This guide features selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Asia and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.
Call Number: DS489.5 .W52 2006 Hillman General Collection
Since the late 1970s civil war has left Sri Lanka in an almost permanent state of crisis; conventional histories of the country by liberal and Marxist scholars in the last two decades have thus tended to focus on the state's failure to accommodate the needs and demands of the minorities. The entire history of the twentieth century has been tied to this one key issue. Sri Lanka in the Modern Age offers a fresh perspective based on new research. Above all, the author has written a history of the peoples of Sri Lanka rather than a history of the nation-state.
This book provides a study of the war by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to create a separate state in Sri Lanka. It examines the ways in which this war should have invoked ‘Responsibility to Protect’ principles, as well as the political, legal and practical problems involved and why the international community failed to act. By considering the example of Sri Lanka, the text focuses on what conditions could satisfy the application of responsibility to protect. Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect will be of great interest to students of South-East Asian politics, human rights, international law, ethnic conflict, security studies and IR in general.