KPPSC POLITICAL SCIENCE PMS SYLLABUS

33. POLITICAL SCIENCE
Total Marks – 200
Paper I
Marks – 100
Part A

1. Political Theory
a. Western political thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Locke,
Rousseau, Bentham, Mill, Marx, Lenin, Mao
b. Muslim political thought: Al-farabi, Al-Mawardi, Nizam-ul-Mulk Tusi, Al-Ghazali, Ibn-e-
Khaldun, Iqbal
Part B
2. The nature and emergence of modern state system, Islamic concept of state
3. political concepts: Sovereignty, law, liberty, equality, rights and duties
4. Political dynamics: Public opinion, propaganda, political parties, pressure groups
5. Political Institutions: Legislature, executive, judiciary, political elites, civil and military bureaucracy
6. Forms of government: Monarchy, democracy, dictatorship, unitary and federal, Presidential and
Parliamentary
7. Totalitarianism: Fascism, communism
8. Local self-government: Theory and practice with special reference to Pakistan
Paper II
Marks – 100

Part A
1. Selected political systems: Nature and dynamics of major political institutions in USA, UK, France
and former Soviet Union
Part B
2. Political systems of developing countries: Turkey, Iran, India and China
3. Rise of Muslim nationalism in South Asia with special reference to the role of Sir Syed Ahmad
Khan, Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah
4. A comparative and critical analysis of the 1956, 1962, 1973 and 1985 Constitutions of Pakistan

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