MPS 001 Assignment Question Paper 2020-2021
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME
IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
July 2020 and January 2021 Sessions
School of Social Sciences
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-11006
M.A. (Political Science)
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
Assignment Question Paper MPS 001 2020 – 21 in English Medium
POLITICAL THEORY (MPS-001)
TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Course Code: MPS-001
Assignment Code: Asst/TMA/2020-21
MPS 001 Assignment Question Paper 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.
1. Write a note on contemporary political theory.
2. Discuss John Rawls’ theory of justice.
3. Examine the inter-relationship of duties and rights within liberal thought.
4. Discuss the Marxist view of citizenship.
5. Trace the development of the concept of Sovereignty.
Write a short note on the following in about 250 words each.
6. (a) Fascist World view
7. (a) Technique of Non-violence
(b) Weakest link of the Chain (V. I. Lenin)
8. (a) Communitarianism
(b) Political Theory in a globalizing Word
9. (a) Ideology of classical liberalism
(b) Liberal Democratic Welfare State
10. (a) Individualism
(b) Surplus Value