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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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Polity Vol.5 No.1

CONVERSATIONS WITH ROMILA THAPAR 02 SPECIAL SECTION ON GENDER REMEMBERING SELINA PERERA Charles Wesley Ervin 05 FEMALE LEADERS IN SOUTH ASIA Devanesan Nesiah 12 FROM CAGED BIRD TO EMANCIPATED WOMAN Sarojini Jayawickrama 16 BERNADEEN SILVA Suriya Wickremasinghe 29 ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEMOCRACY 32 IN MEMORIAM- SYDNEY WANASINGHE 34

Polity Vol.4 No.6

PRESIDENT OBAMA  Sankaran Krishna 03 THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 PARTS 3 & 4  Judy Walters Pasqualge 05 A WALL COMES TUMBLING DOWN Devanesan Nesiah 28 WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS G.Chris Rodrigo 30 SRI LANKA’S CIVIL WAR Ram Manikkalingam 35 100TH BIRTHDAY OF CAROLINE ANTHONY PILLAI Charles Wesley Ervin 40 LOOKING BACK Jean Arasanayagam 44 MARXISM …

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