Citizenship in Myanmar: Ways of Being in and from Burma
- About the Book
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, the understanding and resolving of which will be central to Myanmar's continued transition away from violence and authoritarianism.
- Ashley South is an independent researcher, policy analyst and consultant in Southeast Asia; research fellow at the Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.
- Marie Lall is professor of Education and South Asian Studies, Institute of Education, University College London, UK.