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The State and Peasant Politics in Sri Lanka


Part of Cambridge South Asian Studies

  • Date Published: January 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521047760

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  • Dr Moore's enterprising book focuses on an apparent paradox: the failure of Sri Lanka's highly politicized smallholder electorate to place on the national political agenda issues relating to the public distribution of material resources. Sri Lanka has more than fifty years' history of pluralist democracy and such issues directly affect the interests of the smallholder population. Yet successive Sri Lankan governments have pursued economic policies favouring food consumers and the state itself at the expense of agricultural producers. In exploring the features of Sri Lanka's history, geography, politics and economy which explain this paradox, the author looks in detail at some of the dominant features of contemporary Sri Lanka: the political consequences of the plantation experience; the persistence of elite political leadership; and the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict.

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    • Date Published: January 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521047760
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of tables
    Glossary of Sri Lankan terms
    1. Puzzles and agendas
    2. Methods, scope and elaborations
    3. Crown lands
    4. Land reform
    5. Pricing and agricultural services
    6. Categorising space: urban-rural and core-periphery
    7. A smallholder interest or smallholder interests?
    8. Rural consciousness
    9. Ethnic conflict and the politics of the periphery
    10. The Sri Lankan polity
    11. Concluding remarks

  • Author

    Mick Moore

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