Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (Major) (Political Theory)' November-2015

Course: 501
(Political Theory)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Answer the following as directed: 1x8=8
  1. The American Political Science Association was established in the year 1902/1903/1905.
(Choose the correct option)
  1. Who first used the historical method to the study of Political Science?
  2. Rights are conditions of liberty.
(Write Yes or No.)
  1. Mention one characteristic of Authoritarian Government.
  2. “Power is a certain kind of human relationship.” It was said by Karl Friedrich/Tawney/Frankel.
(Choose the correct option)
  1. Write one feature of pluralist theory of sovereignty.
  2. Mention one condition for the successful working of democracy.
  3. Write the full form of LPG.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Philosophical approach to the study of Political Science.
  2. Liberal democracy.
  3. Decline of State.
  4. Satyagraha.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. Discuss the development of Political Science as a discipline. 12
Critically discuss the bahavioural approach to the study of Political Science. 12
4. State and examine the normative approach to the study of State. 11
Discuss critically the social contract theory of the origin of the State. 11
5. What do you mean by equality? “Without economic equality liberty is meaningless.” Explain. 11
Examine the pluralist view of sovereignty. 11
6. What is totalitarian government? Make distinction between democratic government and totalitarian government.     4+7=11
Explain the difference between Western democracy and Third World democracy. 11
7. Define Welfare State. Discuss the functions of Welfare State.      4+7=11
Write a critical note on Sarvodaya. 11


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