Hilton Root

Dr. Hilton Root is a policy specialist in international political economy and development, and a member of the faculty at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. His current research examines three related areas: (1) global power transition and the challenge of legitimacy; (2) the comparative and historical dynamics of state-building; and (3) the use of complexity models to understand the evolution of social institutions.

Content by Hilton Root
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    Decentralisation as a post-conflict reconciliation tool: Measuring Sri-Lanka’s success

    After militarily defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) in 2009 (bringing an end to LTTE's 30-year campaign of terror to establish a separate Tamil state), the Sri Lankan government has been under constant pressure from the international community to establish a meaningful post-war reconciliation process. This included three successive US-Sponsored resolutions...

    29 May 2015 | Hilton Root, Kanishka Balasuriya