THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ETHNIC CONFLICT IN SRI LANKA ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION MOBILIZATIONAL RESOURCES AND ETHNIC COLLECTIVE ACTION ROUTLEDGE CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA SERIES

Download The Political Economy Of Ethnic Conflict In Sri Lanka Economic Liberalization Mobilizational Resources And Ethnic Collective Action Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ETHNIC CONFLICT IN SRI LANKA ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION MOBILIZATIONAL RESOURCES AND ETHNIC COLLECTIVE ACTION ROUTLEDGE CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA SERIES book pdf for free now.

The Political Economy Of Ethnic Conflict In Sri Lanka

Author : Nikolaos Biziouras
ISBN : 9781317805526
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 80.17 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 152
Read : 187

At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant deaths and approximately 40,000 civilian deaths, as well as almost 1 million internally-displaced refugees and to the permanent migration abroad of nearly 130,000 civilians. With a focus on Sri Lanka, this book explores the political economy of ethnic conflict, and examines how rival political leaders are able to convince their ethnic group members to follow them into violent conflict. Specifically, it looks at how political leaders can influence and utilize changes in the level of economic liberalization in order to mobilize members of a certain ethnic group, and in the case of Sri Lanka, shows how ethnic mobilization drives can turn violent when minority ethnic groups are economically marginalized by the decisions that the majority ethnic group leaders make in order to stay in power. Taking a political economy approach to the conflict in Sri Lanka, this book is unique in its historical analysis and provides a longitudinal view of the evolution of both Tamil and Sinhalese ethnic drives. As such, this interdisciplinary study will be of interest to policy makers as well as academics in the field of South Asian studies, political science, sociology, development studies, political economy and security studies.
Category: Political Science

State And Economy

Author : Subrata Kumar Mitra
ISBN : 0415456304
Genre :
File Size : 38.25 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 936
Read : 420

Category:

Routledge Handbook Of South Asian Politics

Author : Paul R. Brass
ISBN : 9781134078578
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 79.80 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 354
Read : 711

The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics examines key issues in politics of the five independent states of the South Asian region: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Written by experts in their respective areas, this Handbook introduces the reader to the politics of South Asia by presenting the prevailing agreements and disagreements in the literature. In the first two sections, the Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the modern political history of the states of the region and an overview of the independence movements in the former colonial states. The other sections focus on the political changes that have occurred in the postcolonial states since independence, as well as the successive political changes in Nepal during the same period, and the structure and functioning of the main governmental and non-governmental institutions, including the structure of the state itself (unitary or federal), political parties, the judiciary, and the military. Further, the contributors explore several aspects of the political process and political and economic change, especially issues of pluralism and national integration, political economy, corruption and criminalization of politics, radical and violent political movements, and the international politics of the region as a whole. This unique reference work provides a comprehensive survey of the state of the field and is an invaluable resource for students and academics interested in South Asian Studies, South Asian Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations.
Category: Political Science

The Myth Of Ethnic Conflict

Author : Beverly Crawford
ISBN : UOM:39015043101859
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 53.84 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 188
Read : 253

Category: Social Science

Economic Liberalization And Political Violence

Author : Francisco Gutiérrez
ISBN : 9780745330631
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 78.66 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 908
Read : 930

A study of workers struggles against management regimes in Britain's car industry from the Second World War to the late 1980s.
Category: Political Science

The Logic Of Violence In Civil War

Author : Stathis N. Kalyvas
ISBN : 113945692X
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 68.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 154
Read : 1257

By analytically decoupling war and violence, this book explores the causes and dynamics of violence in civil war. Against the prevailing view that such violence is an instance of impenetrable madness, the book demonstrates that there is logic to it and that it has much less to do with collective emotions, ideologies, and cultures than currently believed. Kalyvas specifies a novel theory of selective violence: it is jointly produced by political actors seeking information and individual civilians trying to avoid the worst but also grabbing what opportunities their predicament affords them. Violence, he finds, is never a simple reflection of the optimal strategy of its users; its profoundly interactive character defeats simple maximization logics while producing surprising outcomes, such as relative nonviolence in the 'frontlines' of civil war.
Category: Political Science

