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The politics of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Author: Robert N Kearney
Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] Cornell University Press [1973]
Series: South Asian political systems.
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Kearney, Robert N.
Politics of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Ithaca [N.Y.] Cornell University Press [1973]
(OCoLC)576620722
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Kearney
ISBN: 0801407982 9780801407987
OCLC Number: 640838
Description: xvii, 249 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Richard L. Park --
1. Ceylonese society and history. Society and people of Ceylon ; Historical background --
2. Structure and process of government. The legislature ; The cabinet and executive authority ; The public service and administration ; Local government --
3. Political parties. Competitive pluralism ; Party positions and perspectives ; Party organization and membership --
4. Elections, voting, and campaigns. The electoral system ; Voters, candidates, and campaigns --
5. Communal loyalties and groups in politics. The politics of ethnic groups and language ; Religious identifications in politics ; The role of caste in politics --
6. Challenges to the political order. Coercive protest and political violence ; Problems of economic development ; Conclusion: Political development, performance, and prospects of the Ceylonese polity.
Series Title: South Asian political systems.
Responsibility: [by] Robert N. Kearney.

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