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MGPE-008 Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution

By Dr. Monika Misra   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 156
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.
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 01 Feb 2022
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2022
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate

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Course layout

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

Instructor bio

Dr. Monika Misra

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Dr. Monika Misra is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU. She is the coordinator of BA Psychology Programme at IGNOU. She completed her Master’s in Psychology and Doctorate in Psychology from University of Lucknow. She received UGC-Junior Research Fellowship to conduct PhD work. Her research interests are in the areas of Organizational Behaviour, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Personality, Environmental and Media Psychology She has been contributing articles for books and journals.

She is involved in preparation of course material for BA and MA Psychology programmes. She has written Units for UG and PG courses at IGNOU. Presently, she is the Coordinator of BA Psychology (Honrs.) and is involved in developing new courses for BA General and Honors in Psychology as per Choice Based Credit Scheme of the UGC.



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