Citizenship in Myanmar: Ways of Being in and from Burma

About the Publication

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, understanding and resolving which will be central to Myanmar's continued transition away from violence and authoritarianism.

Co-publication: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute/Chiang Mai University Press

Co-published with Chiang Mai University Press for distribution in Thailand


PDF e-book files for this publication are available as detailed below.

Citizenship in Myanmar: Ways of Being in and from Burma [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4786-21-8], by Ashley South, Marie Lall, editors 24.00 USD
Preliminary pages Download
Introduction, by Ashley South, Marie Lall, authors 5.00 USD
1. Ethnic Politics and Citizenship in History , by Martin T Smith, author 5.00 USD
2. Representation and Citizenship in the Future Integration of Ethnic Armed Actors in Myanmar/Burma , by Helene Maria Kyed, Mikael Gravers, authors 5.00 USD
Special Contribution: The Way Forward for Peace, Stability and Progress in Burma/Myanmar, by Nai Hongsa, author Download
3. National Political Dialogue and Practices of Citizenship in Myanmar , by Matthew J. Walton, author 5.00 USD
4. Citizenship and Minority Rights: The Role of National Race Affairs Ministers in Myanmars 2008 Constitution , by Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Yadana, authors 5.00 USD
Special Contribution: Karenni People at a Glance , by Khu Oo Reh, author 5.00 USD
5. Myanmar's Youth and the Question of Citizenship , by Marie Lall, author 5.00 USD
Special Contribution: I Am a Citizen of Myanmar , by Aung Naing Oo, author 5.00 USD
6. "The Value of Life": Citizenship, Entitlement and Moral Legibility in Provincial Myanmar , by Gerard McCarthy, author 5.00 USD
Special Contribution: How I Became Shan, by Sai Kheunsai, author 5.00 USD
7. Conflict and Mass Violence in Arakan (Rakine State):The 1942 Events and Political Identity Formation, by Jacques P Leider, author 5.00 USD
8. Exploring the Issue of Citizenship in Rakhine State, by Derek Tonkin, author 5.00 USD
Special Contribution: Rohingya and Nationality Status in Myanmar, by Nurul Islam, author 5.00 USD
9. Myanmar's Other Muslims: The Case of the Kaman, by Nyi Nyi Kyaw, author 5.00 USD
Special Contribution: Interview with Pdoh Kweh Htoo Win, by P'doh Kweh Htoo Win, author 5.00 USD
Index Download

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