ISBN: 978 984 05 1793 0

Cover Type: HB

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Evolving Security Discourse in Sri Lanka: From National Security to Human Security

By Gamini Keerawella (Author)

Publisher(s): Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies    The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: 2008 No. of Pages: 171 Weight (kg): 0.5


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Sri Lanka at independence in 1948 was an oasis of stability, peace and security. It was a shining example of parliamentary democracy in the Third World. During the 1980s, however, violent ethnic conflict, emergency rule, the manipulation of the electoral process and the erosion of the welfare safety-net transformed Sri Lanka into a highly volatile locus of ethno-political conflict with severe human security deficit. The book explores the symbiotic relationship between traditional and human security in Sri Lanka in academic as well as in practical terms. It argues that human security discourse may bring about conceptual breakthrough on the security of the state which is essential to find a way out of the complex emergencies arising from the internal crisis of Sri Lanka.

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books International Relations and Security Studies South Asian Studies

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