Conflicts and Peace: Global Perspective BGP-003

By Dr. G Uma   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 509

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.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 10 Jan 2021
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

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

Instructor bio

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).

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