PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES (MPSE-006) TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT Course Code: MPSE-006 Assignment Code: ASST/TMA/2017-18 Marks: 100 Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each section. Each question carries 20 marks. SECTION – I 1. Bring out the distinction between negative and positive conceptions of peace with reference to the course of action suggested for achieving peace. 2. Some aspects of the religious as well as secular traditions share the common ground that human nature is inherently aggressive. Elucidate. 3. Examine the role of civil society in conflict prevention, containment and resolution. 4. The Sino-Indian CBMs have been far more effective than numerous but blurred Indo-Pak CBMs. Comment. 5. Critically examine the neorealist and postmodernist approaches to human security. SECTION – II Write a short note on each part of the question in about 250 words. 6. a) Core concepts and concerns of environmental approach to peace . b) Role of state in managing conflict and prompting peace in society. 7. a) Uniting for Peace resolution. b) Peacekeeping, peacemaking and peace building. 8. a) Role of regional organisations in conflict prevention and conflict resolution. b) The International Criminal Court. 9. a) Asymmetric war. b) Operational and structural aspects of civil war. 10. a) Marxist approach to War. b) Peace research and peace studies.
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