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 mentioned reasons. Activists and thinkers of the 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.
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
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 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).