Myanmar: State, Society and Ethnicity, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9812307222
  • ISBN-13: 9789812307224
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 311 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released May 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Covers issues of historical influence and political considerations that have shaped the dominant thinking within the state and the military. Examines the three major ethnic groups in the country - Karen, Kachin, and Shan. Deals with how the various ethnic groups are trying to cope with decades of conflict and reconstruct their communities.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Copyright Page.
The Contributors.
1: State–society Relations in Southeast Asia.
2: Minorities and State–building in Mainland Southeast Asia.
3: British Policy towards Myanmar and the Creation of the ‘Burma Problem’.
4: Between Democracy and Economic Development: Japan's Policy towards Burma/Myanmar Then and Now.
5: “Legitimacy” in Burma/Myanmar: Concepts and Implications.
6: Associational Life in Myanmar: Past and Present.
7: Mapping the Contours of Human Security Challenges in Myanmar.
8: Reflections on Confidence–building and Cooperation among Ethnic Groups in Myanmar: A Karen Case Study.
9: Peace Initiatives among Ethnic Nationalities: The Kachin Case.
10: The Shan in Myanmar.
11: Reality Check on the Sanctions Policy against Myanmar.