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UGC-NET-Syllabus Subject: International and Area Studies Note: There will be two question papers, Paper-II and paper-III(Part

A & Part B) paper II will be cover 50 objective type question(Multiple type, matching type ,true/false, Assertion Reasoning type) carrying 100 marks Paper-III will have two parts Part-A and Part-B Paper-III will have 10 short essay type question (300 words) carrying 16 marks ach. In it there will be one question with internal choice from each unit (i.e 10 question form 10 units Total marks will be 160) Paper-IIIB will be compulsory and there will be one question form each of the elective. The candidate will attempt only one question (One elective only in 800 words) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of paper-III will be 200 Paper-II and Paper-III A [core Group] Unit-I Nature of international Politics Theories and approaches to the study of international Politics (including the area studies approach) Nationalism , Nation-State and challenges to Nation -States Unit-II Contemporary World Order: End of cold war, United States as are-Eminent power and Multiplicity (European Union, China and Japan) Globalization and Its implications Environmental and Ecological Problems human Rights Unit-III International Economic issues: Trade regime (WTO) and economic groupings role of international Financial Institutional role of Multi national Corporations

Unit-IV Trans-national threats am security : International Terrorism Drug trafficking, Proliferation of small arms Weapons of mass destruction-Nuclear, biological chemical and weather weapons and arms control and disarmament Unit-V India Foreign Policy Basic Objectives and Principles India and its neighbor India and Major Powers Major issues of Indian Foreign Policy Unit-VI United National Collective security, peace keeping and peace making Role of international law UN Agencies and other international Organizations Restructuring of the United Nations Unit-VII South Asia in World Affairs South East Asia in World Affairs Unit-VIII Russia and the CIS( Commonwealth of Independent States)in world affairs Unit-IX West Asia in World affairs Africa in World Affairs

Unit-X America and Europe in World Affairs Latin America in world affairs Paper-III (B) [Elective/Optional] Elective-I theories of international politics: Realist, Idealist, Systems and Decision making Role of Power in international Politics: Balance of Power, bipolarity, Unipolarity and Multiplicity The Concept of Nation, National interest ad national Security Collective security, the role of the United Nations Post Cold war and the emerging world order Politics of Liberalization Globalization and World Trade organization Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence an World peace Elective-II Concept , components and model of national and international security Challenges and threats to India s security since independence-external and internal dimensions defense mechanism of nations state: India, US and Peoples republic China Indias Security policies and Nuclear doctrine Problems of Armament and Disarmament-Economic, political and Scientific dimensions Concept and theories of conflict and conflict resolutions including confidence building Measure (CBMs) Evolution of strategies Thoughts-Kautilya, Clauseqitz, A.T.Mahan, MAckinder and Douhet New model of welfare-Low intensity conflict Electronics and Cyber warfare Elective-III

Introduction Historical Background-Empires Geo-Political set-up Interaction with the west national Awakening Disintegration of Ottoman empire palatine problems Inter war developments Ideologies pan-Arbism Pan-Islamism Pan-Turanism Etalism Zionism Nasserism Secularism West Asia and the World Major powers interest in west Asia Cold war Oil Dynamics West Asia and India General Themes: Regional Organizational Intra Arab Relations/rivalries

Post-Cold war scenario-Continuity and change Social Transformation Economy Islamic resurgence State Systems Elective-IV Basic Features of the region: Land and People-geo-political ad Socio-economic settings Colonialism And nationalism: Pattern , major features and Impact of western colonalism-inependet movement- Maintenance of Independence by Thailand thought its history Development in Post Independence Period: Problems of communalism and nation0Building_Communist Challenge role of Military-Challenge to democracy-secessionist Movements Economic Transformation -Intra Regional conflicts and Cooperation Foreign Policies of South East Asia Countries: Determents, Objective an Goals, Role of external Powers-USA Russia, China, India Elective-V geo-cultural Aspects: land, People, Ecology. Environment, Languages and culture Historical Aspects: Ancient African Empires Indigenous Political System Japan and

