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MGPE-008 Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution

IGNOU via Swayam

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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

Week

Topics

Week-1

Gandhian Perspectives on Peace

Understanding Peace

Peace Traditions, Peace Movements, Peace-building and

Peace-building Approaches

Tolerance, Harmony and Forgiveness

Role of Education in making Harmonious Society

Untouchability: An Obstacle to Harmonious Society

Forgiveness as an act of Non-violence


Week-2

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN GANDHIAN THOUGHT AND PRACTICE (i)

Faith in Human Goodness

Truth

Non-violence


FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN GANDHIAN THOUGHT AND PRACTICE (ii)

Creative Self-suffering

Means and Ends

Rejection of Coercion

Fearlessness



Week-3

Understanding Sources of Conflict

Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Human Nature and Conflict

Society and Conflict


Sources of Conflict

Culture

Ideology

Religion

Identity




Week-4

APPLICATIONS OF GANDHIAN APPROACH TO PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (CASE STUDIES)

SEWA

The First Intifada

Petra Kelly

German Greens




Week-5

Western Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Dialogue, Negotiation and Facilitation

Arbitration and Adjudication

Essential Skills for Facilitation


Approaches to Negotiation and Mediation

Process of Negotiation

Process of Mediation


Non-Western Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Satyagraha

Strike

Fasting

Community Peace









Week-6

Gandhi’s Methods of Conflict Management, Transformation and Resolution


Mediation and Reconciliation

Relevance of Dialogue and Negotiation

Clash of Interests and Gandhian Way of resolution




Week-7

Gandhian Approach to Conflict Resolution

Types of Nonviolent Action

The Dialectics of Satyagraha


Principles of Satyagraha

Process of Satyagraha


Application of Satyagraha to Various Kinds of Conflicts (i)

Inter-personal Conflicts

Legal Conflicts


Application of Satyagraha to Various Kinds of Conflicts (ii)

Industrial Conflicts

Social Conflicts

International Conflicts







Week-8

Gandhi on Violence, Conflict and Conflict Resolution


The Concept of Mediation

Reconciliation

The Idea of Shanti Sena




Week-9


Gandhi as an Ambassador of Peace

Gandhi’s twin-principles of Peace: Truth and Non-violence


State and Civil Society as Instruments of Peace

Peace Movements in the post- Second World War phase

Gandhian approach to Terrorism


UN’s Recognition of Gandhian Principles







Week-10

Application of Gandhian Techniques in Noakhali

Application of Gandhian Techniques in North-East of India

Application of Gandhian Techniques in Sri Lanka




Week-11

Gandhi and Palestine

Application of Gandhian Techniques in Tibet

Application of Gandhian Techniques in Myanmar

Application of Gandhian Techniques in Bhutan




Week-12

A Comparison between Kashmir and the North-East

Idea of Fearlessness and Courage

Peace among Nations

Moral and Ethical Critique

Taught by

Dr. Monika Misra

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