MPS - 003

* Note :- The answers that are not yet published, will be posted soon.


June, 2017

Answer five questions in all, selecting at least two questions from each section. Answer each question in about 500 words. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION I

  1. What rights does Indian Constitution grant to the individual and groups ? Describe.
  2. How do caste inequalities affect Indian political and economic system ? Explain.
  3. Give an overview of the functioning of Parliament in India.
  4. Distinguish between judicial review and public interest litigation with examples of some important
    judgements of the Supreme Court of India.
  5. In what way have the 73 rdand 74th Constitutional Amendments revived and rejuvenated the local self - government in India ? Elaborate.

SECTION II

  1. Discuss the role of language in Indian politics. Do you think it helps in promoting identity politics ?
  2. Distinguish between political parties and interest groups, highlighting their main characteristics.
  3. What are the main causes of internal migration ? What is the impact of internal migration on urban
    India ?
  4. "Human development, if not engendered, is endangered." Discuss this statement in the context of "gender justice" and "women in development".
  5. Write an essay on human development in India.

December, 2016

Answer five questions in all, selecting at least two questions from each section. Answer each question in about 500 words. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION I

  1. Explain the main features of political democracy and economic development in India during 1967 —1990.
  2. How does caste system impact democracy in India ? Explain.
  3. Critically analyse the salient features of federalism in India.
  4. Compare the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments in India.
  5. Discuss the role of pressure groups in Indian politics. How are they different from political parties ?

SECTION II

  1. What do you understand by human development ? Discuss the Basic Minimum Need Approach to
    study it.
  2. Explain how the challenge of ethnicity manifests itself in India.
  3. Analyse the reasons for the growth of regionalism in India.
  4. Discuss the relevance of the new social movements to democracy in India.
  5. Analyse the nature of the relationship between bureaucracy, police and army in India.

June, 2016

Answer five questions in all, selecting at least two questions from each section. Answer each question in about 500 words. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION I

  1. Discuss the significance of Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy as instruments of social change.
  2. How does social inequality affect the development policies of the Indian state ? Discuss.
  3. Explain and evaluate the changing nature of local - self government after implementation of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments.
  4. Write an essay on the role and performance of Parliament in India.
  5. Evaluate the role of Judiciary in safeguarding the rights and interests of the citizens.

SECTION II

  1. How has competitive party system influenced political participation in India ? Examine.
  2. What do you understand by Identity politics ? Explain.
  3. Describe and evaluate the role of media in shaping public policies and public opinion.
  4. Write a note on the relationship between gender and development.
  5. What is Liberalisation ? Analyse its economic and political consequences.

December, 2015

Answer five questions in all, selecting at least two questions from each section. Answer each question in about 500 words. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION I

  1. Explain how democracy and development are related to each other.
  2. Discuss the changing role of bureaucracy in India.
  3. Analyse the role of media in Indian democracy.
  4. Evaluate the impact of liberalisation on democracy in India.
  5. What do you understand by human development ? What are the various approaches to study it ?

SECTION II

  1. Write an essay on religious politics in India.
  2. What is ethnicity ? Discuss the approaches to study it.
  3. Analyse the process of political transformation in India during 1947 — 1967.
  4. Explain the relationship between migration and development.
  5. Discuss the reasons for the growth of regionalism in India.

Get Updates from "Sociology IGNOU"