Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Political Science Major 1 (May' 2013)

2013
(May)
POLITICAL SCIENCE
(Major)
Course: 401
(Comparative Politics)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Choose the correct answer of the following: 1x8=8
  1. The Study of Comparative Government and Politics was written by G. Heckscher/David Easton/Roy C. Macridis.
  2. The present Constitution of Switzerland came into operation from 1st January, 2000/1st January, 2001/1st January, 2002.
  3. The quorum of the House of Lords in England is 3/4/5.
  4. In an exceptional case, the maximum tenure of the President of USA can go upto 8/10/12 years.
  5. The President/Standing Committee/Supreme People’s Court of China have the power to interpret the Constitution of China.
  6. The total number of the judges of the Swiss Federal Tribunal is 16/26/36.
  7. Right to work is incorporated as fundamental right in the Constitution of USA/Switzerland/People’s Republic of China.
  8. The Supremacy of British Parliament over Monarchy in England was established by the Glorious Revolution of 1687/1688/1689.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Modern approach to the study of comparative politics.
  2. Rule of law in England.
  3. Standing Committee of People’s Republic of China.
  4. Amendment procedure of USA.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. Discuss the meaning, nature and scope of comparative politics. 4+4+4=12
Or
Discuss the traditional approach to the study of comparative politics. 12
4. Compare and contrast the constitutional power and position of the President of USA with the British counterpart. 11
Or
Discuss the composition, powers and functions of the Swiss Federal Council.
5. Evaluate the powers and functions of the National people’s Congress of China. 11
Or
Compare and contrast the power and functions of the Senate with those of the House of Lords.
6. What is judicial review? Write a critical note on the working of the judicial review in USA. 2+9=11
Or
Compare the features of the judicial system of UK with that of Switzerland.
7. Discuss the role of pressure groups in American politics. 11
Or
Discuss the composition and role of the Chinese Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China.