The Chronicle Of A People S War The Military And Strategic History Of The Cambodian Civil War 1979 1991

Author : Boraden Nhem
ISBN : 9781351807654
Genre : History
File Size : 89.29 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 985
Read : 623

The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979–1991 narrates the military and strategic history of the Cambodian Civil War, especially the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK), from when it deposed the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 until the political settlement in 1991. The PRK survived in the face of a fierce insurgency due to three factors: an appealing and reasonably well-implemented political program, extensive political indoctrination, and the use of a hybrid army. In this hybrid organization, the PRK relied on both its professional, conventional army, and the militia-like, "territorial army." This latter type was lightly equipped and most soldiers were not professional. Yet the militia made up for these weaknesses with its intimate knowledge of the local terrain and its political affinity with the local people. These two advantages are keys to victory in the context of counterinsurgency warfare. The narrative and critical analysis is driven by extensive interviews and primary source archives that have never been accessed before by any scholar, including interviews with former veterans (battalion commanders, brigade commanders, division commanders, commanders of provincial military commands, commanders of military regions, and deputy chiefs of staff), articles in the People’s Army from 1979 to 1991, battlefield footage, battlefield video reports, newsreel, propaganda video, and official publications of the Cambodian Institute of Military History.
Category: History

The Politics Of India Since Independence

Author : Paul R. Brass
ISBN : 0521459702
Genre : History
File Size : 84.58 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 358
Read : 705

A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the major political, cultural and economic changes in India during the past 45 years.
Category: History

Leadership And Growth

Author : David Brady
ISBN : 0821381016
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 60.19 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 325
Read : 1262

Does leadership affect economic growth and development? Is leadership an exogenous determinant or an endogenous outcome of growth and development processes? Can we differentiate between the two? Do leaders decisions and actions vary in importance over various stages in the process, at least in successful cases? How important is choosing the right economic model? To what extent does leadership affect the explicit or implicit time horizons of policy choices? Is leadership an important determinant of inclusiveness in growth? In what ways do leaders build consensus or institutions to allow time for the economic plan to work? What challenges does economic success generate? How do successful leaders adapt to new problems such as income inequality and a rising middle class? Does the creation of new institutions play any role in solving these problems? Why do leaders often choose second best political economic compromises in economic development? This book has been prepared for the Commission on Growth and Development to evaluate the state of knowledge on the relationship between leadership and economic growth. It does not pretend to provide all the answers, but does review the evidence, identify insights and offers examples of leaders making decisions and acting in ways that enhance economic growth. It examines a variety of topics including leaders roles in: promoting national unity, building good solid institutions, choosing innovative and localized policies, and creating political consensus for long run policy implementation. Written by prominent academics and actual policy makers, Leadership and Growth seeks to create a better understanding of the role of leadership in growth and to encourage further studies of the role of leadership in economic growth.
Category: Political Science

The Separatist Conflict In Sri Lanka

Author : Asoka Bandarage
ISBN : 9781135970857
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 87.4 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 831
Read : 1042

The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) is one of the world’s most intractable contemporary armed struggles. The internationally banned LTTE is considered the prototype of modern terrorism. It is known to have introduced suicide bombing to the world, and recently became the first terrorist organization ever to acquire an air force. The ‘iron law of ethnicity’ – the assumption that cultural difference inevitably leads to conflict – has been reinforced by the 9/11 attacks and conflicts like the one in Sri Lanka. However, the connections among ethnic difference, conflict, and terrorism are not automatic. This book broadens the discourse on the separatist conflict in Sri Lanka by moving beyond the familiar bipolar Sinhala versus Tamil ethnic antagonism to show how the form and content of ethnicity are shaped by historical social forces. It develops a multipolar analysis which takes into account diverse ethnic groups, intra-ethnic, social class, caste and other variables at the local, regional and international levels. Overall, this book presents a conceptual framework useful for comparative global conflict analysis and resolution, shedding light on a host of complex issues such as terrorism, civil society, diasporas, international intervention and secessionism.
Category: Political Science