IGNOU MPSE 003 June 2018 Question Paper

IGNOU MPSE 003 June 2018 Question Paper which was held in June 2018. Candidates have to attempt 5 questions in all, selecting at least 2 from each section. Each question need to be answered in 400 words.


  1. How is Political thought distinguished from Political Theory and Political Philosophy ? Explain.
  2. Write an essay on Plato’s methodology.
  3. Discuss St. Thomas Aquina’s understanding of the relationship between the Church and the State.
  4. Describe the basis on which Mechiavelli classified forms of government.
  5. Analyse Kant’s conception of the universal law of right.


  1. Critically examine the Hobbesion concept of Sovereignty.
  2. Comment on the following statement of J.S. Mill : “It is better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.”
  3. Discuss the importance of the theory of alienation in Marx’s Political theory.
  4. Examine Burke’s views on Religion and Toleration.
  5. Write short notes on the following :
    (a) Kant on Perpetual Peace
    (b) J. S. Mill on Representative Government

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