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THE WAY IS THE GOAL: GANDHI TODAY

THE WAY IS THE GOAL: GANDHI TODAY

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Item Code: IDG579

by Professor Johan Galtung

Hardcover (Edition: 1992)

GUJARAT VIDYAPITH :Peace Research Centre

Language: English
Size: 9.4" X 6.6"
Pages: 235
Price: $16.50   Shipping Free
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About the Author:

Prof. Johan Galtung is a famous social scientist of Narway. He was born in 1930. His Major disciplines in higher education were Mathematics and Statistics. Afterwards he got deeply interested in Social Sciences and Philosophy. He studied these subjects under Prof. Arne Naess with whom he wrote "Gandhi's Political Ethics. With this intellectual background of Gandhian thought he joined and University of Oslo as Professor of Peace & Conflict Research. He pursued this research with great zeal and scientific spirit. Soon he developed Peace Research Center at the national level. In January, 1866 it grew into an independent body, known as International Peace Research Institute. Its founder Johan Galtung give a concrete shape to its research activities through hard work and sagacity. He invited the scholars from different parts of the world and arranged Peace Research Conferences, organized lectures on the subjects like Theory of Peace, International Relations, Methodology of Peace Research, etc. He also pioneered a quarterly journal called " Journal of Peace Research."

With his immense scholarship on an inter-disciplinary subject like Peace Research, Johan Galtung has earned the fame of a world renowned Social Scientist and is associated with many universities.

Johan Galtung, being such an erudite scholar, served as a consultant to several international organizations also. He was a consultant to UNESCO on Peace Research, to the OCED on education and to the Council of Europe on European co-operation. He was also the special consultant for the second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament.

His profuse writings cover many subjects viz. Social Cosmologies, Agricultural Policies, Educational disparities, Human rights and needs, Typologies of development, Peace research and social structure etc.

CONTENTS

Foreword - Ramlal ParikhIII
Introduction - Devavrat N. Pathak V
Preface VII
1.THE POLITICAL GANDHI1
1.1 The historical Gandhi : An Overview1
1.2 Where does Gandhi stand religiously ? 13
1.3 Where does Gandhi stand Politically ? 18
1.4 The political Gandhi : Some first implications 31
2.THE THEORETICAL GANDHI35
2.1 Gandhi on goals and conflicts35
2.2 Gandhi on conflict struggle 63
2.3 Gandhi on conflict resolution 84
2.4 Satyagraha in theory : the norms93
3.THE PRACTICAL GANDHI108
3.1 Satyagraha in practice : the forms108
3.2 On Satyagraha Strategies108
3.3 Negative and positive nonviolence126
3.4 How nonviolence works : Some hypotheses130
4.GANDHI AND THE FOUR WORLDS136
APPENDIX I:GANDHI IN HIS OWN WORDS - with comments151
Gandhi on Goals and processes151
Satya : Gandhi's Vision of Truth
Satyagraha : Gandhi's Vision of the Process155
Sarvodaya : Gandhi's Vision of the bed Society159
Sarvodaya : Gandhi's Vision of the Bad Society166
APPENDIX II:GANDHI IN HIS OWN WORDS - with comments169
Gandhi on conflict Norms
Goals and Conflict169
Conflict Struggle178
Conflict Resolution201
NOTES 210
Bibliography 219

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