CLASS–XII (2017-18)

(THEORY)

One Theory Paper                                                                                                      Marks: 100

Political Science                                                                                                       Time: 3 hrs.

Units   Periods Marks
Part A: Contemporary World Politics    
1 Cold War Era 14 14
2 The End of bipolarity 13
3 US Hegemony in World Politics 13 16
4 Alternative centres of Power 11
5 Contemporary South Asia 13
6 International Organizations 13 10
7 Security in Contemporary World 11
8 Environment and Natural Resources 11 10
9 Globalisation 11
  Total 110 50
Part B: Politics in India since Independence    
10 Challenges of Nation-Building 13 16
11 Era of One-party Dominance 12
12 Politics of Planned Development 11
13 India's External relations 13 6
14 Challenges to the Congress System 13 12
15 Crisis of the Democratic Order 13
16 Rise of Popular Movements 11 16
17 Regional aspirations 11
18 Recent Developments in Indian Politics 13
  Total 110 50

COURSE CONTENTS

 

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

COURSE CONTENTS
1 Cold War Era
Emergence  of  two  power  blocs  after  the  second world war.  Arenas of  the  cold  war. Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic order.
India and the cold war.
14
Periods
2 The End of Bipolarity
New   entities   in   world  politics:   Russia,   Balkan   states   and  Central  Asian   states, Introduction  of  democratic  politics  and capitalism  in  post-communist  regimes.  India's relations with Russia and other post-communist countries.
13
Periods
3 US Hegemony in World Politics
Growth  of  unilateralism: Afghanistan, first  Gulf War,  response  to 9/11  and attack on Iraq.
Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology. India's renegotiation of its relationship
with the USA.
13
Periods
4 Alternative Centres of Power
Rise of China as an economic power in post-Maoera, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India's changing relations with China.
11
Periods
5 Contemporary South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era
Democratisation in Pakistan and Nepal. Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Impact of economic globalization  on  the  region.  Conflicts  and  efforts  for  peace  in  South  Asia.  India's relations with its neighbours.
13
Periods
6 International Organizations
Restructuring and the future of the UN. India's position in the restructured UN. Rise of new   international   actors:   new   international   economic   organisations,   NGOs.   How democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?
13
Periods
7 Security in Contemporary World
Traditional concerns of security and politics of disarmament. Non-traditional or human security: global poverty, health and education. Issues of human rights and migration.
11
Periods
8 Environment and Natural Resources
Environment  movement  and  evolution  of  global  environmental  norms.  Conflicts  over traditional and common property resources. Rights of indigenous people. India's stand in global environmental debates.
11
Periods
9 Globalisation
Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences of  globalisation. Anti-globalisation  movements.  India  as an  arena  of  globalization  and struggle against it.
11
Periods

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

 
10 Challenges of Nation- Building
Nehru's approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: challenge of 'refugee' resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Organisation and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over language.
13
Periods
11 Era of One-Party Dominance
First  three  general  elections,  nature  of  Congress  dominance  at  the  national  level, uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition parties.
12
Peroids
12 Politics of Planned Development
Five  year  plans,  expansion  of  state  sector  and  the  rise  of  new  economic  interests. Famine and suspension of five year plans. Green revolution and its political fallouts.
11
Periods
13 India's External Relations
Nehru's foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India's nuclear programme. Shifting alliance in world politics.
13
Periods
14 Challenges to the Congress System
Political succession after Nehru. Non-Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress' victory in 1971 elections, politics of 'garibi hatao'.
13
Periods
15 Crisis of the Democratic Order
Search for 'committed' bureaucracy and judiciary. Navnirman movement in Gujarat and the  Bihar  movement.  Emergency:  context,  constitutional   and  extra-constitutional dimensions, resistance to emergency. 1977 elections and the formation of Janata Party. Rise of civil liberties organisations.
13
Periods
16 Popular Movements in India
Farmers'  movements,  Women's  movement,  Environment  and  Development-affected people's movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.
11
Periods
17 Regional Aspirations
Rise  of  regional  parties.  Punjab  crisis  and  the  anti  Sikh  riots  of  1984.  The  Kashmir situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.
11
Periods
18 Recent Developments in Indian politics
Participatory upsurge in1990s. Rise of the JD and the BJP. Increasing role of regional parties and coalition politics. Coalition governments:
NDA (1998 - 2004)
UPA (2004 - 2014)
NDA (2014 onwards)
13
Periods
POLITICAL SCIENCE      QUESTION PAPER DESIGN 2017-18      Code No. 028   CLASS-XII
Time: 3 Hours           Max. Marks: 100
S.
No
Typology of Questions Learning Outcomes & Testing Skills Very Short Answer
(1
Mark)
Very Short Answer
(2 Marks)
Short Answer (4 Marks) Long Answer I (5 Marks) based on Passages Map Question Picture based inter- pretation (5 Marks) Long Answer II
(6 Marks)
Marks %
weightage
1 Remembering- (Knowledge based Simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories; Identify, define, or recite, information)
  • Reasoning
  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical thinking
1 2 - 2 22 22%
2 Understanding- (Comprehension –to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase  information)   2 2 1 1 21 21%
3 Application (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situations; Use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example, or solve a problem)   1 1 1 1 2 25 25%
4 High Order Thinking Skills (Analysis & Synthesis- Classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information; Organize and/or integrate unique pieces of information from a variety of
sources) (includes Map interpretation)
  1 2 1 1 1 20 20%
5 Evaluation- (Appraise, judge, and/or justify the value or worth of a decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes based on values)   1 1 1 - 1 - 12 12%
Total 1x5=5 2x5=10 4x6=24 5x3=15 5×2=10 6x6=36 100 100%

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