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Taking Social Development Seriously: The Experience of Sri Lanka

Price : $32.75
ISBN # : 9788132104650
Author : Laksiri Jayasuriya
pages: 248
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Published : 2010

This book presents a historical and analytical overview of social development in Sri Lanka within a social policy conceptual framework. The author identifies three distinct phases of development of social policy in the country—that of the early, late and post colonial state. Further, he shows how Sri Lankan social development has since been reframed by a combination of neo-liberalism and a protracted civil war. This shift from the country’s unique social welfare structure to one marked by warfare is examined in the context of the impact of a new `welfare regime` on its society.



Table of Contents:

Foreword by JAMES MIDGLEY Introduction I: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL POLICY Changing Ideas of Social Policy Rethinking Social Development Marshall and Citizenship Theorising II: THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN SRI LANKA The Formative Phase of Social Development in Sri Lanka Welfarism and Democratisation in the Late Colonial State (1931-48) Consolidation of the Welfare State III: The END OF AN ERA AND REFRAMING WELFARISM Retreat from the Welfare State Reclaiming Social Democracy: Charting a ‘Third Way’ for Sri Lanka Postscript: Taking Stock after the Fall of Sri Lanka’s `Berlin Wall` Afterword by NIMAL SANDERATNE References Index



Review: This is a scholarly book of singular importance. It is also a powerful statement of timely significance for a deeply conflicted society that has just endured a quarter century of bloody civil war-Sri Lanka in 2010.
Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya has achieved that double success through a rare capacity to address social theory via a comparative lens, coupled with a deep appreciation of how past and present interact...Sri Lanka may have had no Nelson Mandela to bring a statesmanship of Reconciliation, but it still has the wise reflections of this deep thinking and humane scholar. (Deryck Schreuder )

Professor Jayasuriya offers us an intriguing excursion into the history of social policy in Sri Lanka...a revealing study in the political economy of social policy and one that emphasises the importance of the interplay of historical legacies and emerging post-colonial politics...Sri Lanka may be a "unique case" but the lessons that Professor Jayasuriya draws from its welfare history are by no means unique [only for Sri Lanka]. (Roy Parker )

Jayasuriya's study purposively draws us back to important ideas about the interaction of states and markets in achieving relatively equitable social development...the author breaks out of the dominant economistic analysis of Sri Lanka's development experience. One of the elements of this theoretical fusion is an attention to the legacies of British colonial rule...But his is not simply a work of history, for Jayasuriya is very much focused on what he calls the "deteriorating contemporary human condition as a global malaise". (Kevin Hewison )

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 26 October, 2011.
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