Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Political Science Major 1 (May' 2014)

2014
(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. Answer/Choose the correct option of the following: 1x8=8
  1. “Comparative politics is the study of the forms of political organization, their properties, correlates variations and modes of change” was said by
  1. David Easton.
  2. M. G. Smith.
  3. Harold Lasswell.
  1. “Switzerland and Democracy have, in recent years become synonymous” viewed by
  1. Bryce.
  2. Banjore.
  3. Zurcher.
  1. The present Prime Minister of England David Cameron belongs to
  1. Labour Party.
  2. Conservative Party.
  3. Liberal Party.
  1. The American President is an elected member of the American Congress.
  1. True.
  2. False.
  1. The President of the Supreme People’s Court of China is elected by
  1. The people.
  2. Standing Committee.
  3. National People’s Congress.
  1. The Chairman of the Council of States of Switzerland is elected by its members for
  1. 1 year.
  2. 4 years.
  3. 5 years.
  1. Which Constitution lays more emphasize on the right to work?
  2. Both the chambers of the American Congress enjoy equal powers.
  1. Yes.
  2. No.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Standing Committee (China)
  2. The King can do no wrong.
  3. Principles of checks and balance (USA)
  4. Direct democracy (Switzerland)
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. Define ‘comparative politics’. Distinguish between Comparative Government and Comparative Politics.     4+8=12
Or
Discuss the basic features of the Chinese Constitution. 12
4. Discuss the powers of the US President. Mention the limitations upon the powers of the President of USA.  7+4=11
Or
Compare the powers and position of the British Prime Minister with that of the Chinese Prime Minister. 11
5. Compare and contrast the powers and functions of the House of Commons (UK) with the House of Representatives. 7+4=11
Or
“Legislature occupies a less important position in Chinese political system.” Discuss with reference to the powers and role of Chinese National People’s Congress. 7+4=11
6. Make a comparative study of the features of Judiciary in the UK and USA. 11
Or
Discuss the organization and role of Federal Judiciary of Switzerland. 11
7. Compare the features of party system of the USA and Switzerland. 11
Or
Discuss the role of Pressure Groups in the British Political System. 11

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