Sri Lanka at Cross-roads

Sri Lanka at Cross-roads

Dilemmas and Prospects after 50 Years of Independence
Subject: Economics, Political Science
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ISBN 9780333934029
Binding Hard cover
Imprints Macmillan Publishers India
Edition 1
Language English

About the Book

This book reflects on the range of issues confronting Sri Lanka as it enters the new millennium.

About Author

S T Hettige - Professor and Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.

Markus Mayer - Resident representative of the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Colombo Office.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Dilemmas of Post-Colonial Society after 50 Years of Independence: A Critical Analysis
  • Policy and Political Issues in Economic Growth of Sri Lanka
  • State, Bureaucracy and Development
  • Developmentalism and Self-Reliance
  • The Inevitability of Violence: The Centralised State in a Plural Society
  • A State of Desire? Some Reflections on the Unreformability of Sri Lanka’s Post-Colonial Polity
  • The Genealogy of Tamil Nationalism in Post-Independent Sri Lanka
  • Fifty Years of Independence and Changing Gender Roles and Relations
  • Life Opportunities and Youth Conflict in Sri Lanka: Challenges for Regional Development Planning
  • Globalisation and Local Culture: The Case of Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan Culture Under the Impact of Globalisation: Homogenisation or Revitalisation?
  • Globalisation and Cultural Change
  • Index