Contemporary World Politics is part of the NCERT's effort to help students Contemporary World Politics enlarges the scope of politics to the world stage. (Download) NCERT Book For Class XII: Political Science - Contemporary World Politics. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. The Cold War Era; Chapter 2. The End of. Emergence of two power blocs after the second world war. Arenas of the cold war . Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international.

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They are not intended to be things you have to draw and memorise for tests! This brings us to a crucial point about how to use the book. We have made a conscious effort not to load you down with informationwith names, dates, events.

We have tried to keep these to a minimum. The idea is not for you to become an expert on world politics but instead to begin to grapple with the complexity and urgency of this new world around us.

At the same time, should you wish to know more about world politics, you can consult the various sources mentioned separately under, If you want to read more.

If the book succeeds in stimulating you, in making you ask even more questions than we have posed for you, and in making you impatient with what you have read here, then we have succeeded!

We sincerely hope that you will like this book and find it engaging and useful. He encouraged us in making this book as student-friendly as possible. He also patiently waited for the final draft of the book. Contemporary World Politics would not have been possible without the valuable time and academic expertise of the members of the Textbook Development Committee. Each of the members gave us their precious time and set aside prior commitments at various junctures.

Professor Sanjay Chaturvedi and Dr. Siddharth Mallavarapu deserve our special thanks for their help in selecting maps and in editing the text. We are grateful for the devotion and sincerity of Dr.

We shall examine how, in this emerging world, there were calls for the restructuring of international organisations to cope with various new challenges including the rise of US power.

The potential reform of the United Nations Security Council is an interesting case of the reform process and its difficulties.

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The chapter closes by asking if the UN can play any role in dealing with a world dominated by one superpower. In this chapter we also look at some other transnational organisations that are playing a crucial role. Chapter 7: Do we know what these terms mean? Often, they are used to stop debate and discussion. We hear that an issue is a security issue and that it is vital for the well-being of the country.


The implication is that it is too important or secret to be debated and discussed openly. Security seems to be something that is not the business of the ordinary citizen. In a democracy, surely this cannot be the case. As citizens of a democracy, we need to know more about the term security. What exactly is it? This chapter debates these questions.


It introduces two different ways of looking at security and highlights the importance of keeping in mind different contexts or situations which determine our view of security.

Chapter 8: This chapter examines the growing significance of environmental as well as resource issues in world politics. It analyses in a comparative perspective some of the important environmental movements against the backdrop of the rising profile of environmentalism from the s onwards. Notions of common property resources and the global commons too are assessed. We also discuss, in brief, the stand taken by India in more recent environmental debates. Next follows a brief account of the geopolitics of resource competition.

Chapter 9: In this final chapter of the book we look at globalisation, something that has been referred to in many chapters of this book and textbooks of many other subjects. We begin by analysing the concept of globalisation and then examine its causes. We then discuss at length the political, economic and cultural consequences of globalisation. Our interest is also in studying the impact of globalisation on India as well as how India is affecting globalisation.

We finally draw attention to resistance to globalisation and how social movements in India also form part of this resistance. Geography Study Material. IAS Prelims Exam How to read The Hindu Newspaper. Model Question Paper with Detail Answers. Please specify. A verifcation code has been sent to your mobile number.

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It emerges from a particular understanding of the world economy. Birth of CIS c. In this chapter we also look at some other transnational organisations that are playing a crucial role.

Its share of world trade is three times larger than that of the United States allowing it to be more assertive in trade disputes with the US and China.

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