Political Science

I. Western Political Thought:

Plato

Aristotle

Machiavelli

Montesquieu

Hobbes

Locke

Rousseau

Kant

Mill

Bentham

Hegel

Marx

Lenin

Mao

Gramsci

Karl Popper

Pierre Bourdieu

John Rawls

Frances

Fukuyama

Foucault

Derrida

Kierkegaard,

Jean Paul Sartre,

Rene Descartes.

II. Muslim Political Thought:

Al-Farabi,

Al-Mawardi,

Ibn Rushd,

Imam Ghazali,

Ibn Taymiyyah,

Nizam-ul-Mulk Tusi,

Ibn Khaldun,

Shah Waliullah,

Allama Muhammad Iqbal,

Jamaluddin Afghni,

Rashid Rida.

III. State System:


The nature and emergence of modern nation-state system


Islamic concept of state and Ummah.

IV. Political Concept (Western and Islamic):

Sovereignty,

Justice,

Law,

Liberty,

Freedom,

Equality,

Rights and Duties,

Human Rights,

Political Authority and Power.

V. Comparative Politics:

Political Socialization,

Political Culture,

Political Development,

Political Recruitment,

Social Change,

Civil Society,

Violence and Terrorism in Politics,

Gender and Politics,

Women Empowerment.

VI. Political Participation:


Political Change and Revolution,

Elections,

Electoral System,

Public Opinion,

Propaganda,

Political Parties,

Pressure Groups

and

Lobbies.


VII. Political Institutions and Role of Government:

Legislature,

Executive,

Judiciary,

Political Elites,

Civil and Military Bureaucracy


VIII. Forms of Government:

Monarchy,

Democratic,


Dictatorship,


Totalitarian/Authoritarian,

Unitary,

Federal,


Confederation,

Presidential

and

Parliamentary.

IX. Political Ideologies:

Capitalism,

Marxism,

Communism,

Socialism,

Totalitarism,

Fascims,

Nationalism,

Islamic Political Ideology.

X. Local Self Government:

Theory and practice of Local Self-Government with special reference to Pakistan,

Comparative analyses of systems of local governance,

Public Administration and Public Policy.

I. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:


Political System of U.S.A,

U.K,

France

and

Germany

II. Global and Regional Integration

Globalization and Politics,

Global Civil Society,

Regional politico-economic integration and organizational structure of the European Union,

SAARC,

ECO,

International Financial Regimes

IMF and WTO.

III. Comparative and Analytical Study of the Political Systems:


Political system of Turkey,

Iran,

Malaysia,

India

and

China.

IV. Political Movements in India (Colonial Period):

Rise of Muslim Nationalism in South Asia and Pakistan Movement (with special reference to

The role of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan,

Allama Muhammad Iqbal

and

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah

V. Government and Politics in Pakistan:

Constitution making from 1947 -1956,

A comparative and critical analysis of 1956, 1962, 1973 Constitutions of Pakistan,

Constitutional Amendments up-to-date,

Federal Structure in Pakistan,

and

Central-Provincial relations after 18th amendment,

Political Culture of Pakistan,

Political Developments

and

The Role of Civil and Military Bureaucracy,

Judiciary,

Feudalism,

Dynastic Politics,

Political Parties

and

Interest Groups,

Elections and Voting Behavior,

Religion and Politics, Ethnicity and National Integration.

VI. International Relations:

History of International Relations:

Post World War-II (WW-II) Period.

Foreign Policy of Pakistan:

National Interests and Major Determinants i-e
1). Size/Geography

2). Economic Development

3). Security

4). Advancement in Technology

5). National Capacity

6). Political Parties/Leadership

7). Ideology

8). National Interest

9). Role of Press/Bureaucracy

10). Social Structure

11). Public Opinion

12). Diplomacy.

13). Foreign Policy-making Process in Pakistan

Also External Factors like International Power Structure,

International Organizations,

World Public Opinion

and

Reaction of other States.

SUGGESTED READINGS

S. No. Title Author
1. Pakistan’s Foreign Policy, 1947-2005 Abdul Sattar,
2. Democracy and Authoritarianism in South
Asia
Ayesha Jalal
3. Military, Civil Society and Democratization in
Pakistan
Akbar Zaidi
4. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in
Islam
Allama Iqbal
5. A history of Pakistan and its origins Christophe Jaffrelot,
6. Greek Political Thought: Plato & Aristotle Eearnest Barker,
7. Political Thought From Plato to Present Ebenstein
8. Political Thought in Medieval Islam Erwin I.J. Rosenthal
9. Constitutional Developments in Pakistan G.W.Choudhury,
10. Comparative Politics Today: A Theoretical
Framework
Gabriel A. Almond,
G.Bingham Powell,
11. Contemporary Political Analysis Garles Worth James,
12. A History of Political Theory George Holland
Sabine
13. Studies in Muslim Political Thought and
Administration
H K Sherwani,
14. Modern Islamic Political Thought Hamid Enayat,
15. Constitutional and Political History of
Pakistan
Hamid Khan,
16. Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for
Power and Peace
Hans J. Morgenthau,
17. Military and Politics in Pakistan Hasan Askari
Rizvi,
18. Pakistan Foreign Policy: An Overview
1947-2004 (PILDAT)
Hasan Askari
Rizvi
19. Pakistan and Geo strategic Environment : A
Study of Foreign Policy
Hasan Askari
Rizvi
20. International Politics: A Framework for
Analysis
Holsti, K.J.
21. Pakistan: A Modern History Lan Talbot,
22. 21st Century Political Science: A Reference
Handbook
John T.Ishiyama,
Marijke Breuning,
23. Political Thought from Plato to Present Judd Herman,
24. The Political System of Pakistan, K.B.Sayeed,
25. Pakistan: A Political Study Keith Callard,
26. Pakistan: An Enigma of Political Development Lawrance Ziring,
27. Pakistan in the Twentieth Century Lawrance Ziring,
28. Pakistan: At the Crosscurrent of History Lawrance Ziring,
29. History of Muslim Philosophy M M.Sharif,
30. History of Local Government in Pakistan Masudul Hasan
31. Nationalism: The Nation-State and
Nationalism
Monserrat Guibernau,
32. Politics and the State in Pakistan Muhammad Waseem,
33. Government and Politics in Pakistan Mushtaq Ahmad
34. Making of Pakistan Noor ul Haq
35. Pattern of Government Samuel H. Beer &
Adam B. Ullam
36. Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the
Present
Paul Kelly (Ed)
37. Introduction to Political Science, Islamabad,
National Book Foundation,
Rodee Anderson
etc.
38. Pakistan’s Foreign Policy : An Historical Analysis S.M. Burke
39. State & Society in Pakistan Shahid Javed Burki
40. Islami Riyasat Syed Abul Aala
Maudoodi
41. Khilafat O Malookeyat Syed Abul Aala
Maudoodi
42. Ethno National Movements of Pakistan Tahir Amin
43. Politics, Parties and Pressure Groups V.O. Key Jr.
44. Democratization in Pakistan Waseem, M.
45. Contemporary Political Philosophy: An
Introduction
Will Kymlicka
46. History of Political Theories (Three Volumes) Willaim A. Dunning,
47. International Relations: Politics and
Economy in the 21st Century
William Nester