Atlantic Slave trade -its impact and implication Colonialism in Africa: European partition of Africa Asian (Indian) migration into Africa Patterns of colonial rule in Africa Legacy of Colonialism Growth of nationalism and Liberation movements in Africa Political Aspects: Political independence and constitutional changes in Africa Growth of political parties and party system the role of military Democratization process in Africa Rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa concepts of Pan-Arficanism and African socialism Economic Aspects: Nature of African economy Underdevelopment and Dependency patterns in Africa Ne-colonial penetration and problems of economic independence Development strategies in post independence period Structural adjustment programme in Africa-an evolution Problems of poverty in Africa Africas debt crisis Globalization and its impact on Africa

Regional economic cooperation and development ( ECOWAS,SADC,COMESA, EAC and AEC) Social Aspects: Problems of nation building in Africa Role of education State of human rights in Africa State Role of civil society and Women Problems of AIDS in Africa Ethnic conflict in Africa Social change and structural transformation Africa and the World: Africa and the emerging International System Africa and European dominance Africa db the cold war Post cold war scenario in Africa Africa and the new world order Africa and the United Nation Africa Interregional Cooperation Role of Organixsationla of African Unity (OAU) Africa and non-aligned Movements (NAM) The role and relevance of African Union (AU) 2001 Africa and the Arab world India-African Relationship Elective-VI

Societ Period form Lenin to Stalin: Civil war in Russia and its impact on polity and economy War, Communism and new economic policy Nationality Policy after the revolution and the formation of the USSR Industrialization debate and Economic development under the Five year plans Societ Foreign policy Constitutional Theories and Societ federalism Soviet Union Under Khrushchev and Brezhnev: Twentieth congress of the CPSU and Desalinization New approaches to third world and non aligned movement Brezhnev and Kosygin Leadership in world affairs Constitutions of 1977 Mikhail grace Period: Gorbachevs New political thinking-Political and economic reforms Foreign policy under Grouched and end of the cold war Break-up of the USSR Post Societ Russia and CIS: Russia under Boris Yeltsin-Political and economic dimensions Systematic transformation of Russia and the CIS New orientation in Russias foreign policy Russia and the CIS Indo-Russian Relation Development in Central Asia and the Transcaucasia

Elective-VIII Land and People: Geo-political setting Multi-culture social structure -diversities of race, language and religion Resource endowment-natural and human resources Colonialism and Nationalism: pattern of colonialism Major features of Colonialism Nature of colonial impact on South Asian societies Nationalism and nationalism movements Communal and Separates Movements-Genesis of Pakistan and Bangladesh Society and culture of South Asia: Population-general attributes and migration pattern Major Social institutional and Groups Dynamics of social change Political System of South Asian States: Organization of Government Order an Underlying Principles Pst-indepednece Era-Constitutional developments and movements for political and parties and pressure groups democracy-Election , Regionalism

Problems of nation building and issues of national, integration-Communalism, Linguism, Ethnic cleavage, ideology and Strategies of leadership Economic Profile ad Development Strategies: tradition economic-nature and bases Pattern of economic development and growth strategies

Trade , aid and investment Problems of economic development Foreign Policies of South Asia States: Determinants and objectives Role of external powers Intra regional cooperation an conflict -Indias relation with its neighbors Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Historical antecedents-Political and economic imperatives Genesis and growth of South Asian Association of regional Cooperation (SAARC) challenges and prospects of regional cooperation in south Asia Elective-VIII Making of the constitution- Development of the Republic and making of the nation Constitutional Amendments- Structural changes, political and social movements Presidency, congress and judiciary in recent times US role in UN and other international organizations United States Economic and Global role in post cold war era Problems of minorities , Afro-American and Asian Americans Diasporas experience Contemporary American Society and polity Elective-IX Development of Constitutional process in Latin Amrica-Tranformation form Authoritarianism of democracy US-Latin America relations and its implication in inter America Affrays Cultural , economic and trade relation between Europe and Latin America Problems of Human Rights in Latin America

The role of multilateral agencies in containing international and narcotic terrorism, Legal mechanism to preserve peace and security in the region Role of Latin America and the Caribbean in global and regional organizational Trade and economic grouping in Latin America India and Latin America -growing partnership