PACS 222: Peace Movement

This course helps students understand the history of peace movement from both the global and regional perspective. They study the functions of the regional organizations in promoting peace and appreciate the works of great pacifists. It awakens pupils about the problems of peace and encourages students to work for peace promotion both nationally and internationally.
The content covers the movement for peace and against war from the primitive stage to modern stage; peace movement: its meaning, origin and development; different traditions and culture: Islamic, Buddhist, Japanese, Christen and other indigenous religious; the three major trends of the peace and conflict studies – peace movement, peace research and peace studies and their comparative discussion; peace movement in region – Nordic countries, Europe, in the third world; contribution of religion, non-violence movement and democratic movement; present trend of peace movement; nuclear explosion and peace movement; peace movement in globalized world.

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