MPS-003

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July 2017 and January 2018

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each section. Each question carries 20 marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Discuss how democracy and development are related to each other.
  2. Critically examine the following in about 250 words each:
    1. a) The Directive Principles of State Policy
    2. b) Meaning of poverty line
  3. Critically analyse the functioning of parliamentary democracy in India.
  4. Discuss the main challenges of ethnicity for the nation-state of India.
  5. Analyse the contribution of political parties to the success of India’s democracy.

SECTION - II

  1. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:
    a) Gender and justice
    b) Regionalism in Indian politics
  2. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:
    a) Inter-state cooperation
    b) Internal migration in India
  3. Analyse the role of NGOs in Indian democracy.
  4. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:
    a) Language and politics in India
    b) Role of media in Indian democracy
  5. Discuss the impact of the new economic policy on the Indian working class.

July 2016 and January 2017

SECTION-I

  1. Explain how social inequality affects politics and development policies in India.
  2. Critically examine the following in about 250 words each:
    a) The idea of planning
    b) The Rajya Sabha
  3. Analyse the role of police in Indian democracy.
  4. Discuss the significance of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment in Indian democracy.
  5. Write an essay on the Tebhaga Movement.

SECTION-II

  1. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:
    a) Working of the federal system in India
    b) Caste in Indian democracy
  2. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:
    a) Sustainable Development
    b) Panchayati Raj System in India
  3. Analyse the nature of state response to the challenge of ethnicity in India.
  4. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:
    a) Substantive democracy
    b) Religious politics in India
  5. Write a note on the Farmers’ movements in contemporary India.

July 2015 and January 2016

SECTION-I

  1. Explain the evolution of political democracy and economic development in India during 1947-67.
  2. Critically examine the following in about 250 words each:
    a) The idea of planning
    b) The Karachi resolution
  3. How does social inequality affect politics and developmental policies in India? Explain.
  4. Discuss the working of federal system in India.
  5. Write an essay on the ethnic politics in north-east India.

SECTION-II

  1. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:
    a) Media and public opinion
    b) Significance of elections in Indian democracy
  2. Comment on the following in about 250 words each.
    a) Language and politics in India
    b) The basis of regionalism in India
  3. Enumerate the similarities and differences between substantive and procedural types of democracy.
  4. Comment on the following in about 250 words each:
    a) Development and gender
    b) Role of civil society in Indian democracy
  5. Discuss the features of farmers’ movements in contemporary India.

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