Lessons in legitimacy : The LTTE end-game of 2007--2009
Battle, Stephen L.
Borer, Douglas A.
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which local legitimacy had disintegrated, it also showed just how important local legitimacy can be to an insurgent movement should the conditions suddenly take a turn for the worse. The loss of local legitimacy, and its importance to the LTTE during the end-game, is largely missing from most literature on the subject.
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