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Ceylon: Dilemmas of a New Nation

Author:
Wriggins, William Howard

ISBN:
978 0 691 65246 7
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
520
List price(s):
187.50 USD
158.95 GBP
178.20 EUR

Publication date:
16 May 2017

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The fate of the newly independent nation is absorbing the attention of statesmen and scholars. This comprehensive study of Ceylon since its independence in 1947 provides a case study of the fundamental issues in these new Asian and African nations. Mr. Wriggins, who spent two years in Ceylon, presents the full historic, economic, political, and social background. He discusses the current political situation in Ceylon, the effect of universal franchise, the increasing communal disorders, the resulting dilemma of representative government, the search for an adequate foreign policy. His findings, which are based on extensive on-the-spot research, illuminate the crucial problem of political change. Originally published in 1960. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Table of contents: 

*Frontmatter, pg. i*ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, pg. vii*CONTENTS, pg. ix*CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION: THE ISSUES, pg. 1*CHAPTER II. HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL SETTING, pg. 11*CHAPTER III. THE ECONOMIC SETTING, pg. 51*CHAPTER IV. CONSTITUTIONAL EVOLUTION, pg. 79*CHAPTER V. THE ACTORS OF POLITICS, pg. 104*CHAPTER VI. RELIGIOUS REVIVAL AND CULTURAL NATIONALISM, pg. 169*CHAPTER VII. THE PROBLEM OF NATIONAL UNITY, pg. 211*CHAPTER VIII. TOWARD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, pg. 271*CHAPTER IX. THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956, pg. 326*CHAPTER X. FOREIGN POLICY, pg. 373*CHAPTER XI. ASIAN SOLIDARITY AND CEYLON'S FOREIGN POLICY, pg. 418*BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 471*INDEX, pg. 485

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