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Political Science Class 11 ISC (Arts) CISCE Topics and Syllabus

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CISCE Syllabus For Class 11 Political Science: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 11. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CISCE Class 11 Political Science syllabus for the academic year 2021-2022 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 11 Political Science Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CISCE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus pdf 2021-2022. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 11 Political Science in addition to this.

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CISCE Class 11 Political Science Revised Syllabus

CISCE Class 11 Political Science and their Unit wise marks distribution

CISCE Class 11 Political Science Course Structure 2021-2022 With Marking Scheme

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Syllabus

100 Introduction to Political Science

Meaning of Political Science; Scope of contemporary Political Science: Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Administration and Political Economy. Nature of Political Science.

  • Meaning of Political Science; Scope of contemporary Political Science with reference to Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Administration and Political Economy. Nature of Political Science - Is Political Science a Science?

Fundamental Concepts

State and its elements; Difference between State and Society, State and Association, State and Government, State and Nation; Nationality

  • Definition of State and elements of the State: (a) Population (b) Territory (c) Government (d) Sovereignty. Definition of Society; Association; Nation and nationality. Differences between – State and Society; State and Association; State and Government; State and Nation
200 The Origin of the State

Divine Origin Theory; the Social Contract Theory (Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau); the Evolutionary Theory.

Various theories of the origin of State

  • Divine Theory: brief history of this theory, divine rights of the kings - examples from modern monarchical states like England and Bhutan. Critical evaluation of the theory.
  • The Social Contract theory: Views of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau; Critical evaluation of the theory.
  • Evolutionary Theory: factors for the growth of this theory such as kinship, religion, economic factors, wars and conflicts and the need for political power
300 Political Ideologies
  • Liberalism 

    Meaning, features with reference to the purpose of the State

  • Socialism 

    Meaning, features with reference to the purpose of the State

  • Communism 

    Meaning, features with reference to the purpose of the State

  • Fascism 

    Meaning, features with reference to the purpose of the State

Liberalism, Socialism; Communism and Fascism.

  • Liberalism, Socialism; Communism and Fascism: Meaning, features with reference to the purpose of the State. Critical evaluation of each ideology
400 Sovereignty

Meaning, kinds and characteristics. A historical analysis and contemporary issues.

  • Meaning, definition and characteristics. Kinds: Titular and Real, Legal and Political; de-jure and de-facto Sovereign, Popular Sovereignty. Is Sovereignty absolute and indivisible? Brief study of Austin’s Theory and Pluralistic view of Sovereignty with reference to Laski and MacIver. Sovereignty in a globalised World: the role of non-state actors.
500 Law

Meaning; Sources and Kinds of Law.

  • Meaning, definition of law. Sources - Customs, Usages, Religion, Judicial Decisions, Scientific Commentaries, Equity, Legislation. Kinds of law – definition and examples of Municipal, National, Constitutional and International Law, Statute Law, Ordinances.
600 Liberty

Meaning; Dimensions and kinds of Liberty; Relationship between Liberty and Law; safeguards of liberty.

  • Definition and meaning of Liberty; Dimensions - negative and positive; kinds of Liberty - Civil, Political and Economic Liberty. Relationship between Liberty and Law: Does Law help or hinder Liberty? Safeguards of Liberty - fundamental rights. Separation of judiciary from executive, well-knit party system, economic justice for all, free press and media, vigilance by the people.
700 Equality

Meaning and kinds of Equality; Relationship between Equality and Liberty.

  • Meaning and kinds of Equality– legal, social, political and economic; relationship between Equality and Liberty: How do they complement each other?
800 Justice

Meaning, Kinds and Contemporary theories

  • Meaning of Justice; kinds: Legal, Social, Economic and Political. Theories of Justice – John Rawls and Amartya Sen
900 End of Cold War and Its Impact on the World Order

Disintegration of the Soviet Union and its impact on the World Order

  • A brief overview of the Cold War (for reference only). Impact of disintegration of the Soviet Union on the World Order – end of Cold War confrontation, change of power equations in world politics, emergence of new countries.
1000 Unipolar World

U.S. unilateralism: case studies of U.S. intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Meaning of unilateralism.
  • Case studies of the following:
  • Iraq - Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
1100 Regional Cooperation
  • ASEAN and the European Union, Aims, achievements and challenges
1200 The Non Aligned Movement

Relevance of Non Aligned Movement

  • Relevance of Non Aligned Movement (NAM) in the contemporary World.
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