The UGC NET 2020 is going to be conducted on the 15th of June and in this article, we will deal with the important topics for Political Science which will help the Political Science aspirants of UGC NET 2020 in their final preparatory stages. But, before we provide the aspirants with all the important Political Science topics for the upcoming UGC NET exam, we will briefly discuss what is UGC NET.
UGC NET is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to determine the eligibility of the applicants for the posts of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in R&D Organisations and Indian Colleges.
Along with the important topics for 2020 UGC NET Political Science, we will share the marking scheme and exam pattern.
UGC NET Political Science Important Topics for 2020
Check out the important topics for UGC NET 2020 Political Science paper from the table provided below. The entire syllabus of Political Science for UGC NET 2020 is divided into 10 Units namely - Political Theory, Political Thought, Indian Political Thought, Comparative Political Analysis, International Relations, India’s Foreign Policy, Political Institutions in India, Political Processes in India, Public Administration and Governance and Public Policy in India. Here are some important topics from these units -
Political Traditions (Postmodernism, Multiculturalism, Ecologism, Feminism, Marxism, Socialism, Conservatism, Liberalism)
Actor and Processes (Revolutions, NGOs and Civil Society Campaigns, New Social Movements, Social Movements, Interest Groups, Political Parties and Party System, Electoral Systems)
Structures of Power (Democratic Elitism, Power Elites, Ruling Class)
Development (Development and Democracy, World Systems Theory, Modernization, Dependency, Underdevelopment)
Democratisation (Consolidation and Democratic Transition)
Constitutions and Constitutionalism (Emergency Powers and Crisis of Constitutionalism, Judicial Independence and Liberal Constitutionalism, Rule of Law, Forms of Constitutions
Political Regimes (Non-Democratic Regimes - Fascism, Totalitarianism, Military Dictatorship, Bureaucratic Authoritarianism, Patrimonialism), (Democratic Regimes - Electoral, Liberal and Majoritarian & Participatory)
State Theory (Globalisation and Nation-States, Welfare State, Post-Colonial State, debate over the nature of the state in capitalist and socialist societies)
Nationalism (European and Non-European)
Colonialism and Decolonization (Anti-Colonial Struggles and Decolonization, Forms of Colonialism)
Approaches (Comparative Methods, Political Economy and New Institutionalism, Political Culture, Institutional)
Contemporary Challenges (Culture and Identity Politics, Role of Religion, Poverty and Development, Migration and Refugees, Human Rights, Climate Changes and Environmental Concerns, International Terrorism)
Regional Organisations (ASEAN, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, African Union, European Union)
Political Economy of IR (BRICS, G-20, WTO, North-South Dialogue, Global Governance and Bretton Woods System, Globalisation)
United Nations (Aims, Objectives, International Criminal Court, International Law, Humanitarian Intervention, Peace and Development Perspectives, Structure and Evaluation of the Working of UN)
Conflict and Peace (Conflict Transformation, Conflict Resolution, Deterrence, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Changing Nature of Warfare)
Concepts (Security - Traditional and Non-Traditional, Sovereignty, Power, State System and Non-State Actors, State)
Approaches to the Study of International Relations (Postmodernism, Feminism, Critical International Theory, Social Constructivism, Neorealism, Neoliberalism, Structural Marxism, Realism, Idealism
India’s Foreign Policy
India’s Negotiation Strategies in International Regimes
India’s Relations with Neighbourhood
India’s Engagement with Multipolar World
India’s Relations with Major Powers
Continuity and Change in India’s Foreign Policy
Perspectives on India’s Foreign Policy
Political Institutions in India
Constitutional and Statutory Bodies
Local Government Institutions
Electoral Process and Electoral Commission of India
Federalism in India
Executive and Legislature in the States
Constitutionalism in India
Philosophy of Constitution
Making of the Indian Constitution
Political Processes in India
Ideology and Social Basis of Political Parties
Gender and Politics in India
Regionalisation of Indian Politics
Civil Society Groups
Process of Globalisation
State, Economy and Development
Management by Objectives - Peter Drucker
Managing Conflict in the Organisation - Mary Parker Follett
Managing the Organisation
Theories and Principles of Organisation
Public Administration and Theories and Concepts
Governance and Public Policy in India
Planning and Development
Institutional Mechanisms for Good Governance
Accountability and Control
The aspirants can click on the link below for detailed information regarding the important topics for Political Science paper of UGC NET 2020.
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