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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


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


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


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


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


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