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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (Political Theory) (November)-2012

Course: 101
(Political Theory)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Write/Select the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. “The science of politics begins with Aristotle” was said by Jean Bodin/Thomas Aquinas/Frederick Pollock.
  2. Who first used the historical method to study Political Science?
  3. What is the meaning of ‘Sarvodaya’?
  4. “No State no Sovereignty, no Sovereignty no State” was said by Laski/ Burgess/Gilchrist.
  5. The term ‘Federation’ is derived from Latin/Greek/Roman word ‘Foedus’.
  6. Rights are conditions of Liberty. (Yes/No)
  7. Who wrote the book, The Prince?
  8. Who is considered as the father of ‘Modern Sovereignty’?
2. Answer the following questions (within 150 words): 4x4=16
  1. Write four basic characteristics of Democracy.
  2. Point out four differences between Federation and Confederation.
  3. Distinguish between Power and Authority.
  4. Write four sources of Power.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words):
3. Discuss the subject matter of Political Science as a discipline. 12
State and criticize the institutional approach to the study of Political Science.
4. What is Justice? Discuss various kinds of Justice. 3+8=11
What is Liberty? Discuss various conditions for the safeguard of liberty. 3+8=11
5. Define State. Mention the differences between Government and State. 3+8=11
Discuss critically John Austin’s theory of Sovereignty. 11
6. What are the characteristics of a Federal Government? Discuss four merits of Federal Government.    7+4=11
Discuss the conditions for the success of Democracy. 11
7. Discuss the basic principles of Gandhism. 11
What is Socialism? Discuss the arguments for and against socialism. 3+8=11


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