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Aid, peacebuilding and the resurgence of war : buying time in Sri Lanka /
Sarah Holt.
imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xviii, 222 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230240275 (hardback), 9780230240278 (hardback)
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imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230240275 (hardback)
9780230240278 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Peacebuilding and War -- Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery -- Sri Lankas Liberal War -- The 2002-2006 Sri Lankan Peace Process -- Peacebuilding at the Grassroots -- The Resurgence of War -- Building Peace or Buying Time?
abstract
"As one of South Asia's oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a critical case to examine the limits of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and external engagement in the settlement of civil wars.This book is based on nine years of research and more than 100 interviews with those affected by the war, NGOs, and local and international elites engaged in the peace process"--
catalogue key
7603515
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-215) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sarah Holt has taught and lectured at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK and the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title, based on extensive fieldwork and over nine years of research, investigates the approach taken by the Sri Lankan government and international donors to prioritise economic recovery in the hope that it would drive the 2002 peace process and build peace.
Description for Bookstore
A critical assessment of peacebuilding and the impact of economic recovery programmes on the peace process in Sri Lanka
Description for Bookstore
A critical assessment of peacebuilding and the impact of economic recovery programmes on the peace process in Sri Lanka
Long Description
How do wars end and what can external actors do to assist in this process? Close examination of the four-year Sri Lankan ceasefire and peace process offers some answers. This book, based on extensive fieldwork and over nine years of research, investigates the approach taken by the Sri Lankan Government and international donors to prioritise economic recovery in the hope that it would drive the 2002 peace process and build peace. Rather than a peace settlement, the outcome of this internationalised peace process was the bloodiest episode in Sri Lanka's 26-year conflict, and the defeat by the Government of the Tamil Tigers. Aid, Peacebuilding and the Resurgence of War provides an evidence-based account of the challenges that face the peacebuilding project, a critique of the liberal peace thesis, and highlights the tensions between the approaches of the traditional western-donors and new donors from emerging economies. It contributes to the policy/practitioner debate over best practice during conflict and to better understanding of the Sri Lankan civil war and its conclusion.
Main Description
As one of South Asia's oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a critical case to examine the limits of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and external engagement in the settlement of civil wars. This book is based on nine years of research, and more than 100 interviews with those affected by the war, NGOs, and local and international elites engaged in the peace process.
Main Description
As one of South Asia’s oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a critical case to examine the limits of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and external engagement in the settlement of civil wars. This book is based on nine years of research, and more than 100 interviews with those affected by the war, NGOs, and local and international elites engaged in the peace process.
Main Description
As one of South Asias oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a critical case to examine the limits of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and external engagement in the settlement of civil wars. This book is based on nine years of research, and more than 100 interviews with those affected by the war, NGOs, and local and international elites engaged in the peace process. A critical assessment of peacebuilding and the impact of economic recovery programmes on the peace process in Sri Lanka Timely analysis - coming one and a half years after the war ended in Sri Lanka. Based on over nine years of detailed research and over 100 interviews A critical assessment of the liberal peace thesis Addresses gap in the literature on peacebuilding - assessing the impact of peacebuilding-type programmes on the ground and challenging the widespread assumption that these activities link to peace. Includes a first-hand account of the situation in Sri Lanka during the ceasefire in the war-affected district of Manner
Main Description
As one of South Asia's oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a critical case to examine the limits of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and external engagement in the settlement of civil wars. This book is based on nine years of research, and more than 100 interviews with those affected by the war, NGOs, and local and international elites engaged in the peace process. A critical assessment of peacebuilding and the impact of economic recovery programmes on the peace process in Sri Lanka Timely analysis - coming one and a half years after the war ended in Sri Lanka. Based on over nine years of detailed research and over 100 interviews A critical assessment of the liberal peace thesis Addresses gap in the literature on peacebuilding - assessing the impact of peacebuilding-type programmes on the ground and challenging the widespread assumption that these activities link to peace. Includes a first-hand account of the situation in Sri Lanka during the ceasefire in the war-affected district of Manner
Main Description
As one of South Asia's oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a critical case to examine the limits of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and external engagement in the settlement of civil wars. This book is based on nine years of research, and more than 100 interviews with those affected by the war, NGOs, and local and international elites engaged in the peace process. A critical assessment of peacebuilding and the impact of economic recovery programmes on the peace process in Sri Lanka Timely analysis coming one and a half years after the war ended in Sri Lanka. Based on over nine years of detailed research and over 100 interviews A critical assessment of the liberal peace thesis Addresses gap in the literature on peacebuilding - assessing the impact of peacebuilding-type programmes on the ground and challenging the widespread assumption that these activities link to peace. Includes a first-hand account of the situation in Sri Lanka during the ceasefire in the war-affected district of Manner
Table of Contents
Lists of Maps, Tables and Figuresp. ix
Prefacep. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Glossaryp. xii
Acronymsp. xiii
Introduction: Peacebuilding and Warp. 1
Peacebuilding and peace processesp. 2
Methodologyp. 6
The outline of the bookp. 15
Peacebuilding and Economic Recoveryp. 18
Defining peacebuildingp. 18
The timing of peacebuildingp. 25
Theories of peacebuildingp. 27
Peacebuilding since World War IIp. 36
Conclusionp. 45
Sri Lanka's 'Liberal' Warp. 48
Ethnic demographyp. 48
Efforts to resolve the Sri Lankan conflict 1948-2002p. 61
A Sri Lankan peacep. 70
Conclusionp. 75
The 2002-2006 Sri Lankan Peace Processp. 77
The Norwegian mediated peace processp. 77
Peacebuilding as a policy approach in Sri Lankap. 84
The practicalities of prioritising economic recovery issuesp. 93
Conclusionp. 103
Peacebuilding at the Grassrootsp. 106
Mannar districtp. 107
Before and after the MoU - Mannar's changing situationp. 110
Searching for the link between peace and developmentp. 128
Conclusionp. 135
The Resurgence of Warp. 136
The politics of warp. 136
The LTTEp. 141
The Government of Sri Lankap. 143
International involvementp. 145
Return to Mannarp. 150
A negative peacep. 152
Conclusionp. 157
Building Peace or Buying Time?p. 159
Peacebuilding in theoryp. 160
Peacebuilding in practicep. 161
What kind of peace?p. 162
The challenges of transforming a statep. 163
The prioritisation of economic recoveryp. 166
Notesp. 169
Indexp. 216
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