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Article: Addressing Myanmar’s Citizenship Crisis

TitleAddressing Myanmar’s Citizenship Crisis
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherTaylor & Francis. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjoc20/current
Citation
Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2014, v. 44 n. 3, p. 404-421 How to Cite?
AbstractAmong many problematic issues surfacing in reformist Myanmar is a citizenship crisis with four main dimensions. First, in a state with fragile civil liberties, skewed political rights and limited social rights, there is a broad curtailment of citizenship. Second, Rohingya Muslims living mainly in Rakhine State are denied citizenship, and other Muslims throughout the country are increasingly affected by this denial. Third, designated ethnic minorities clustered in peripheral areas face targeted restrictions of citizenship. Fourth, the dominant Bamar majority concentrated in the national heartland tends to arrogate or appropriate citizenship. The result is growing social tension that threatens to undermine the wider reform process. To examine this crisis, the article sets Myanmar in a comparative context. In particular, it considers how multicultural states in the developed world have sought to manage a political switch from racial or ethnic hierarchy to democratic citizenship. Drawing on global experience with multiculturalism and enabling civic integration, it advances a series of policy options focused on rights, duties and identity. It argues for domestic political leadership, backed by global political support, to address Myanmar’s citizenship crisis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/203349
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dc.contributor.authorHolliday, IMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-19T14:13:26Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-19T14:13:26Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Contemporary Asia, 2014, v. 44 n. 3, p. 404-421en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/203349-
dc.description.abstractAmong many problematic issues surfacing in reformist Myanmar is a citizenship crisis with four main dimensions. First, in a state with fragile civil liberties, skewed political rights and limited social rights, there is a broad curtailment of citizenship. Second, Rohingya Muslims living mainly in Rakhine State are denied citizenship, and other Muslims throughout the country are increasingly affected by this denial. Third, designated ethnic minorities clustered in peripheral areas face targeted restrictions of citizenship. Fourth, the dominant Bamar majority concentrated in the national heartland tends to arrogate or appropriate citizenship. The result is growing social tension that threatens to undermine the wider reform process. To examine this crisis, the article sets Myanmar in a comparative context. In particular, it considers how multicultural states in the developed world have sought to manage a political switch from racial or ethnic hierarchy to democratic citizenship. Drawing on global experience with multiculturalism and enabling civic integration, it advances a series of policy options focused on rights, duties and identity. It argues for domestic political leadership, backed by global political support, to address Myanmar’s citizenship crisis.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjoc20/currenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Contemporary Asiaen_US
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dc.titleAddressing Myanmar’s Citizenship Crisisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHolliday, IM: hollid@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityHolliday, IM=rp00067en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00472336.2013.877957en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros238418en_US
dc.identifier.volume44en_US
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage404en_US
dc.identifier.epage421en_US
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