Maharashtra Politics Syllabus

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Maharashtra Politics Syllabus for MPSC, Zila Parishad, Maha Transco, MAVIM, VBINDIA, NHM, Indian Navy,Port Trust, University, Police, Gram Panchayet etc.

Maharashtra Geography Syllabus :

  • Theories of the Maharashtra State: Liberal, Neo-liberal, Pluralist, Marxist, Post-colonial, and feminist.
  • Equality: Political, Social and economic; relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
  • Justice: Conceptions of justice. Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
  • Democracy: Classical theories and contemporary theories; different models of democracy – participatory, representative, and deliberative.
  • Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights.
  • Concept of power, ideology, hegemony, and legitimacy.
  • Indian Political Thought: Dharmashastra, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions; Sri Aurobindo, M.N. Roy, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar.
  • Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Marxism, Socialism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
  • Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Hobbes, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt.
  • Indian Nationalism:

(a) India’s Freedom Struggle: Political Strategies, Constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience, Liberal and Non-cooperation; Peasant and workers’ movements, Militant and revolutionary movements.

(b) Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal andMarxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.

Making of the Indian Constitution:

  1. Legacies of the British rule; various social and political perspectives.
  2. Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Directive Principles; Fundamental Rights and Duties, Parliamentary System and Constitutional Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.
  3. Social Movements: Women’s movements; Civil liberties and human rights movements; environmentalist movements
  4. Party System: National and regional political parties, social base and ideological bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics; trends in electoral behavior; Pressure groups, changing socio- economic profile of Legislators.
  • Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.
  • Planning and Economic Development : Gandhian and Nehruvian perspectives; role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalization and its impact and economic reforms.
  • Federalism: Constitutional provisions related to; changing nature of state- center relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.
  • Statutory Institutions/Commissions: Election Commission, Finance Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Women; National Commission for Minorities ,National Human Rights Commission, National Backward Classes Commission.
  • Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; Grass root movements , significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments.
  • Principal Organs of the State Government: role and actual working of the Legislature, Executive, and High Courts.