Liberal Peace In Question

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The present book uses Sri Lanka's failed attempt at negotiating peace with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, to examine the politics of state and market reforms towards liberal peace. Sri Lanka is seen as a critical case that demonstrates key characteristics and shortcomings of liberal peace, vividly demonstrated by internationally facilitated elite negotiations and donor-funded neoliberal development.
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‘‘Liberal Peace in Question’ addresses critically, exhaustively, and in-depth [the] consequences and implications [of the liberal peace model in Sri Lanka], highlighting the importance of undertaking a critical evaluation of what went wrong in a process that raised such high expectations and ended in such a dramatic way. […] This book constitutes an important contribution to this much-needed debate.’ —María Villellas Ariño, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843318965
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Anthem South Asian Studies Series
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristian Stokke is professor of human geography at the University of Oslo (Norway), specialising in movement politics, democratisation and conflict transformation.

Jayadeva Uyangoda is professor of political science at the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) and an acknowledged authority on conflicts in Sri Lanka and South Asia.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; 1. Liberal Peace in Question: The Sri Lankan Case - Kristian Stokke; 2. Travails of State Reform in the Context of Protracted Civil War in Sri Lanka - Jayadeva Uyangoda; 3. Fallacies of the Peace Ownership Approach: Exploring Norwegian Mediation in Sri Lanka - Kristine Höglund and Isak Svensson; 4. The Politics of Market Reform at a Time of Ethnic Conflict: Sri Lanka in the Jayewardene Years - Rajesh Venugopal; 5. From SIHRN to Post-War North and East: The Limits of the ‘Peace through Development’ Paradigm in Sri Lanka - Charan Rainford and Ambika Satkunanathan; 6. Buying Peace? Politics of Reconstruction and the Peace Dividend Argument - Camilla Orjuela; 7. Women’s Initiative in Building Peace: The Case of Northern Sri Lanka - Doreen Arulanantham Chawade; 8. Liberal Peace and Public Opinion - Pradeep Peiris and Kristian Stokke; Notes; References

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