The book critiques the country's social policy from the perspectives of the Western theories of 'welfare state' and development studies. It also provides valuable insights into the issues of modernization and democratization in colonial settings by analysing the distinctive nature of the Sri Lankan colonial experience. The book also looks at the future prospects of development in Sri Lanka in view of the unfolding of the complex social and political milieu following the end of the twenty-five-year-old civil war in the country.
This book will be a seminal reference resource for students and researchers working in the fields of development studies, colonial studies, South Asian studies, sociology, history and political science.
|Changing Ideas of Social Policy|
|Rethinking Social Development|
|Marshall and Citizenship Theorising|
|The Formative Phase of Social Development in Sri Lanka|
|Welfarism and Democratisation in the Late Colonial State (1931-1948)|
|Consolidation of the Welfare State|
|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|