International Relations CSS Paper I Syllabus


Paper—1 (Marks-100)

I. Introduction
 The Definition and Scope of International Relations.  The Nation-State System
 Evolution of International Society
II. Theories and Approaches
 The Classical Approaches-Realism and idealism
 The Scientific Revolution-Behavioral Approach, System Approach,  Neo-realism, Neo-liberalism.  Post-modernism, Critical Theory, Feminism, Constructivism
III. International Political Security.  Conceptualization of security in the twenty-first century
 Power. Elements of National Power  Balance of Power  Foreign Policy: Determinants, Decision making and analysis
 Sovereignty
 National Interest
IV. Strategic Approach to International Relation.  War: Causation of War, Total War, Limited War, Asymmetric Warfare, civil war,
Guerilla war  Strategic Culture: Determinants of Pakistani Strategic Culture.  Deterrence: Theory and practice with special reference to Nuclear India and
V. International Political Economy.  Theories in IPE: Mercantilism, Economic Liberalism, and neo- Marxism
 Theories of Imperialism, Dependence and Interdependence
VI. International political community.  Nationalism
 Internationalism
 Globalization

VII. Approaches to Peace
 Diplomacy
 International Law
 Arms Control /Disarmament and Nuclear Non proliferation Regime
VIII. International Political Institution
 United Nations
 International Monetary Fund (IMF)  World Bank
 International Court of Justice