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Title Conflict in Myanmar : war, politics, religion / edited by Nick Cheesman, Nicholas Farrelly
Published Singapore : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 390 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Myanmar update series
Myanmar update series.
Contents Part I. Introduction -- 1. Myanmar's conflicted politics / Nicholas Farrelly -- part II. War and order -- 2. The politics of policymaking in transitional government : a case study of the ethnic peace process in Myanmar / Su Mon Thazin Aung -- 3. Reexamining the centrality of ethnic identity to the Kachin conflict / Costas Laoutides and Anthony Ware -- 4. A feminist political economy analysis of insecurity and violence in Kachin State / Jenny Hedstr{ostrok}m -- 5. Pacifying the margins : the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone and the political order in southern Shan State / Ricky Yue -- 6. Landmines as a form of community protection in eastern Myanmar / Gregory S. Cathcart -- part III. Elections and after -- 7. The 2015 elections and conflict dynamics in Myanmar / Michael Lidauer -- 8. Institutions in Myanmar's 2015 election : the election commission, international agencies, and the military / Chaw Chaw Sein -- 9. Ethnicity and Buddhist nationalism in the 2015 Rakhine State election results / Than Tun -- 10. The Hluttaw and conflicts in Myanmar / Chit Win -- 11. Legislating reform? Law and conflict in Myanmar / Melissa Crouch -- part IV. Us and them -- 12. Making sense of reactions to communal violence in Myanmar / Tamas Wells -- 13. Public perceptions of a divided Myanmar : findings from the 2015 Myanmar Asian Barometer Survey / Bridget Welsh and Kai-Ping Huang -- 14. On Islamophobes and Holocaust deniers : making sense of violence, in Myanmar and elsewhere / Matt Schissler -- 15. Buddhist welfare and the limits of big 'P' politics in provincial Myanmar / Gerard McCarthy -- 16. Threat perceptions in the Myanmar-Bangladesh borderlands / Helal Mohammed Khan -- part V. Conclusion -- 17. Myanmar and the promise of the political / Nick Cheesman
Summary As Myanmar's military adjusts to life with its former opponents holding elected office, Conflict in Myanmar showcases innovative research by a rising generation of scholars, analysts and practitioners about the past five years of political transformation. Each of its seventeen chapters, from participants in the 2015 Myanmar Update conference held at the Australian National University, builds on theoretically informed, evidence-based research to grapple with significant questions about ongoing violence and political contention. The authors offer a variety of fresh views on the most intractable and controversial aspects of Myanmar's long-running civil wars, fractious politics and religious tensions. This latest volume in the Myanmar Update Series from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific continues and deepens a tradition of intense, critical engagement with political, economic and social questions that matter to both the inhabitants and neighbours of one of Southeast Asia's most complicated and fascinating countries
Notes Papers originally presented to the Myanmar/Burma Update Conference 2015 held at the Australian National University, Canberra, from 5 to 6 June 2015
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Religion and politics -- Burma -- Congresses
Civil war -- Burma -- Congresses
Ethnic conflict -- Burma -- Congresses
Social conflict -- Burma -- Congresses
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections.
Civil war
Ethnic conflict
Politics and government
Religion and politics
Social conflict
Burma -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Congresses
Genre/Form Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Cheesman, Nick, editor.
Farrelly, Nicholas, 1982- editor.
Myanmar/Burma Update Conference (2015 : Australian National University)
ISBN 9814695874