(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The political geography of war's end : territorialisation, circulation, and moral anxiety in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KLEM B. (1) ;
(1) Political Geography, Univ., Zurich, SUISSE


This article examines the political geography of war's end through territorialisation, circulation, and moral anxiety in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. First, it shows that this process comprises the consolidation of the government's military victory through the establishment of military zones and sacred sites, the construction of strategic roads and shifts in the ethnic settlement patterns. Second, that the angle of circulation directs us to flows and influences that become manifest when the curtailment of war (checkpoints, frontlines, collapsed infrastructure, surveillance) comes to an end. Third, that this propels a peace dividend - access, security, mobility - but also incites concerns among all ethnic communities about exposure to the moral decay of a globalised world


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 38 [pp. 33-45]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.10.002

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