TAMIL NADU PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Post of Assistant Editor in the Tamil Nadu Archives in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial
Service - Politics (P.G. Standard) - Syllabus
UNIT - I : Nature and Scope of Political Science
Meaning and definition of Politics – Traditional view – Modern view – Power view
of Politics – Liberal view of Politics; the Marxist view of Politics – Whether Politics is
Science or Art – Scope of Political Science : study of State and Government – Political
theory – Political institutions – study of Political dynamics – state and citizen relationship
- study of national and international problems .
UNIT-II : Approaches to Political Analysis
Traditional Approaches: Philosophical Approaches; Historical ; Institutional ;
legal, and Modern Approaches; Behaviouralism – salient features of behaviouralism ;
Criticism of behaviouralism – Post-Behaviouralism; System approach; Structural–
functional Approach; Communication theory approach; Public Choice Approach;
Political economy approach.
UNIT – III: Methodology of Political Science
Methodology of Political Science – Significance of Methodology – Quantitative
and Qualitative Methodology – Quantitative Methods : experimental Method; Qualitative
Methodology : Observational Method; Historical Method ; Comparative Method;
Biological Method; Method of Analogy; Sociological Method – Comparison between
Quantitative Method and Qualitative Method.