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Myanmar: Religion, Identity, and Conflict in a Democratic Transition


Farrelly, N, Myanmar: Religion, Identity, and Conflict in a Democratic Transition, Peacebuilding in Deeply Divided Societies: Toward Social Cohesion?, Palgrave Macmillan, FD Cox, TD Sisk (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 137-174. ISBN 978-3-319-50714-9 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50715-6_6


Farrelly provides an in-depth assessment of identity-based conflict dynamics within Myanmar’s gradual shift to a more democratic system of government. Civil conflicts, that long raged in the country’s ethnically distinct corners, encourage the fortification of political discourses about identity, unity, and non-disintegration. With its difficult history of bloodshed and trauma, social cohesion is a goal worth pursuing. Myanmar’s transition to an increasingly open, inclusive, prosperous, and peaceful society requires new capacity to be built at every level of government, and across the broad range of ethnic and religious identities. Farrelly argues that working cooperatively and effectively with different identity-based factions in Myanmar is a profound test of the concepts of peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Rohingya, Association Of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Kachin Independence Army, Myanmar Society, Rakhine State
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Farrelly, N (Professor Nicholas Farrelly)
ID Code:139961
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-07-20
Last Modified:2020-09-07

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