MA Political Science (2 years)

(M.A Part-I)
Paper-I Government and Politics in Pakistan (Usman Khan)
The course makes a thorough study of the Pakistan movement since 1857. It focuses on the post-independence constitutional development. Political history and culture of the N-W.F.P is also covered.
Paper-II Political Systems (Usman Khan)
The course deals with political systems of developing and developed nations with particular reference to their constitutional history, constitutional framework and existing governmental machinery.
Paper-III Political Philosophy (M. Salman Khan)
The course deals with the Ancient, Medieval and Modern Political Thinkers. This provides a basis to the students for a comparative study and analysis of the views of Muslim and Western thinkers on major themes of state and government. This will enable the students to understand the doctrines propounded by the Muslim political thinkers and their relevance to the realities of today.
Paper-IV History and Principles of International Relations (Azmat Ali Khan)
The conceptual part of this course deals with the theories of international relations. Ranging from works employing intricate description of single events or crisis to a broad theoretical effort that seek to explain broad patterns of behaviour over a period of time. The second part is an analysis of international relations since 1945 onwards. It discusses international politics at all levels of generality from discussion of the most recent crisis to definition of emerging analytic concepts and trends.

Paper-V Principles of Public Administration (Azmat Ali Khan)
The course focuses on the basics of the science of administration with emphasis on its functional elements. The aim is to impart preliminary knowledge and training to the students.


 (M.A Part-II, Two Groups, International Affairs Group and Pakistan Affairs Group)
International Relations Group, (Group A):

  • International Law & Organisations
  • Foreign Policy Analysis and the Foreign Policy of USA, CHINA, INDIA and PAKISTAN
  • Politics of International Economics Relations

Pakistan Affairs Group, (Group B):

  • Political & Institutional Development in Pakistan
  • Economy of Pakistan
  • Pakistan in World Affairs

Compulsory Subjects

  • Political Development, Social Change & Research Methodology
  • Muslim World & Its Political Dynamics

Paper-VI Political Development, Social Change & Research Methodology. (Azmat Ali Khan)
This course has been divided into two parts. The first part deals with those factors which bring social change and political development in a society with particular reference to the developing countries. The second part focuses on the methods and techniques of research.
Paper-VII Muslim World and Its Political Dynamics (Usman Khan)
The course has been designed to equip the students with the historical, geographical, socio-economic and political conditions in 57 Muslim countries. It studies physio-demographic profile of these states to assess the geo-strategic status and position of Muslim world in global politics.

Paper-VIII Political & Institutional Development in Pakistan, (Azmat Ali Khan)
This course aims at an analysis of institution building in Pakistan with reference to the role played in the process by judiciary, civil and military bureaucracy, political parties, education and media. There is a detailed study of the military’s initiatives in the development of local government in Pakistan.
Paper-IX Economy of Pakistan (Azmat Ali Khan)
Apart from theoretical discussion on matters such as economic development, the course makes a review of Pakistan’s economy under different regimes and in the context of role played by the financial institutions like IMF and the World Bank.
Paper-X Pakistan in World Affairs (Azmat Ali Khan)
This course makes an analysis of Pakistan’s relations with the outside world and also assesses her stand on different international and regional issues.
Paper-VIII International Law & Organisations (M. Salman Khan)
Part-1 of this course deals with the conceptual and historical evolution, development and practices of international law in global politics. Part-II deals with the attempts made by various states to achieve peace in international politics through collective efforts within the framework of international and regional organizations.
Paper-IX Foreign Policy Analysis and the Foreign Policy of USA, CHINA, INDIA and PAKISTAN (M. Salman Khan)
The course implies an understanding of foreign policy concepts as well as foreign policies of major seats. The aim is to present a framework that helps to understand complexities of interstate relations with reference to the techniques they employ while promoting their national interests in times of peace and war.
Paper-X Politics of International Economics Relations (Usman Khan)
The course is based to provide an exhaustive debate on the role of economics in international politics.


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