Power and politics - in the shadow of Sri Lanka's armed conflict

Sida Studies no. 25

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Sida Studies
Camilla Orjuela , Sunil Bastian , Sepali Kottegoda , Jayadeva Uyangoda
This multi-dimensional power analysis is essential to understand Sri Lanka’s efforts towards post-war reconstruction, and the ways in which outside interventions into conflict resolution and development become part of and transform various power struggles. Although the context in which power is maintained and resisted is in some ways radically new in post-war Sri Lanka, we also see that much of the uneven power relations, as well as the attempts to challenge them, remain and will continue to shape politics and life in Sri Lanka in the future.

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