By Jonathan Goodhand,Benedikt Korf,Jonathan Spencer
The interval among 2001 and 2006 observed the increase and fall of an across the world supported attempt to deliver a chronic violent clash in Sri Lanka to a relaxed solution. A ceasefire contract, signed in February 2002, used to be by way of six rounds of peace talks, yet growing to be political violence, disagreements over center concerns and a fragmentation of the constituencies of the main events ended in an eventual breakdown. within the wake of the failed peace approach a brand new executive pursued a powerful ‘war for peace’ resulting in the army defeat of the LTTE at the battlefields of the north east in may possibly 2009. This booklet brings jointly a special diversity of views in this problematical and finally unsuccessful peace process.
The contributions are established upon huge box examine and written through best Sri Lankan and overseas researchers and practitioners. The framework of ‘liberal peacebuilding’ offers an analytical place to begin for exploring the complicated and unpredictable interactions among foreign and family gamers through the war-peace-war interval. the teachings drawn from the Sri Lankan case have very important implications within the context of wider debates at the ‘liberal peace’ and publish clash peacebuilding – fairly as those debates have mostly been formed by means of the ‘high profile’ instances similar to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. This booklet is of curiosity not just to Sri Lanka experts but in addition to the broader policy/practitioner viewers, and is an invaluable contribution to South Asian studies.