Polity

Polity Vol.9 No.1 & 2

Editorial Polity Turns 30! ‘Executive Authoritarianism’ as Sri Lanka’s New Political Normal since COVID19* – Jayadeva Uyangoda US Withdrawal from Afghanistan and Its Impact on Sri Lankan Democracy – Pradeep Peiris Reflections from a State Quarantine Centre during COVID19: Militarisation of the Welfare State in Sri Lanka – Thavarasa Anukuvi Maligawatte, 2020 – Vivimarie VanderPoorten …

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Polity Vol.8 No.1 & 2

Editorial: Environment & Society in Sri Lanka, pp. 02 – 03 Crossing Borders: Sovereign Life and Sovereignty – Sivamohan Sumathy , pp. 04-07 Beyond Numbers: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Response, Politics and People – Ramya Kumar, pp. 8 – 13 April Theses with 2020 Vision – Quincy Saul , pp. 14-20 The Politics of Environmental Movements …

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Polity Vol.5 No.3 & 4 (Double Issue)

IT WAS ELECTION TIME  Jayadeva Uyangoda 03 FROM ‘POST-WAR’ TO POLITICAL SOLUTION  N.Shanmugaratnam 10 THE 2010 GENERAL ELECTION Pradeep Peiris 14 RECONFIGURING PATRONAGE POLITICS  Minna Thaheer 20 CULT OF CELEBRITY AND THE ELECTRONICS Maya 26 BOOK REVIEWS TURNING ETHNOGRAPHIC TABLES: THE POLITICS OF WARZONE WRITING Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake 28 AVATAR AS PARABLE Rohini Hensman 31 WHEN …

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Polity Vol.5 No.2

NO RETURN TO THE GALLOWS 4 HANG THE DEATH PENALTY! 13 CREEPING TALIBANIZATION? 15 BUDDHISM DURING COLONIAL RULE Terry C. Muck 17 THE MOON IN THE WATER John Stifler 20 POVERTY AND PEOPLE’S POWER Nimal Sanderatne 22 THE CONTRADICTIONS OF RELIGIOUS PRETENSIONS Asoka Ekanayaka 24 UPALI COORAY (1939-2009) Charles Wesley Ervin 26 1947 GENERAL STRIKE- …

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