Case Studies on the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the LTTE (Sri Lanka)

TitleCase Studies on the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the LTTE (Sri Lanka)
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleContributions to the Berghof Transitions Series
Year of Publication2008
VolumeBerghof Series Resistance / Liberation Movements and Transition to Politics No.3 & 4
PublisherBerghof Conflict Research
Accession Number1045

Berghof Transitions Series: New case studies on the CPN-M (Nepal) and the LTTE (Sri Lanka).(Editor's note on the series:)
This case-study is one of a series produced by participants in an ongoing Berghof research project on transitions from violence to peace ('Resistance/Liberation Movements and Transition to Politics'). The project's overall aim is to learn from the experience of those in resistance or liberation movements who have used violence in their struggle but have also engaged politically during the conflict and in any peace process. Recent experience around the world has demonstrated that reaching political settlement in protracted social conflict always eventually needs the involvement of such movements. Our aim here is to discover how, from a non-state perspective, such political development is handled, what is the relationship between political and military strategies and tactics, and to learn more about how such movements (often sweepingly and simplistically bundled under the label of non-state armed groups) contribute to the transformation of conflict and to peacemaking. We can then use that experiential knowledge (1) to offer support to other movements who might be considering such a shift of strategy, and (2) to help other actors (states and international) to understand more clearly how to engage meaningfully with such movements to bring about political progress and peaceful settlement. The views expressed are those of the authors and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies or any of its constituent agencies.
We are pleased to announce the release of two further reports in Berghof's new publication series on resistance/liberation movements in transition from arms to politics.Kiyoko Ogura: Seeking State Power - The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), 55 pp., March 2008, ISBN 978-3-927783-89-8 - Berghof Transitions No. 3 Nadarajah, Luxshi Vimalarajah: The Politics of Transformation: The LTTE and the 2002-2006 Peace Process in Sri Lanka, 59 pp., April 2008, ISBN 978-3-927783-90-4 - Berghof Transitions No. 4

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