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Beyond the Time and Space of Peace Talks: Re-Appropriating the Peace Process in Sri Lanka

McGregor, L (2006) 'Beyond the Time and Space of Peace Talks: Re-Appropriating the Peace Process in Sri Lanka.' International Journal of Peace Studies, 11 (1). 39 - 57. ISSN 1085-7494

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Abstract

A peace process almost always acts as the catalyst to transition from conflict. In reality, the peace process is usually dominated by peace negotiations between the main contending parties who are able to direct the content and progress of the movement towards peace. However, as conflicts rarely reduce into bilateral disputes, the elite nature of peace talks can exclude or ignore broader, cross- cutting interests in society. Using the Sri Lankan peace process as the central case study, this article explores both the illegitimacy of containing the peace process at the macro-level and the valuable contribution of civil society subordinated in the efforts to achieve peace. The article concludes that all levels of society must be engaged in peace processes in order to realise a deep and sustainable peace.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jake Newell
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2015 11:44
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 22:39
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13461

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