MPS 004 Solved Assignment 2020-21 in English Medium
Comparative Politics : Issues and Trends
Course Code: MPS-004
Assignment Code: ASST/TMA/2020-21
Answer five questions in all, selecting at least two questions from each section. Each question is to be answered in about 500 words. Each question carries 20 marks.
Q1. Evaluate the significance of comparative method in the study of politics.
Q2. What are the core elements that constitute a state? Discuss the different theories regarding the origin of the state.
Q3. What is a nation? Explain Benedict Anderson’s view of nation as an ‘imagined’ political community.
Q4. In what ways the transnational corporations eroded the sovereignty of the governments?
Q5. The existence of civil society is a necessary precondition for the existence of democracy. Comment.
Write a short note on the following in about 250 words each:
Q6. (a) Structural-functional approach
(b) Dependency and underdevelopment
Q7. (a) Hegel’s view of civil-society
(b) Self-determination and secession
Q8. (a) Relevance of Constitutionalism in state-building
(b) Gandhian perspective of the state
Q9. (a) Stateless nation
(b) System approach in comparative politics
Q10. (a) Feminist perspective on development
(b) Creole nationalism
MPS 004 Solved Assignment 2020-21 in English Medium : As explained in the Programme Guide, you will have to do a Tutor Marked Assignment for each course in Political Science. This booklet contains the assignments of the first year courses of the Masters Programme in Political Science. You need to submit all the assignments within the stipulated time for being eligible to appear in the term-end examination. Before you attempt the assignments, please read the instructions carefully provided in the Programme Guide. It is important that you write the answers in your own words. Your answers should be within the approximate range of the word-limit set for a particular section. Remember, writing answers to assignment questions will improve your writing skills and prepare you for the term-end examination. All assignments, including these, have to be submitted to the Coordinator of your Study Centre. Remember to obtain a receipt from the Study Centre for the assignments submitted and retain it. If possible, keep a Xerox copy of the assignments with you. The Study Centre will have to return the assignments to you after they are evaluated. Please insist on this. The Study Centre will note down the marked awarded for each assignment and forward them to the Student Evaluation Division (SED) at IGNOU, New Delhi.