The Deception of Victory: The JVP in Sri Lanka and the Long-Term Dynamics of Rebel Reintegration

  title={The Deception of Victory: The JVP in Sri Lanka and the Long-Term Dynamics of Rebel Reintegration},
  author={Tom Hill},
  journal={International Peacekeeping},
  pages={357 - 374}
  • T. Hill
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Political Science
  • International Peacekeeping
This article examines the 40-year history of post-conflict reintegration of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in Sri Lanka. This case study demonstrates that post-civil war reintegration can be as complex and important to peace following an outright military victory as following a formally negotiated settlement. This finding challenges a dominant assumption in the civil wars literature: that decisive military victories create a simpler and more enduring peace because they remove the… 
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