Gandhi and Conflict Resolution: Global Legacies

This module will examine and critique the life and legacies of M.K. Gandhi, widely regarded as one of the icons of the twentieth century. It will focus on his ideas on violence and conflict-resolution. Gandhi understood violence in a broad sense and saw conflict as involving, inter alia, man vs man; man vs God; man vs Nature; man vs woman; and man vs machine. The global significance of his ideas and work will be discussed, particularly the relevance of his methods for conflict-resolution and consensus-building. Using case-studies, it will critique his legacies and examine how they continue to influence many social, political and environmental movements around the world.

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