CSS International Relations Syllabus [200 Marks]

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CSS International Relations Syllabus [200 Marks]


Paper—1 (Marks-100)

I. Introduction
§ The Definition and Scope of International Relations.
§ The Nation-State System
§ Evolution of International Society

II. Theories and Approaches
§ The Classical Approaches-Realism and idealism
§ The Scientific Revolution-Behavioral Approach, System Approach,
§ Neo-realism, Neo-liberalism.
§ Post-modernism, Critical Theory, Feminism, Constructivism

III. International Political Security.
§ Conceptualization of security in the twenty-first century
§ Power. Elements of National Power
§ Balance of Power
§ Foreign Policy: Determinants, Decision making and analysis
§ Sovereignty
§ National Interest

IV. Strategic Approach to International Relation.
§ War: Causation of War, Total War, Limited War, Asymmetric Warfare, civil war, Guerilla war
§ Strategic Culture: Determinants of Pakistani Strategic Culture.
§ Deterrence: Theory and practice with special reference to Nuclear India and Pakistan

V. International Political Economy.
§ Theories in IPE: Mercantilism, Economic Liberalism, and neo- Marxism
§ Theories of Imperialism, Dependence and Interdependence

VI. International political community.
§ Nationalism
§ Internationalism
§ Globalization

VII. Approaches to Peace
§ Diplomacy
§ International Law
§ Arms Control /Disarmament and Nuclear Non proliferation Regime

VIII. International Political Institution
§ United Nations
§ International Monetary Fund (IMF)
§ World Bank
§ International Court of Justice

Paper- II Marks-100

I. International Relation between two Wars
§ Russian Revolution, Fascism, League of Nations, Second World War

II. Cold War
§ Decolonization in Asia and Africa.
§ Rise of United States and Soviet Union,
§ Era of Tight Bipolarity, Détente and Loose Bipolarity, Revival of Cold W ar

III. Post Cold War
§ End of History, Clash of Civilization, Terrorism, Globalization, unipolarity New world Order

IV. International and Regional Organizations
§ League of Nation, United Nations, Regional Organizations, EU, ASEAN, NAFTA, SAARC, SCO, OIC, ECO, WTO.
§ Reforms in the United Nations, World Bank and the IMF

V. Foreign Policy of Selected Countries
§ USA, Russia, China, UK, India, Pakistan and EU

VI. South Asia
§ Peace-making and Peace-Building in South Asia: Analytical overview of peace processes between/among the states of South Asia especially between India and Pakistan.
§ India and Pakistan: Overview of agreements and accords, Indus Water Treaty; Composite Dialogue; Sir Creek & Siachen border, Visa and People to people contact; Trade; and Role of civil society
§ Afghanistan: Cold war theatre; Soviet Invasion Mujahedeen; Geneva Accord; Post Cold War situation—Rise of Taliban, AL-Qeada & 9/11; Operation Enduring Freedom; The Bonn Process- Withdrawal

VII. Weapons of Mass Destruction
§ Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
§ Nuclear Weapon States- Programs and Postures: Indian-Pakistan Nuclear Doctrines
§ Nuclear Non –Proliferation Regime: International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Non- proliferation Treaty; Nuclear Supplier Group; Partial Test Ban Treaty; Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
§ Challenges of Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Civil Deal Regime
§ The Missile Defence Systems and their impact on global strategic environment
§ Militarization and Weaponization of Space.

VIII. Contemporary Issues
§ Indian Ocean and PACIFIC Ocean; Great Powers Moves and hegemony
§ Kashmir Issue
§ Palestine Issue