Fourth Semester

BPA 402: Comparative Politics

The objective of this course is to provide the students with basic knowledge of different aspects of political system, political phenomena and politics of India, China and Nepal.

  1. Comparative politics
    • Meaning, nature and scope of politics
    • Challenges of State and State-building
  2. Comparative Political System
    • Structures and Functions
    • Political Socialization
    • Political culture
    • Functional aspects of a political system
    • Comparison of political system
  3. Interest Articulation
    • Interest articulation structures/ interest groups, channels & means of interest articulation
    • Interest aggregation and political parties
    • The capabilities of a political system
  4. Politics in Foreign Countries
    • Comparison of Politics between India and China
  5. Political Development and governance in Nepal
    • Phases of political and constitutional development since 1768 A.D.
    • Challenges and opportunities of democracy and governance
    • Political Parties and Pressure Groups- their nature and roles
    • State structure – central, sub-national and local
    • Local self-government, their roles and functions
    • NGOs and INGOs in Nepal
  • Almond, G.A & Powell, G.B., Storm, K & Dalton, R.J. (2001). Comparative Politics Today: A World View (7th Ed.). Delhi: Pearson Education Asia.
  • Almond, G.A. & Powell, G.B. (1972). Comparative politics: A developmental approach, New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co.
  • Cheema, G. Shabbir (2005). Building Democratic Institutions: Governance Reforms in Developjing Countries. USA: Kumarian Press, Inc.
  • Gyanwali, Ram Prasad (2012). Know Nepal, Kathmandu: Bhundipuran Prakashan
  • Joshi, Bhuvan Lal and Leo E. Rose (1996). Democratic Innovation in Nepal, Burkeley: University of California Press.
  • Pokharel, Krishna (2068 B.S.). Major Parliamentary and Nonparliamentary Political Systems. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors
  • Pokharel, Krishna (2069 B. S.) State, Public Administration and Public Affairs. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Ray, S.N. (1999). Modern Comparative Politics: Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India
  • Regmi, D. R. (1975). Modern Nepal (Vol. 1). Calcutta: K.L. Mukhopadhyay.
  • Shah, Rishikesh (1990). Modern Nepal: A Political History 1769-1955 (Vol I. 1) New Delhi: Manohar Publications.
  • Sharma, Devi Prasad (2047 B.S.). Adhunik Nepalko Itihas, Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Shrestha, Tulsi Narayan (1996). The Concepts of Local Government and Decentralization. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.