Religion, Secularism, and the Pursuit of Peace in Myanmar

The military-led reform of the Myanmar state that began in approximately 2011, constituted by partial democratic reform, economic liberalization, and a newly invigorated peace process with more than 20 armed groups, has been hampered by myriad ongoing conflicts and the military's continued hold...

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Published in:The review of faith & international affairs
Authors: Hayward, Susan ; Frydenlund, Iselin 1974-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [2019]
In:The review of faith & international affairs
Year: 2019, Volume: 17, Issue: 4, Pages: 1-11
Further subjects:B Myanmar
B Buddhism
B Conflict
B Religion And Law
B Politics
B Burma
B Secularism
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Summary:The military-led reform of the Myanmar state that began in approximately 2011, constituted by partial democratic reform, economic liberalization, and a newly invigorated peace process with more than 20 armed groups, has been hampered by myriad ongoing conflicts and the military's continued hold on key pillars of power. A notable element of this environment is Buddhist nationalist rhetoric and activism, finding new forms of expression and civic mobilization in the space of democratic openings and often driving exclusionary attitudes, particularly against Myanmar's Muslim population. This article examines how Buddhist nationalist activism might impact the peace talks and the 2020 election.
ISSN:1931-7743
Contains:Enthalten in: The review of faith & international affairs
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/15570274.2019.1681765