MGPE-013 Civil Society Political Regimes and Conflict (Elective Course)

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TOPICS





Week-1

UNDERSTANDING CIVIL SOCIETY

The Evolution of Civil Society

Aristotle and the Classical Notion of Civil Society

Post-Aristotle Evolution

Early Modern Notion of Civil Society: Ferguson and Scottish Enlightenment

Civil Society and State in Opposition: Paine

Civil Society as Life of State: Tocqueville

State As Universal and Civil Society as Particular: Hegel







Week-2

ELEMENTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Origins of the Concept of Civil Society

Gramsci’s Seminal Contribution

Origins of the Concept of Civil Society

Gramsci’s Seminal Contribution

Croce’s Influence

On Civil Society

Theory of State

Relative Autonomy of Politics

Hegemony and Role of Intellectuals

Analysis of Fascism

Post-Second World War Debate




Week-3

CIVIL SOCIETY: LOCAL AND GLOBAL

Origins and Notion of Civil Society: Local and Global

Meaning of Global Civil Society


NGO’s: Role and Relevance

Accountability of Civil Society Organizations










Week-4

GANDHIAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR GLOBAL PEACE

Problem of Defining Civil Society,

Gandhi’s Notion of Civil Society, Gandhian Civil Society,

Gandhian Civil Society of His time, Gandhian Civil Society after Gandhi,


Gandhian Civil Society and Globalisation, Challenges to Global Peace, Gandhian Civil Society: An Answer for Global Peace

VOLUNTARISM IN GANDHI

Civil Society: Nature and Scope

The Hegelian State


The Pluralist State

Debate on Advanced Capitalist State




Week-5

STATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY INTERFACE

Civil Society: Nature and Scope

The Hegelian State

The Pluralist State

Debate on Advanced Capitalist State





Week-6


CIVIL SOCIETY IN GLOBALISED MARKET

Globalisation as a Multifaceted Process

Changing Relations among Market, State and Civil Society

Conventions theory

Globalisation, Cold War and Political Regimes


Neo-liberalism’s Advances after the Cold War

The ‘War on Terrorism’, Political Regimes and Neo-liberal Globalisation

Civil Society, Global Governance and Internet

The Digital Divide and International Governance

Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity?











Week-7





CIVIL SOCIETY AND POLITICAL REGIMES


Debate over Civil Society


Civil Society and State, Political Regimes

Democracy, Aristocracy Monarchy, Dictatorship

Republic, Civil Society’s Relevance in Asia,


The Asian Crisis and Regime Convergence,

War on Terrorism and Political Regimes,

Trends in Regime Types, 1990-2005 ,


The Decline in Closed Authoritarian Regimes and the Rise of Hegemonic Authoritarian Regimes







Week-8

CIVIL SOCIETY, RESISTANCE AND PROTEST

The Concept of Civil Society,

Pre-modern History, Modern History,

Post-modern History, Resistance and Protest,


Non-Violence: An Attribute of Protest and Resistance,

Non-violent Action, Some of the Recent Protest Movements,


Anti-nuclear Protest Movements,

Some of the Early Resistance Movements and Contextual Relevance








Week-9

ROLE OF NGOs IN PEACE PROCESS

Who is an NGO?

Types of NGOs and The Importance of NGOs

Methods and Strategies used by NGOs


Some Prominent NGOs, Taking up a Cause

GLOBAL PEACE MOVEMENTS


The Underlying Causes of Violence and War

Lasting World Peace

Organisations Related to Global Peace

United Nations, International Committee of the Red Cross

Grameen Bank, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

University of Peace , Realizing the Dream

Peace Pilgrim, Soka Gakkai International,

The International Committee of Artists for Peace

The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research








Week-10






HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURE FOR PEACE

Defining Human Rights

The Origins and Historical Development of Human Rights

Culture of Peace, Evolution of the Concept

Eight Action Areas for Creating a Culture of Peace



PEACE MOVEMENTS IN INDIA

Understanding Peace Movements,

Types of Peace Movements, Genesis and Evolution of Peace Movements,

Development of Peace Movements,

Peace Education,

Issues in Peace Movements

Week-11

GANDHI, CAPACITY BUILDING AND EMPOWERMENT

Empowerment, Meaning of Power, Dimensions of Power,

What is Empowerment?, Diverse meaning of Empowerment’

Dimensions of Empowerment, The Process of Empowerment,

Why is Women’s Empowerment Important?,

The Key Elements of Women’s Empowerment,


Empowerment Paradigm, Marginalisation and Empowerment,

Economics and Empowerment,

Personal Development and Empowerment,

Capacity Building, Specifications of Capacity Building,

Gandhi on Empowerment, Gandhi on Empowerment of Women,

Women as Equal to Men, Constructive Programme










Week-12

GRASSROOTS/PEOPLE’S INITIATIVES

Decentralisation, Different views about Decentralisation,

The Pre-Independence Period,

Approaches to Study the Concept of Panchayati Raj,

PRIs for Decentralisation at the Grassroots level,


Characteristics of decentralised co-operation in human development programmes, Characteristics of Decentralisation according to WHO, Strategies, Control from above, Encouragement and Information, Control from Below, Strength to People’s Initiatives,

Limits and Constraints, Dependence on the Public Funding

MOBILISING VOLUNTARY ACTION

Development of the Society,

Social Exclusion, Exclusion from the Society for the purpose of Development, Main Mechanisms of Exclusion, What makes Local Institutions Accountable?, The ‘Role’ of Civil Society, ‘Enabling Regimes’ and Local Autonomy, Elections, Parties and Competitive Politics, Voluntary Action,

Mobilising Voluntary Action through Social Movements, Types of Social Movements, Dynamics of Social Movements, Some Important Social Movements, NGOs and Voluntary Action, Types of NGOs, Mixed Response of NGOs, Importance of NGOs


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