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The Politics of Sinhala-Buddhist Cosmology – Kalana Senaratne

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.54-58 (Download PDF) Dr. Kalana Senaratne’s review of Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne’s Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka critically contextualizes the text in the wider debates over Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism. It also highlights both the strengths and the limits of de Silva Wijeyeratne’s contribution to understanding …

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The Cue for Quotas: An Interview with Chulani Kodikara

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.34-39 (Download PDF) In our first interview, Chulani Kodikara, an academic and activist who has spent many years advocating and working towards a quota for women in local governance, reflects on why the recently introduced quota was necessary and timely. She also shares with us her …

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The Fantasy of Our Detachment: Racism and Complicity in Vijith Nuwan’s Silgath Billo – Andi Schubert

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.64-65 (Download PDF) Andi Schubert’s review of Silgath Billo focuses on the play’s discussion of the role of complicity in shaping responses to hardline nationalist movements such as Sinha Le that have gained ground recently. By doing so, Schubert locates the play within broader discussions on …

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“Meh Uthumwu Dehaya”: The Necropolitical Aftermath of January 8th – Andi Schubert

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.24-31 (Download PDF) Andi Schubert examines the relationship between death and the radical promises of accountability, Rule of Law, and good governance that undergirded the Yahapalana movement. By mapping political conversations about corpses, his paper asks us to consider how the question of life and death …

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From Good Governance to Inept Governance – Jayadeva Uyangoda

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.6-9 (Download PDF) Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda’s article traces some of the contentious issues that have emerged since 2015 to point out the danger of the new government’s tendency to ignore multiple crises of credibility and legitimacy. From Good Governance to Inept Governance – Jayadeva Uyangoda by …

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Transitional Justice in Post-war Sri Lanka: Dilemmas and Prospects – Nipunika O. Lecamwasam

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.14-17 (Download PDF) Nipunika Lecamwasam’s article draws our attention to the critical question of how a transitional justice agenda is to progress in the context of competing visions for the reconciliation process. Lecamwasam thereby directs our attention to the difficulties of developing a Transitional Justice agenda …

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