From civil war to soft authoritarianism: Sri Lanka in comparative perspective

@article{Devotta2010FromCW,
  title={From civil war to soft authoritarianism: Sri Lanka in comparative perspective},
  author={N. Devotta},
  journal={Global Change, Peace \& Security},
  year={2010},
  volume={22},
  pages={331 - 343}
}
  • N. Devotta
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Global Change, Peace & Security
In May 2009 Sri Lanka’s government proclaimed that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which spent 26 years waging a brutal war to create a separate state, had been defeated. Amidst the justifiable celebrations that followed, many hoped that the island could finally cast aside the ethnic divisions of the previous five decades and revert to the polyethnic and democratic promise that accompanied independence in February 1948. Yet the ethnocentric trajectory Sri Lanka embraced, starting… Expand
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