A.R.Sriskanda  Rajah Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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A.R.Sriskanda Rajah

Researcher/International Relations Scholar

I am an International Relations scholar with research interests in the politics of South Asia, especially that of India and Sri Lanka. I received my PhD from Brunel University London in 2014. My doctoral thesis develped a Foucauldian biopolitical perspective on Western policy in the Tamil - Sinhala conflict in Sri Lanka. I have also worked as an associate lecturer at Brunel, convening the International Relations module, India and the World: the International Relations of a Rising Power.

Subjects: Asian Studies

Biography

I am an International Relations scholar of Tamil origin. I was born in Sri Lanka but had to leave my country of birth with my family in 1992 after the armed conflict intensified. Since then I have been living in the UK.

After graduating with my first degree in 2004, I began my career as a desk journalist, covering the politics in Sri Lanka and India.

I began my doctoral research in 2009 at Brunel University London. My thesis developed a Foucauldian biopolitical perspective on Western policy in the Tamil - Sinhala conflict in Sri Lanka.

After receiving my PhD in 2014, I worked as an associate lecturer, also at Brunel University, convening the International Relations module, India and the World: the International Relations of a Rising Power. I have also written scholarly articles on reconceptualising the term 'war' and the biopolitics of securing the liberal way of living.

My recent book, Government and Politics in Sri Lanka: Biopolitics and Security, develops a Foucauldian biopolitical perspective on the post-colonial policies of Sri Lanka and the system of government that it has in place. My book launch took place on 19 July 2017 at the Houses of Parliament. Rt Hon John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey, the International Trade Minister in the former Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition government, delivered the key notes.

My current research focuses on the failed Indian peacekeeping intervention in Sri Lanka.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    South Asian politics
    Indian foreign and security policy
    US foreign policy
    Politics in Sri Lanka
    Tamil nationalism
    Sinhala Buddhist nationalism
    Biopolitics
    Counter-terrorism
    Emergency
    Liberal internationalism

Personal Interests

    Poetry, martial arts

Books

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 Featured Title - Government and Politics in Sri Lanka - Rajah - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

E-International Relations

Counter-terrorism: the Liberal Biopolitics of Securing Life


Published: Aug 02, 2015 by E-International Relations
Authors: A.R.Sriskanda Rajah
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law

The article develops a Foucauldian biopolitical perspective on the Counter-Terrorism Act 2015.

E-International Relations

Beyond the Military Front


Published: Oct 16, 2014 by E-International Relations
Authors: A.R.Sriskanda Rajah

The article, using counter-terrorist law enforcement action in the West as a case study, suggests that law has become a way of waging war against the ISIS and other Jihadi terror groups.

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