10 edition of Political Authority in Burma"s Ethnic Minority States found in the catalog.
May 1, 2007
by East-West Center Washington; Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore; Washington, DC
Written in English
|Series||Policy Studies -- 31|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||94|
Despite the civil war raging in parts of the country, the s was a progressive decade for Burma, with the economy beginning to recover. The Burmese Constitution had guaranteed a level of autonomy for the ethnic minority states after a period of 10 years, but this didn’t materialize under Nu’s stewardship, leading to widespread unrest. If Burma’s history is in the making, it is a history that—to some extent—has already been made. And it is a history that is personal to me: my maternal grandfather, Saw Benson, was a political prisoner in Burma for fifteen years; my mother, Louisa Benson Craig, led an “insurgent” brigade following her first husband’s assassination during peace talks, and went on to lead her own.
The SLORC had reached a wary truce with ethnic minority groups, and has recently become a member of the economically important Association of Southeast Asian Nations. This book examines the origins and consequences of Burma's current policies from military, political, social, and . Burma is a multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural society. As there are no reliable statistics on the population, no one knows exactly how many ethnic groups there are in Burma. The last comprehensive, although controversial, census was done by the British in
Though U Nu sanguinely, but either absurdly or naively, idealized a largely fleeting moment of ethnic unity between the Burman and many minority groups, the newly independent state he vowed to lead was almost instantly consumed with what Burma expert Shelby Tucker rightly calls a political curse that came along with independence. 2 Aside from. World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability - Kindle edition by Chua, Amy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability.
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This study examines the enormous variation and complexity that characterize relationships between the national state and locally-based, often non-state actors who negotiate and compete for political authority in Burma’s ethnic minority-dominated states along the borders.
Three patterns of relationships are explored: devolution by the national state to warlord-like local authorities 4/5(1).
This study examines the enormous variation and complexity that characterize relationships between the national state and locally-based, often nonstate actors who negotiate and compete for political authority in Burma's ethnic minority-dominated states along the : Mary P.
Callahan. About the Publication This study examines the enormous variation and complexity that characterize relationships between the national state and locally-based, often non-state actors who negotiate and compete for political authority in Burma's ethnic minority-dominated states along the borders.
Get this from a library. Political Authority in Burma's Ethnic Minority States: Devolution, Occupation, and Coexistence. [Mary Callahan] -- This study examines the enormous variation and complexity that characterize relationships between the national state and locally-based, often non-state actors who negotiate and compete for political.
In the last few weeks Ashley South’s new book, Ethnic Politics in Burma: States of Conflict, has been published by Routledge.
I’m sure that many New Mandala readers will be keen to digest its insights over the coming months. Political authority in Burma's ethnic minority states Article in Asian Ethnicity 13(4) September with 11 Reads How we measure 'reads'.
Political Authority in Burma’s Ethnic Minority States -Devolution, Occupation, and Coexistence. Publication type: Book. Publisher: East-West Center. Executive Summary Citizens in the ethnic minority states of Burma live under the authority of multiple “states” or “state-like authorities” that extract from citizens, both mediate and cause conflict, and provide some services for residents and commercial interests.
This book examines the ideas which have structured half a century of civil war in Burma, and the roles which political elites and foreign networks - from colonial missionaries to aid worker.
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Description: "Karen women’s groups called for more women to be involved in Burma’s federal political and Karen National Union elections. The call was made in a statement issued after the 4th Grassroots Karen Women Seminar held during the last week of October, The statement called for the abolishment of the Vacant Fellow and Virgin land law and for widespread land disputes to be.
The paper attempts to shift the issue of the ethnic minorities in Myanmar to centre-stage. For some time, the discussion of Myanmar politics have been largely focused on Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League of Democracy (NLD), which should not be the case because many of Myanmar's problems are connected to the ethnic minorities and can only be resolved with their cooperation and support.
A major contribution to the literature of Burmese history and politics, this book traces the rich and tragic history of the Mon people of Burma and Thailand, from the pre-colonial era to the present day.
This vivid account of ethnic politics and civil war situates the story of Mon nationalism within the 'big picture' of developments in Burma, Thailand and the region. Examines the variation and complexity that characterize relationships between the national state and locally-based, often non-state actors who negotiate and compete for political authority in Burma's ethnic minority-dominated states along the borders.
Description: An annotated bilbliography of more than two dozen books published over the last twenty years on minority ethnic groups in Burma.
Although the main interest of the compiler, Pamela Cross, is on textiles, the list iteself provides a very useful introduction to a.
An ethnolinguistic map of Burma (note: A number of ethnic minorities are not acknowledged on this map including the Rakhine who make up percent of the population). Myanmar (also known as Burma) is an extremely ethnically diverse nation with distinct ethnic groups officially recognised by the Burmese Government.
The more remote “Frontier Areas” in the hilly border regions, meanwhile, were inhabited by different non-Bamar ethnic minority groups and were under less rigorous authority by the British, thus “allowing traditional local leaders to run the day-to-day affairs” (Callahan 12).
After independence, a short attempt to find a peaceful. Focusing on the Kachin, Karen, Mon, and Shan ethnic groups, the study describes nine major economic, political, and geographical categories of civilian experience, followed by four contributions that non-armed members of ethnic minority groups may make to the political system: (1) supporting the status quo, (2) transforming or undermining the.
Abstract. Since independence from Britain inBurma has evolved, ironically, into what I call ‘an internal doublecolony’, that is, a political, economic and ideological edifice which rests on the twin pillars of 50 years of neo-totalitarian military rule and the Bama or Burmese majority’s ‘big brother’ ideological perspective and practices (with regard to the country’s ethnic.
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their ethnic minorities is a direct legacy of British colonial policy. The British used indirect rule to empower minority leaders as a means of controlling peripheral states while majority Burmans suffered the collapse of traditional structures of power and authority. Burmese religious nationalism grew out.Burma: WEA-RLC Report: The Gathering Crisis in Burma s Ethnic Minority States.
A majority of Burma’s estimated million Christians, mostly from ethnic minorities, live in states along the country’s border which are most vulnerable to Burmese military regime’s brutalities in the run-up to and after the November 7 elections.
Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing, the top United Nations human rights official has said. In .