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Tamil Tigers, 1987–2002

Stephen Hopgood

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been fighting a war for the national liberation of Tamils living in the north and east of Sri Lanka since the early 1970s. This chapter addresses a ... More


Multination Federalism and Minority Rights in Sri Lanka

Rohan Edrisinha

in Multiculturalism in Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199277629
eISBN:
9780191603303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277621.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One of the biggest challenges facing Sri Lanka is managing relations between its two largest ethnic groups: the (predominantly Buddhist) Sinhalese majority, and the (predominantly Hindu) Ceylon Tamil ... More


Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Torkel Brekke

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199252367
eISBN:
9780191602047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925236X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents three case studies on the construction and politics of religious identity in the Indian regions during the 19th century. It explores the leadership of three religions: the Hindus ... More


Sri Lanka: Civil Strife, Civil Society, and the State 1983–1995

Meghan O'sullivan

in War and Underdevelopment

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241880
eISBN:
9780191696978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241880.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines Sri Lanka, looking beyond the destructive elements of conflict to examine the transforming effects of conflict. After analysing war-inflicted change at the macrolevel, it ... More


Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Diego Gambetta

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book attempts to shed light on suicide missions and provide answers to the questions we all ask. Are these the actions of aggressive religious zealots and unbridled, irrational radicals or is ... More


Sri Lanka

Damien Kingsbury

in The Responsibility to Protect

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199797769
eISBN:
9780199919369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797769.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the months between January and May 2009, the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) unleashed a full military offensive against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, or Tamil Tigers) in Sri Lanka's ... More


South Asia After the Cold War: Adjusting to New Realities

P. R. Kumaraswamy

in The Third World Beyond the Cold War: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295518
eISBN:
9780191599217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295510.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Looks at the different levels of change in the countries of South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) since the end of the cold war, and attempts to determine how, and to ... More


Irrigation Management—Does Bottom Up Work Better than Top Down in Sri Lanka?

Gamini Herath

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In Sri Lanka, the major institutional innovation introduced since the 1980s is the Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) to water user associations (WUAs). In situations where top-down transfer ... More


The Dynamics of Coalition Politics and Democracy in Sri Lanka

Jayadeva Uyangoda

in Coalition Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198079392
eISBN:
9780199082735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079392.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores political contexts and conditions that have made coalition politics an enduring feature in the politics of parliamentary governance in Sri Lanka since the political independence ... More


Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

K. M. De Silva

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The historiography of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from the early 19th century to the 1830s was profoundly affected by the British conquest of the littoral districts during 1795–96, and the absorption from ... More


An Overview of the Case Studies

Valpy FitzGerald, Frances Stewart, and Michael Wang

in War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241866
eISBN:
9780191696961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

To understand exactly how various economic and political processes condition the costs of war, and how economies actually operate under conflict, in-depth studies at the country level are essential. ... More


The Political Economy of Preferential Trade in South Asia: The Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

Rahul Mukherji

in International Relations Theory and South Asia: Security, Political Economy, Domestic Politics, Identities, and Images Vol. 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198069652
eISBN:
9780199082742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069652.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter explains why the Indo-Sri Lanka free trade agreement was signed in 1998 and came into force in 2000. It argues that changes in policy-relevant economic ideas and exogenous factors were ... More


Twilight of the Tigers: Peace Efforts and Power Struggles in Sri Lanka

G. H. Peiris

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699456
eISBN:
9780199080229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699456.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book examines the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka since the initiation of the ceasefire in December 2001. The ceasefire sought to end the violent confrontation between the Liberation Tigers ... More


Re-designing the Architecture of the State?: Sri Lanka's Transition from Civil War to Post-Civil War State

Jayadeva Uyangoda

in International Relations Theory and South Asia: Security, Political Economy, Domestic Politics, Identities, and Images Vol. 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198069652
eISBN:
9780199082742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069652.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the possibilities that existed, before the civil war ended in Sri Lanka in 2009, for state reform in Sri Lanka in conjunction with a negotiated settlement between the government ... More


The Maṇimēkalai's Buddhist Community Envisioned

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The community of Buddhists imagined within the narrative world of the Maṇimēkalai itself is considered – a community whose locus is not the geographical region of Tamil‐speaking southern India in the ... More


Sri Lanka

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the ebb and flow of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) use of suicide terrorism over the course of the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka that ended in 2009. It suggests ... More


Experiences of Direct Support

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The strategy of support‐led security is examined, reflected in the experiences of some selected countries, in particular, Sri Lanka, Chile, and Costa Rica. This strategy is distinguished by the use ... More


China’s Influence in Sri Lanka: Negotiating Development, Authoritarianism, and Regional Transformation

Neil DeVotta

in Rising China's Influence in Developing Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758518
eISBN:
9780191818417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758518.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter emphasizes the important mediating role played by domestic politics and corruption in determining the degree of Chinese influence. It describes Sri Lanka’s ‘hard authoritarian’ ... More


Women and Kandyan Dance: Negotiating Gender and Tradition in Sri Lanka

Susan A. Reed

in Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Women and girl dancers are ubiquitous in Sri Lanka, performing in a variety of sites, from school concerts and government ceremonials to religious processions and Buddhist temples. This chapter ... More


Assimilation and Resistance: Kamala Markandaya and A. Sivanandan

Ruvani Ranasinha

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Kamala Markandaya's work alongside the writings of her contemporary, Sri Lankan activist Ambalavener Sivanandan. On arrival in Britain, Sivanandan assimilated, not into dominant ... More


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