Theoretical approaches of the Post-cold war period, post-modern period and global era is dealt with. The course deals with the new political and political economy theories on state, globalisation, regionalisation and localization processes, constructivism, feminism, ecologism, neo-liberalism, neo-conservatism, post-marxism, post-communist transition studies. It also is concerned with the cultural and religious conflicts, identity politics, and so-called “clash of civilizations”.