Name: Katyayani Singh
Student ID: 20113 PHPS001
School: School of Humanities
Number of Publications: 5
PhD. Thesis Title: Nonkilling and Global Peace: A Study of Emerging Paradigms and Prospects
1.Paper: A Global Nonkilling Index as a Critical Measure of Human Development and Progress
Journal: International Journal on World Peace, Volume XXXV, September 2018
Abstract:The paper fosters a “nonkilling” world view in contrast to “nonviolence” as a path to universal peace. Nonkilling as infinite reverence to life is measurable and achievable and can be targeted to measure human development and progress. The present paper is an approach to developing an index based on critical elements, scientific rationale, and dispassionate analysis of country specific characteristics such as homicide, suicide, battle related deaths, internal armed conflict deaths and also capital punishment. The data is obtained from reliable sources that are transparent and verifiable. It is recommended by the authors that a Global Nonkilling Index to promote Affirmative Nonkilling can be an important measure for human progress and development.
Keywords:Nonkilling, Peace, Index.
2.Paper: A Reflection on “The Prince” by Machiavelli: The Role of the Classic in Relation to Human Dignity
ASIA PACIFIC PEACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (APPRA) CONFERENCE 2017
Abstract: Political philosophies tend to influence not just the leaders but the followers as well. Those philosophies which infringe upon the dignity and rights of people need to be depreciated so that they do not provide a justification for inhumane practices that violates the dignity of individuals. An effort has been made in this paper to explore the political ideas of the realists by means of uncovering the ideas of Machiavelli in his famous work “The Prince”. Its practical application in the contemporary society and its effects have been observed by various nation states that are highly appreciative of the realist attitude in solving political problems. This is a qualitative paper which tends to highlight, that political philosophies may not guide the ruler or governments as such but they do provide a justification for the attitude adopted by the ruler or government. With the changing times where it has become a principle and precept to respect all human beings, literatures, texts and philosophy that glorifies inhumane practices should be depreciated and criticized as being the philosophy of an uncivilized bygone period.
Keywords: : Machiavelli, Power, Human Dignity.