GS Mains Foundation 2018: Complete GS Mains Paper 1, 2, 3, 4 & Essay + GS Mains Test Series (20 Tests) + Ethics Test Series (5 Tests) + Essay Writing (10 Tests). Batch Starts from 6th October in Classroom & Live Online mode. Click Here for More Details & Online Admission.
This course has been specially designed for those who are
Good in subject but underscored or partially successful to convert their knowledge into good scores.
Remain partially successful to fill the gap of their knowledge specifically in applied part.
Studied in traditional manner and not updated new theories and concepts
Face issue of ‘analyzing question ‘ and ‘answer writing format.
THE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
The teaching methodology is dedicated to make candidates well equipped to write correct and marks fetching answers in limited time and resources. In order to do so focus will be more on -
Analyzing basic philosophies, theories and notions.
Continuity and change in theoretical and philosophical traditions.
Knowledge of 'commentaries of contemporary thinkers and commentators' (key to score high in Paper-1 Section-1).
Updated and comprehensive understanding of Indian foreign policy and world politics
We will provide comprehensive study material. The nature of study material will be twofold, one which will work as supplementary material to class lectures and second basic material of the subject.
There will be answer writing discussion sessions but no classroom tests as we are providing a separate test series program for that.
As GS score successfully maintained its academic credentials because of highly qualified faculties of leading International repute institutions such as JNU, IIM, IITs and discipline. Dr Piyush Kumar Choubey is going to teach this subject who did his masters, Phd from JNU and taught in Delhi University and widely published article and papers in many Journals and leading magazines and Newspaper.
Political Theory and Thought
Dharamshastra, and Buddhist traditions, M.N. Roy
Marx, Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt
Gandhism and Feminism
Alienation; Marxist perception of Alienation, Mass society and Alienation
Gramsci and Hegemony; Idea of Organic Intellectual
Political economy and political sociology perspectives
Post-colonial and feminist state
Marxist, ‘Neo Marxist State’ and ‘Post Marxist and Social Pluralism’
Concept of power, Hanna Arendt and Michel Foucault
Authority and legitimacy dynamics, Joseph Raz on Political authority
Contemporary theories of legitimacy with special reference to ‘Habermass legitimation crisis’ and David Beetham’s views on Political legitimacy
Concepts of Communitarianism, ‘Conception of self; Encumbered Vs Unencumbered’, ‘Universalism Vs Particularism’, ‘Priority of Right over the Good’ Vs ‘Priority of Good over the Right’, ‘State Neutrality Vs Non-Neutrality of State’
Rawls theory of justice, Justice as entitlement –Robert Nozick, Communitarian perspective on Justice- Michael Walzer, Susan moller Okin conception of justice
Idea of Global Justice with special reference to Thomas Pogge
Debates on equality with special reference to contemporary thinks (Scheffler, Derek parfit and others), Debates on liberty with special reference to Quentin skinner
Contemporary theories of rights with special reference to Dworkin, Robert Nozik and HLA hart
Multiculturalism and Cultural rights with special reference to will Kymlicka and Robert E Goodin, Group rights and Joseph Raz and critical evaluation of Amy Gutmann
Impact of Globalization on Democracies and Democratic theories, Cosmopolitan Democratic Governance
Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.
Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics, patterns of coalition politics
Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes
Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements.
The four great debates in International relations
The Globalization of Human Rights, “Globalization, Human rights and State”, “Globalization, transnational Corporations and Human Rights”
Realist, Subaltern realism and Peripheral realism, Functionalist and Systems theory.
Feminism in International relations, Feminist criticism of rationality, feminist understanding of ‘Power and State’
Marxism and post-positivism; Critical theories
Security and Economic Regimes in International Relations
Third World Security studies
World capitalist economy and Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies
Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation.
India and World
Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change.
UN reforms. India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.
India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.
Impediments to regional co-operation: river water disputes; illegal cross-border migration; ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; border disputes.
Recent developments in Indian Foreign policy: India’s position on the recent crises in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia
Procedure for Online Class
Students will be given user ID & password to access the lectures on our website.
Account for online classes will be activated within two days of enrollment.
Video will be actual recording of our classroom program.
One lecture will be accessible three times.
Once you start any session, it will be active in your system for 24 hrs and will be counted as one session (even if you have logout or your system has been closed). During this you can pause, rewind or forward the session. Similarly you can access it three times i.e. 24hrs X 3 sessions. If you will login from another system session count will increase.
Study material will be sent by courier.
Lectures will be active in your account till your mains exam.