 marks)

Q3. Give the answer of the following questions

(a):Argue a case for U.N. reform in the context of changing global milieu. (20 marks)

(b):Who was Mr. ‘X’ in international politics? Elaborate his approach to foreign policy.(15 marks)

(c):“Morton A. Kaplan’s system theory is contrary to the fundamental precepts of systems approach.” Comment. (15 marks)

Q4. Give the answer of the following questions

(a):How do you explain the growing importance of multi-national corporations (MNCs) and civil society in contemporary international politics? (20 marks)

(b): is ‘global village’? Elaborate its main characteristics and also the factors that contributed to its growth. (15 marks)

(c):Discuss the main factors that have contributed to the gradual transformation of the world from ‘Billiard Ball Model’ to ‘Cobweb Model’.(15 marks)
                                                                                                                 

UPSC Mains Political Science Optional Paper-2014
POLITICAL SCIENCE QUESTION PAPER-2 MAINS UPSC IAS CIVIL SERVICES EXAM-2014

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Q5. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each : 10 marksx5=50

(a): India’s quest for a permanent seat in the Security Council a possibility or just a pipedream? Elaborate with reasons.
(150 words)(10 marks)

(b):“Afghanistan is a litmus test for India’s ascendance as a regional and global power.” Discuss.(150 words)(10 marks)

(c):“EU – India relations have a long way to go before they can purposely be termed strategic.” Discuss.(150 words)(10 marks)

(d):Do you agree with the view that the USA is of late willing to treat India as a partner rather than merely a camp-follower? Give reasons for your answer.(150 words)(10 marks)

(e):Discuss the grounds for India’s opposition to NPT.
(150 words)(10 marks)

Q6. Give the answer of the following questions

(a):Evaluate the recent changes in Indo – Japan relations.
(20 marks)

(b):“Federal units are critical in the making of India’s foreign policy.” Examine this statement with reference to the role of West Bengal vis-√†-vis Bangladesh. (15 marks)

(c):“India’s policy of non-alignment has been guided by the genius of the Indian people and their interests.” Explain.(15 marks)

Q7. Give the answer of the following questions

(a):Analyse the drivers of Indo – Russian relations in the post-Cold-War era. (20 marks)

(b):Examine the implications of turmoil in Iraq and West Asia for India’s security and foreign policy concerns. (15 marks)

(c): India’s participation in United Nations peace-keeping operations over the years. (15 marks)

Q8. Give the answer of the following questions





(a):The Ministry of External Affairs is losing its importance in the making of India’s foreign policy with the parallel rise of the P.M.O. Explain.(20 marks)

(b)“Some of the major changes that occurred in India’s foreign policy after the Sino – India war in 1962 were within the larger framework of continuity.” Discuss. (15 marks)

(c): In the history of foreign policy, seldom have relations between any two nations blossomed as fast as they have in the case of India and Israel. Discuss. (15 marks)                                                                                                                         



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