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Ambivalence, contingency and the failure of exclusion: The ontological schema of the 1972 constitution of the Republic of Sri Lanka

Wijeyeratne, Roshan de Silva (1996) Ambivalence, contingency and the failure of exclusion: The ontological schema of the 1972 constitution of the Republic of Sri Lanka. Social and Legal Studies, 5 (3). 365-&. ISSN 0964-6639. (doi:10.1177/096466399600500305) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:18576)

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Abstract

The 1972 Constitution of Sri Lanka is here posited as reflecting the hierarchical ontology of the Sinhalese Buddhist cosmos. This cosmology is, however, ambivalent in that good as represented by the Buddha 'encompasses' evil as represented by the demonic. This dynamic of a failed exclusion is I shall argue evidenced in the 1972 Constitution in which the Sinhalese 'encompass' the Tamil minority in a hierarchical relation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/096466399600500305
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2009 20:13 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18576 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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