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Download CBSE class 11 Political Science material in PDF format. MyCBSEguide provides solved papers, board question papers, revision notes and NCERT solutions for CBSE class 11 Political Science. The topics included are Constitution: why and how?, Rights in the indian constitution, Election and representation, Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Federalism, Local governments, Constitution as a living document, The philosophy of the constitution.

COURSE CONTENT

Part A: Indian Constitution at Work

1. Constitution Why and How and Philosophy of the Constitution (17 Periods)

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

2. Rights in the Indian Constitution (16 Periods)

The importance of Rights, Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution, Directive Principles of State Policy, Relationship between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

3. Election and Representation (11 Periods)

Elections and Democracy, Election System in India, Reservation of Constituencies, Free and Fair Elections, Electoral Reforms

4. Legislature (11 Periods)

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 (11 Periods)

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

6. Judiciary (11 Periods)

Why do we need an Independent Judiciary? Structure of the Judiciary, Judicial Activism, Judiciary and Rights, Judiciary and Parliament.

7. Federalism (11 Periods)

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 (11 Periods)

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

9. Constitution as a Living Document (11 Periods)

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.

Part B: Political Theory

10. Political Theory: An Introduction (10 Periods)

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

Why should we study Politial Theory?

11. Freedom (11 Periods)

The Ideal of Freedom. What is Freedom? Why do we need constraints? Harm principle.

Negative and Positive Liberty.

12. Equality (11 Periods)

Significance of Equality. What is Equality? Various dimensions of Equality.

How can we promote Equality?

13. Social Justice (12 Periods)

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

14. Rights (11 Periods)

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

Rights and Responsibilities.

15. Citizenship (11 Periods)

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

16. Nationalism (11 Periods)

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

17. Secularism (11 Periods)

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

Criticisms and Rationale of Indian Secularism.

18. Peace (11 Periods)

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

19. Development (11 Periods)

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

Prescribed Books:
1. Indian Constitution at work, Class XI, Published by NCERT
2. Political Theory, Class XI, Published by NCERT
Note: The above textbooks are also available in Hindi and Urdu versions.

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