Citizenship in Myanmar: Ways of Being in and from Burma

Citizenship in Myanmar: Ways of Being in and from Burma

Ashley South ; Marie Lall

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814786201

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Myanmar is going through a period of profound and contested transition. The country has experienced widespread if sometimes uneven reforms, including the start of a peace process between the government and Myanmar Army, and some two dozen ethnic armed organizations, which had long been fighting for greater autonomy from the militarized and Burman-dominated state. 

This book brings together chapters by Burmese and foreign experts, and contributions from community and political leaders, who discuss the meaning of citizenship in Myanmar/Burma. The book explores citizenship in relation to three broad categories: issues of identity and conflict; debates around concepts and practices of citizenship; and inter- and intra-community issues, including Buddhist–Muslim relations. This is the first volume to address these issues, understanding and resolving which will be central to Myanmar's continued transition away from violence and authoritarianism.

Format: PB

Number of Pages: 316

Publication Date: 21/12/2017

Imprint: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute/Chiang Mai University Press


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