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2016, Alexandra de Mersan
Oh Su-Ann (ed.)
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, , 398 p.
Prix : 45,90 USD

About the Publication

This edited volume adds to the literature on Myanmar and its borders by drawing attention to the significance of geography, history, politics and society in the construction of the border regions and the country. First, it alerts us to the fact that the border regions are situated in the mountainous and maritime domains of the country, highlighting the commonalities that arise from shared geography. Second, the book foregrounds socio-spatio practices — economic, intimate, spiritual, virtual — of border and boundary-making in their local context. This demonstrates how state-defined notions of territory, borders and identity are enacted or challenged. Third, despite sharing common features, Myanmar’s borderscapes also possess unique configurations of ethnic, political and economic attributes, producing social formations and figured worlds that are more cohesive or militant in some border areas than in others. Understanding and comparing these social practices and their corresponding life-worlds allows us to re-examine the connections from the borderlands back to the hinterland and to consider the value of border and boundary studies in problematizing and conceptualizing recent changes in Myanmar. 

 

CONTENTS


Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion [Whole Publication], by Nick Cheesman, Nicholas Farrelly, authors    
Preliminary pages    
PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Myanmar's conflicted politics, by Nicholas Farrelly, author    
PART II: WAR AND ORDER
2. The politics of policymaking in transitional government: A case study of the ethnic peace process in Myanmar    
3. Reexamining the centrality of ethnic identity to the Kachin conflict, by Costas Laoutides, Anthony Ware, authors    
4. A feminist political economy analysis of insecurity and violence in Kachin State, by Jenny Hedström, author    
5. Pacifying the margins: The Pa-O Self-Administered Zone and the political order in southern Shan State, by Ricky Yue, author    
6. Landmines as a form of community protection in eastern Myanmar, by Gregory S. Cathcart, author    
PART III: ELECTIONS AND AFTER
7. The 2015 elections and conflict dynamics in Myanmar, by Michael Lidauer, author    
8. Institutions in Myanmar's 2015 election: The election commission, international agencies, and the military, by Chaw Chaw Sein, author    
9. Ethnicity and Buddhist nationalism in the 2015 Rakhine State election results, by Than Tun, author    
10. The Hluttaw and conflicts in Myanmar, by Chit Win, author    
11. Legislating reform? Law and conflict in Myanmar, by Melissa Crouch, author    
PART IV: US AND THEM
12. Making sense of reactions to communal violence in Myanmar, by Tamas Wells, author    
13. Public perceptions of a divided Myanmar: Findings from the 2015 Myanmar Asian Barometer Survey, by Bridget Welsh, Kai-Ping Huang, authors    
14. On Islamophobes and Holocaust deniers: Making sense of violence, in Myanmar and elsewhere, by Matt Schissler, author    
15. Buddhist welfare and the limits of big ‘P’ politics in provincial Myanmar, by Gerard McCarthy, author    
16. Threat perceptions in the Myanmar–Bangladesh borderlands, by Helal Mohammed Khan, author    
PART V: CONCLUSION
17. Myanmar and the promise of the political, by Nick Cheesman, author    
Abbreviations and Key Terms    
Index

ISBN : 978-981-4695-76-3
Fiche éditeur : https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/publication/2175

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