PEAC303 Active Resistance: Contemporary NonviolenceUpdated: 01 November 2018
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||any 12cp or candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||PDPS301 or PDPS401 or PEAC301 or PEAC403 or PEAC503|
- Active Resistance: Contemporary Nonviolence
|Coordinator(s)||Marty Branagan (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
The unit begins with an overview of the essential elements of nonviolence, before discussing historical and contemporary case studies such as Australia's Freedom Rides and the Arab Spring. It looks at the evolution of nonviolence since Gandhi (such as lock-ons at environmental blockades), and the contemporary relevance of nonviolence as an alternative to the huge carbon footprint of militarism. It examines how nonviolence works, its 'consent' theory of power, its strategies and tactics. It explores its successes even against ruthless opponents such as Pinochet, Marcos and the former totalitarian regimes of the communist bloc. Artistic, spiritual and personal aspects of nonviolence are also discussed.
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|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: