Post-War Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Prospects and Challenges - Book

"Chapter 11: Peace Processes and Peace-Building in Sri Lanka: 217
Special Reference to the Setting up of the
De-Merged Eastern Provincial Council"

Seyed M. M. Bazeer

Post-War Reconstruction in Sri Lanka
Prospects and Challenges

Notes on Contributors vii
Introduction xi
Acknowledgements xix

Chapter 1: Multiculturalism and Nationalism in a Globalising 1
World: The Case of Sri Lanka
Kalinga Tudor Silva and Siri Hettige

Chapter 2: Reconstruction Challenges in Sri Lanka 17
Michael Schulz and Pradeep Peiris

Chapter 3: Social Reconciliation amidst Material Reconstruction 49
Dhammika Herath

Chapter 4: Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation from a 81
Buddhist Perspective
Sumana Ratnayaka

Chapter 5: Japan’s Peace-Building Efforts in Sri Lanka: 95
Consolidation of Peace and Nation-Building
S.M.M. Ismail, M.M.Fazil and A.Rameez

Chapter 6: Kashmir: Building Peace through Democratic 125
Karuna Thakur

Chapter 7: The Role of Resettlement and Sheltering in Peace- 143
Building Process: The NEHRP Experience in Jaffna
C. Elankumaran

Chapter 8: Conflict and Livelihood Revival: Evidence from 171
Affected Communities in the Eastern Province of
Sri Lanka
Nina A. Brattvoll and Ponniah Sivarajah

Chapter 9: Prospects on the Renewal of Agriculture-Driven 183
Livelihood to Sustain Peace and Development in
Northern Sri Lanka
G. Mikunthan

Chapter 10: Nucleus Entrepreneur Exchange: Sustainable Peace- 207
Building through Economic and Social Integration
Amina Yoosuf

Chapter 11: Peace Processes and Peace-Building in Sri Lanka: 217
Special Reference to the Setting up of the
De-Merged Eastern Provincial Council
Seyed M. M. Bazeer

Chapter 12: Eastern Fish are Still Singing, Does Anyone Listen? 233
Self-Perceptions and Identity on Social Inclusion
of Youth in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Fazeeha Azmi and Ragnhild Lund

Chapter 13: Out of Horror, Hope: Psycho-Social Training 251
Outcomes in the Northern Disaster Zone

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) launched its latest publication on Post War Reconstruction: Prospects and Challenges on the 16th of December 2010. This is one of the first books published locally or international on Reconstruction in Sri Lanka. This volume is edited by Dr. Dhammika Herath, Prof. Kristine Höglund, Prof. Michael Schulz, and Prof. Kalinga Tudor Silva.

This book consists of a collection of papers from the first ever conference on “Peace and Development in Sri Lanka” which took place in Kandy, 23-25 August 2009. The purpose of the conference was to bring together and initiate a process of dialogue among local and international researchers and doctoral students, who study peace and development issues in Sri Lanka, and practitioners seeking to address the same issues. The practitioner side was represented by professionals engaged in peace and development through their work in International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and government institutions. The papers in this book reflect the participants’ practical experience and research findings stemming from ongoing research projects and the book lays a heavy emphasis on the potential for reconstruction, reconciliation and development in the war-affected regions of Sri Lanka.

This work will be of interest and practical utility to academics, policy-makers and practitioners in government, non-governmental or donor institutions in their efforts to guide the rebuilding processes in the northeast of Sri Lanka.

Hard cover; 272+xvii pp; Rs. 400, US$ 20 (excluding postage)

Janet LeValley

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