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This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.
Chapter 7: Risky Subjects: Militarization in Post-war Sri Lanka
Risky Subjects: Militarization in Post-war Sri Lanka
The entrenchment of militarization in Sri Lanka's sociopolitical fabric was one of the most significant outcomes of its ethnic war, fought during 1983–2009 between the Sri Lankan security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) over a separate Tamil state. Militarization, as the process by which communities not only become reliant on militaries for their security and everyday well-being but also consent to military control of civilian life and spaces, was a precondition of the war (Chenoy 2002, 4; de Mel 2007; Enloe 2000, 3). Its continued role in the management of post-war society made it a vital ally of the early ...