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CSS International Relations Syllabus

CSS International Relations Syllabus

CSS International Relations Paper-I Syllabus
Total Marks: 100
Time Allowed: 3 hours
I. Introduction
  • The Definition and Scope of International Relations.
  • The Nation-State System
  • Evolution of International Society
II. Theories and Approaches
  • The Classical Approaches-Realism and Idealism
  • The Scientific Revolution-Behavioral Approach, System Approach,
  • Neo-realism, Neo-liberalism
  • Post-modernism, Critical Theory, Feminism, Constructivism
III. International Political Security.
  • Conceptualization of security in the Twenty-First century
  • Power. Elements of National Power
  • Balance of Power
  • Foreign Policy: Determinants, Decision Making and Analysis
  • Sovereignty
  • National Interest
IV. Strategic Approach to International Relation.
  • War: Causation of War, Total War, Limited War, Asymmetric Warfare, Civil War, Guerilla Warfare
  • Strategic Culture: Determinants of Pakistani Strategic Culture.
  • Deterrence: Theory and practice with special reference to India and Pakistan
V. International Political Economy.
  • Theories in IPE: Mercantilism, Economic Liberalism, and Neo- Marxism
  • Theories of Imperialism, Dependence and Interdependence discourse
VI. International political community.
  • Nationalism
  • Internationalism
  • Globalization
VII. Approaches to Peace
  • Diplomacy
  • International Law
  • Arms Control /Disarmament and Nuclear Non proliferation Regime
VIII. International Political Institution
  • United Nations
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • World Bank
  • International Court of Justice

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