This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 612
  • Course: Master of Liberal Arts
  • Semester: II
  • Title: Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Stream: Political Science
  • Description:

    Concepts: peace, insurgency, war, armed conflict, ethnic violence; Conflict management and conflict

    resolution; Techniques and strategies for resolutions; Negotiation, mediation, good offices involving

    a third party, conciliation or facilitation, military solution: case of Sri Lanka, Gandhian models of

    satyagraha, peace education, peace research and recent developments; Factors leading to

    continuation of conflicts and armed movements for a long time, insurgency economy, high intensity

    and low intensity conflicts.

    Origins of armed conflict in India�s North East; Selected cases, secessionist armed movements, the

    Naga, the Mizo and the ULFA movements; Armed ethnic movements: the Bodo and the Tripura

    Tribal movements; External factors involved; Peace initiative since 1953, Naga Peace Mission and

    JP Mission, the civil society initiatives, the formal initiative of the Government of India, inter-ethnic

    conflicts and consequences.

     

    Texts/references:

    1.A. Dutta and R. Bhuyan, Genesis of Peace and Conflict, Akansha,New Delhi, 2007.

    2.D. Bloomfield, Peacemaking Strategies in Northern Ireland: Building Complementarities in Conflict

    Management Theory, Macmillan, London, 1997.

    3.J.B. Bhattacharjee, Roots of Insurgency in North East India, Akansha, New Delhi, 2007.

    4.J. Burton, Resolving Deep-Rooted Conflict: A Handbook, University Press of America, Lanham, 2003.

    5.J. Galtung, Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization, Sage,

    London, 1996.

    6.M. Deutsch, The Resolution of Conflict: Constructive and Destructive Processes, Yale University

    Press, New Haven, 1973.

    7.S. Nag, Marginality: Ethnicity, Insurgency and Sub-nationalism in North-East India, Manohar, New Delhi, 2002.

    8. W.r Hussain (ed.), Peace Tools and Conflict Nuances In India�s Notheast, Wordwaves India,

    Guwahati, 2010.

  • Text:

    A. Dutta and R. Bhuyan, Genesis of Peace and Conflict, Akansha,New Delhi, 2007.^$^D. Bloomfield, Peacemaking Strategies in Northern Ireland: Building Complementarities in Conflict Management Theory, Macmillan, London, 1997.^$^J.B. Bhattacharjee, Roots of Insurgency in North East India, Akansha, New Delhi, 2007.^$^J. Burton, Resolving Deep-Rooted Conflict: A Handbook, University Press of America, Lanham, 2003.^$^J. Galtung, Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization, Sage, London, 1996^$^.M. Deutsch, The Resolution of Conflict: Constructive and Destructive Processes,