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Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution MGP-005

IGNOU via Swayam

Overview

The aim of this course is to facilitate students to participate creatively in all aspects of peace studies, peace-building in conflict and post-conflict societies. Understanding Gandhian approach to peace from the interdisciplinary perspective and comprehend Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, political, environmental, and development, related issues. To provide opportunities to the learners for higher studies in the area of theoretical and applied Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management, and Social Regeneration.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

BLOCK-I - UNDERSTADNING PEACE

Unit-1 - What is Peace?

Unit-2 - Peace, Wellbeing and Justice

Unit-3 - Peace and Participatory Democracy

Unit-4 - Culture of Peace


BLOCK-II - NATURE AND CAUSES OF CONFLICT

Unit-5 - Types and Levels of Conflict

Unit-6 - Sources of Conflict: Perspectives

Unit-7 - Social Injustice

Unit-8 - Economic Inequality and Exploitation


BLOCK-III - METHODS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Unit-9 - Western and Eastern Perspectives

Unit-10 - Coercive Methods

Unit-11 - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Unit-12 - Gandhian Way


BLOCK-IV - TOWARDS DURABLE PEACE

Unit-13 - Comprehensive Human Development

Unit-14 - Peace Education

Unit-15 - Religious Harmony

Unit-16 - Peace Movements


Taught by

Dr. Anita Priyadarshini

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