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19. maj 2011

Article: "Entanglements of politics and education in Sri Lanka"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this article I argue that in Sri Lanka the field of education has been a constant and significant element in the relationship between population and politicians, and it plays an important role in most people's experiences and understandings of politics, just as it affects their own political participation. Hence, education is not only a resource to be distributed through politics; it is a social domain that directly affects how politics itself is constituted and practiced.

by Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

This is a chapter in

Trysts with Democracy. Political Practice in South Asia. Eds. Stig Toft Madsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Uwe Skoda.
Anthem South Asian Studies. London: Anthem Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-85728-773-1 (hardback).