HPSC HCS Mains Optional Paper 2014: Political Science & I.R.
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HPSC HCS Mains Optional Paper 2014: Political Science & I.R.

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HCS Mains Political Science and International Relations Optional Paper 2014

Time : 3 Hours                                                                                                                                 M.M.: 150
Note i) Attempt five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Question number 1 is compulsory. Answer any two questions from part I and two questions from part II. The Parts of the same questions must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions. 
ii) In case of any discrepancy in the English and Hindi versions, the English version will be taken as final.

Q1. Write brief notes on any four of the following:                                               (4x7.5=30) 
a) '.....it is mistake to consider that government must last forever. It is not essential but incidental'. 
b) 'The elements of power are not constant. These are undergoing changes due to natural and technical causes'. 
c) 'The Indian Constitution is first and foremost a social document'. 
d) 'Law is a reason unaffected by desire'. 
e) 'The main objective of the non-alignment movement is to work for the establishment of New Economic International Order'. Comment. 
f) 'Nature and dynamics of contemporary globalization', Elucidate

Part - I

Q2. "Structural-functional approach to political analysis focuses more on statusquoism and less on change", Explain.   (30)

Q3. In what way Casteism and Regionalism have affected the process of political socialization and political development in India, Discuss         (30)

Q4. Examine functions of political parties in a democratic society and discuss their role as an agent of modernization.       (30)

Part - II

Q5. Explain the systems approach in international relations and examine the relevance of Kaplan's system analysis in understanding the dynamics of International Relations.    (30) 

Q6. "India's foreign policy in post cold war era is tilted towards pragmatism and wisdom." Do you agree with the statement? Substantiate your answer with appropriate examples.      (30)

Q7. "Domestic compulsions and historical legacies apart from other factors have affected Indo-Nepal relations since the 1950s". Explain   (30)