Aid, Peacebuilding And The Resurgence Of War: Buying Time in Sri Lanka

Hardcover | February 8, 2011

byS. Holt

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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

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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 engag...

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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:February 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230240275

ISBN - 13:9780230240278

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Table of Contents

Peacebuilding and War 
Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery
Sri Lanka’s ‘Liberal’ War
The 2002-2006 Sri Lankan Peace Process
Peacebuilding at the Grassroots 
The Resurgence of War
Building Peace or Buying Time?