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Rohingyas : Insecurity and Citizenship in Myanmar

By Gibson, Trevor, Dr.

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Book Id: WPLBN0004102249
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Reproduction Date: 1/28/2016

Title: Rohingyas : Insecurity and Citizenship in Myanmar  
Author: Gibson, Trevor, Dr.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Social Sciences, Politics
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Politics
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Publisher: Thaksin University Press

Includes a case study of new information

The Rohingyas, a Muslim minority group living in the Rakhine State in western Myanmar (Burma) have been denied citizenship, which has made them insecure in their homelands. Many have fled persecution and limitations on basic rights, their plight being highlighted in international media. This book presents new information about the nexus between citizenship and insecurity, and concludes that full citizenship would accord with the UN and other international conventions. Granting of citizenship rights as prescribed by the 2008 Union of Myanmar Constitution is seen as essential to the alleviation of insecurity and suffering of the Rohingyas. As elsewhere, the benefits of citizenship come the obligations to abide by the law of the land. This book is therefore a contribution to Myanmar’s modernization program of integrating all of its peoples.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents What this Book is About v Chapter I Setting the Scene 1 What is Examined? / Why this Subject? / Scope / Structure Chapter 2 State of Knowledge 9 Social Identity / Exclusion, Citizenship & Security / Exclusion / Citizenship / Human Security Chapter 3 Applying the Approach 27 Approaches / Locations / Sampling / Data Collection / Fieldwork / Analysis / Constraints Chapter 4 Who are the Rohingya? 39 An Ethnic Group? / Defining ‘Rohingya’ / Identity Construction / Other Rakhine Muslims Chapter 5 Social Exclusion 57 Horizontal: British Administration / Mass Immigration / Riots Vertical: Politics 1942-1948 / Mujahid Insurgence / U Nu and U Ne Win Regimes / Citizenship Scrutinizing / Temporary Registration Chapter 6 How to Gain and Lose Citizenship 79 Laws / Registration & Documentation / Household List / Birth Registration / Identity Cards / Temporary Cards / Registration of Foreigners / Denial of Citizenship Chapter 7 Findings from the Field 97 Socio-Demographics / Freedom from Fear / Freedom from Want / Land Ownership Chapter 8 Towards Future Policy 129 Perceptions of Citizenship / Ethnic Discrimination / Human Security / Closing Remarks References 141


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