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Delat ansvar för ett enat Sri Lanka: asymmetriska relationers påverkan på fredsprocessen

Örnfelt, Helena (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Since 1983 the people of Sri Lanka has endured an ongoing Civil war, however the intencity has varied over the years. The aim of this theses is to examine what influence the asymmetric relationship between the Sri Lankan goverment and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has on the process of negotiating a solution to the civil war. I am also examining whether the asymmetical relationship has changed over time and if these changes have had any effect on the process.

To analyze the asymmetries I divide them into material and non-material. I measure the material asymmetries in economic and military resourses, and to measure the non-material I use indicators such as commitment, alternative, controll and legitimacy.

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Since 1983 the people of Sri Lanka has endured an ongoing Civil war, however the intencity has varied over the years. The aim of this theses is to examine what influence the asymmetric relationship between the Sri Lankan goverment and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has on the process of negotiating a solution to the civil war. I am also examining whether the asymmetical relationship has changed over time and if these changes have had any effect on the process.

To analyze the asymmetries I divide them into material and non-material. I measure the material asymmetries in economic and military resourses, and to measure the non-material I use indicators such as commitment, alternative, controll and legitimacy.

The results show that the asymmetrical relations between the parties in Sri Lanka have changed since the 1990s. Factors like 9/11 and the recurrent suicide bombings by the LTTE has had a great influence on the singalese-tamil relationsship. Norway, as a facilitator, has made these changes evolve into negotiations. The change in the asymmetic relationship seem to be one the reasons to why the cease-fire from 2002 still lasts. (Less)
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author
Örnfelt, Helena
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Sri Lanka, asymmetry, negotiation process and outcomes, third parties, implementation., Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1328250
date added to LUP
2006-02-10
date last changed
2006-02-10
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  abstract     = {Since 1983 the people of Sri Lanka has endured an ongoing Civil war, however the intencity has varied over the years. The aim of this theses is to examine what influence the asymmetric relationship between the Sri Lankan goverment and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has on the process of negotiating a solution to the civil war. I am also examining whether the asymmetical relationship has changed over time and if these changes have had any effect on the process.

To analyze the asymmetries I divide them into material and non-material. I measure the material asymmetries in economic and military resourses, and to measure the non-material I use indicators such as commitment, alternative, controll and legitimacy.

The results show that the asymmetrical relations between the parties in Sri Lanka have changed since the 1990s. Factors like 9/11 and the recurrent suicide bombings by the LTTE has had a great influence on the singalese-tamil relationsship. Norway, as a facilitator, has made these changes evolve into negotiations. The change in the asymmetic relationship seem to be one the reasons to why the cease-fire from 2002 still lasts.},
  author       = {Örnfelt, Helena},
  keyword      = {Sri Lanka,asymmetry,negotiation process and outcomes,third parties,implementation.,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Delat ansvar för ett enat Sri Lanka: asymmetriska relationers påverkan på fredsprocessen},
  year         = {2006},
}