Liberal Peace in Question: Politics of State and Market Reform in Sri Lanka
Kristian Stokke, Jayadeva Uyangoda
Anthem Press, 2011 - Political Science - 204 pages
`A valuable edited volume on a paradigm for peace making which will both inform and enrich academic and policy level debate on the subject, and the particular challenge Sri Lanka now faces of moving from a post-war to a post-conflict Situation.'---Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Sri Lanka
`The essays in this book deserve a wide readership. Together they provide an illuminating examination of the failure of international attempts to craft a liberal peace in Sri Lanka, in the context of analyses of the impacts of neo-liberalism on Sri Lanka's polity, economy and society. Their findings are certainly not happy ones, but they are of great importance for all those who are concerned with peace-building, both in general and in Sri Lanka in particular.---John Harriss, Professor and Director, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Liberal Peace In Question: Politics of State and Market Reform in Sri Lanka 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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