Conflicts and Peace: Global Perspective BGP-003

By Dr. G Uma   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University

The Programme, is focused on the understanding of peace and conflict resolution, to deal with conflict in the society particularly in Gandhian perspective.

The giant strides man has made in science and technology have failed to engender peace of mind in the individuals, harmony in society, and peace among nations; nor have they helped in liquidating poverty, ignorance, and exploitation. Global warming and climate change, a direct consequence of destructive use of nature, threatens the very survival of the biosphere. Man has become a victim of his own creation.

Many thinkers and activists, in the world today, have begun to turn to the life, thoughts and methods of Mahatma Gandhi to look for solutions for above mention. Activists and thinkers of younger generation in the world are looking to the alternative path that Gandhi showed in the hope that his message and mission are of crucial significance to the survival of mankind.

The programme you are going to pursue develops these objectives. We are sure you will be benefitted and be better prepared for contribution towards peace in the society at large.

Learners enrolled: 378


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Nov 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate

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    Block-I Introduction

    Unit-1 Conflict in International Arena: An Overview

    Unit-2 Changing Nature of International Conflicts

    Unit-3 From War to Dialogue: Emerging Approaches to Conflict Resolution

    Unit-4 Non-Violent Initiative in Conflict Resoultion

    Block-II Socio-Economic & Environmental Conflicts

    Unit-5 Globalisation and Its Implication for Peace

    Unit-6 Global Warming and Climate Change

    Unit-7 Conflict over Resources

    Unit-8 Terrorism

    Block-III Methods of Conflicts Resolutions: Global Perspectives

    Unit-9 Coercive Settlement of Disputes

    Unit-10 Pacific Settlements of Disputes

    Unit-11 United Nations Peace Keeping Mission

    Unit-12 Human Security

    Block-IV Case Studies

    Unit-13 Border Disputes

    Unit-14 Water Sharing Disputes

    Unit-15 Ethnic Crisis

    Unit-16 Migration and Dislocation



    Dr. G Uma

    Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Dr. G. Uma currently serves as Assistant Professor in the School of Gender and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University. Her primary focus areas are Grassroots Governance, Gender and Development with focus on agriculture, Public Policy and Social Capital. She is part of the Programme Development team of Master Programme in Gender and Development Studies in IGNOU. She has contributed to the design and development of Courses in the Master Programme in Gender and Development Studies. She is also Programme CoCoordinator for the Post Graduate Diploma Programme ‘Gender, Agriculture and Sustainable Development’ and Bachelor Development Programme (BDP) Elective Course ‘Gender Sensitization: Culture, Society and Change’. Currently she is working for M.A (Gender and Development Studies), PG Diploma Programme (Gender, Agriculture and Sustainable Development) and BDP Course (Gender Sensitization: Culture, Society and Change).