Political science is one of the most scoring subjects of class 11. It is one of the most important subjects in 11th standard. Below is the detailed syllabus of Political Science mentioned.
Part A: Indian Constitution at Work
- Constitutional amendments
- Directive principles of state policy
- Fundamental rights and duties
- The making of the constitution
- Why and how
2. Election and Representation
- Electoral reforms
- Election system in India
- Elections and democracy
- Parliamentary speaker
- Deputy speaker
- Parliamentary officials
- Parliamentary committees
- Functions and power of the parliament
- Unicameral / bicameral legislature
- Why do we need a parliament?
- Permanent executive: bureaucracy
- Prime ministers and council of ministers
- Parliamentary executive in India
- Different types of executives
- What is an executive?
- Judicial overreach
- Judicial activism
- Judicial review
- Structure of the judiciary
- Why do we need an independent judiciary?
- Competitive federalism
- Cooperative federalism
- Quasi federalism
- Evolution and growth of the Indian Federalism
- What is federalism?
7. Local Governments
- Working and challenges of local governments
- 73 and 74 amendments
- Growth of local government in India
- Why do we need local governments?
Part B: Political Theory
8. Political Theory: An Introduction
- Importance of Political Theory
- Politics V/S political theory
- What is politics?
- Negative and positive liberty
- Liberty vs freedom
- How can we promote equality?
- Various dimensions of equality
- Significance of equality
- What is equality?
- Distributive justice
- Different dimensions of justice
- What is justice?
- Human rights
- Kinds of rights
- Legal rights and the state
- Where do rights come from?
- What are rights?
- Global citizenship
- Citizen and nation
- Citizen and citizenship
- What is citizenship?
- Pluralism and multiculturalism
- Variants of nationalism
- Nations and nationalism
- Salient features of Indian Secularism
- The Western and the Indian perspectives to Secularism
- What is a secular state?
- What is secularism?