CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2009 2010

Class XI

Part A: Indian Constitution at work

1. The Constitution : Why and How? The authority of a Constitutuion 

Why do we need a constitution?

2. Rights in the Indian Constitution 

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 

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

4. Legislature 

What do we need a Parliament? Two Houses of Parliament. Functions and Power of the Parliament, Legistative functions, control over executive. Parliamentary comittees. Self-regulation.

5. Executive 

What is an Executive? Different Types of Executives. Parliament ary Executive in India: Prime Ministers 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

9. 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

10. The Philosophy of the Constitution 

What is meant by Philosophy of the Constitution? The Political philosophy of our Constitution? Procedural Achievements, Criticisms

Part B: Political Theory

11. Political Theory: An Introduction 

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

12. Freedom 

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

13. Equality 

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

14. Social Justice 

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

15. Rights

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

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