By S. Holt
As one among South Asia’s oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a severe case to ascertain the boundaries of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and exterior engagement within the payment of civil wars. This publication is based on 9 years of study, and greater than a hundred interviews with these tormented by the struggle, NGOs, and native and foreign elites engaged within the peace process. A serious evaluate of peacebuilding and the influence of monetary restoration programmes at the peace strategy in Sri LankaTimely research – coming one and a part years after the warfare led to Sri Lanka.Based on over 9 years of precise learn and over a hundred interviewsA serious review of the liberal peace thesisAddresses hole within the literature on peacebuilding - assessing the effect of peacebuilding-type programmes at the flooring and not easy the frequent assumption that those actions hyperlink to peace.Includes a first-hand account of the location in Sri Lanka through the ceasefire within the war-affected district of demeanour
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Gaining informed consent has become an important principle of ethical research particularly in bio-medical research. It is however culturally rela- Introduction: Peacebuilding and War 15 tive and can be difficult to obtain. In this research the interview carried out with elites, those with an in depth knowledge of the conflict and the peace process, informed consent was dealt with through a formal letter of introduction and an ethics code. In the villages the purpose of the research was explained verbally and a formal introduction made.
The fourth is concerned with the overall transformative goal of peacebuilding and the limited results that these kinds of programmes have had. 1 Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery Since the end of the Cold War international involvement in war and peace has involved a myriad of organisations. These peace operations have engaged in activities that attempt to assist states in the transition from war to peace, activities like the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of combatants (DDR), the promotion and running of elections, providing monitoring and training in human rights, market liberalisation, reconstruction of infrastructure, and efforts to reconcile warring parties.
The ethical considerations of the research are also considered. Research/researcher relationship Unlike experimental type research, where the researcher attempts to control the research setting and context as well as the interaction between the researcher and the researched, it is recognised that the researcher cannot control interactions that take place during the research process. Participants are active agents, able to control aspects of the encounter by withholding or disclosing information.
Aid, Peacebuilding and the Resurgence of War: Buying Time in Sri Lanka (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies) by S. Holt