CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus

CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus

Class 11 Political Science Syllabus

Given below is the syllabus of Political Science

Part A: A Constitution at work

1. Constitution: Why and How, Philosophy of the Constitution, Constitution as a living document

2. Rights and Duties in the Indian Constitution

3. Election and Representation

4. The Executive

5. The legislature

6. The judiciary

7. Federalism

8. Local Governments

Part B: Political Theory

9. Political Theory: An Introduction

10. Freedom 

11. Equality

12. Justice with special reference to Social Justice

13. Right

14. Citizenship

15. Nationalism

16. Secularism

17. Peace

18. Development


Detailed syllabus of CBSE CLASS 11 Political Science

 

Part A: Indian Constitution at work

1. Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution

Constitution: Why and How, The making of the Constitution, the Constituent Assembly, Procedural achievements and Philosophy of the Constitution.

Constitution as a Living Document

Are Constitutions static? The procedure to amend the Constitution. Why have there been so many amendments? Basic Structure and Evolution of the Constitution. Constitution as a Living Document.

2. Rights and Duties in the Indian Constitution

The importance of Rights, Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution,

Directive Principles of State Policy, Relationship between Fundamental Rights and and Directive Principles

3. Election and Representation

Elections and Democracy, Election System in India, Reservation of Constituencies,

Free and Fair Elections, Electoral Reforms.

4. Legislature

Why do we need a Parliament? Two Houses of Parliament. Functions and Power of the

Parliament, Legislative functions, control over Executive. Parliamentary committees. Self-regulation.

5. Executive

What is an Executive? Different Types of Executive. Parliamentary Executive in India, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. Permanent Executive: Bureaucracy.

6. Judiciary

Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? Structure of the Judiciary, Judicial Activism,

Judiciary and Rights, Judiciary and Parliament

7. Federalism

What is Federalism? Federalism in the Indian Constitution, Federalism with a strong Central Government, conflicts in India's federal system, Special Provisions

8. Local Governments

Why do we need Local Governments? Growth of Local Government in India, 73rd and 74th Amendments, implementation of 73rd and 74th Amendments

 

Part B: Political Theory

9. Political Theory: An Introduction

What is Politics? What do we study in Political Theory? Putting Political Theory to practice.

Why should we study Political Theory?

10. Freedom

The Ideal of Freedom. What is Freedom? Why do we need constraints? Harm principle. Negative and Positive Liberty

11. Equality

Significance of Equality. What is Equality? Various dimensions of Equality. How can we promote Equality?

12. Justice with special reference to Social Justice

What is Justice? Just Distribution. Justice as fairness. Pursuing Social Justice.

13. Rights

What are Rights? Where do Rights come from? Legal Rights and the State. Kinds of Rights. Rights and Responsibilities.

14. Citizenship

What is citizenship? Citizen and Nation, Universal Citizenship, Global Citizenship

15. Nationalism

Nations and Nationalism, National Self-determination, Nationalism and Pluralism

16. Secularism

What is Secularism? What is Secular State? The Western and the Indian approaches to Secularism. Criticisms and Rationale of Indian Secularism.

17. Peace

What is Peace? Can violence ever promote peace? Peace and the State. Different Approaches to the pursuit of peace. Contemporary challenges to peace.

18. Development

What is development? Dominant, development Model and alternative conceptions of development.

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