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The Hidden Side of Democratization: Myanmar’s transition to democracy and ethnic violence against the Rohingya minority.

Wehrling, Freja LU and Rønberg, Sofus (2020) FKVA22 20192
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper examines the connection between Myanmar’s democratic transition and ethnic violence against the Rohingya minority. This is done by using Jack Snyder’s theories on democratization and nationalism. The paper compares reports on Myanmar’s development from 2003-2011 and 2011-2018 by UN-investigators in relation to democratization and ethnic violence against the Rohingya. It concludes that the country’s democratization has increased ethnic violence against the Rohingya, leading up to the 2017-genocide against the Rohingya. Governmental agents, primarily the military, have spread and exploited exclusionary nationalism against the minority in order to maintain their interests and power. However, ethnic violence has not been created by... (More)
This paper examines the connection between Myanmar’s democratic transition and ethnic violence against the Rohingya minority. This is done by using Jack Snyder’s theories on democratization and nationalism. The paper compares reports on Myanmar’s development from 2003-2011 and 2011-2018 by UN-investigators in relation to democratization and ethnic violence against the Rohingya. It concludes that the country’s democratization has increased ethnic violence against the Rohingya, leading up to the 2017-genocide against the Rohingya. Governmental agents, primarily the military, have spread and exploited exclusionary nationalism against the minority in order to maintain their interests and power. However, ethnic violence has not been created by democratization but rather increased due to it. (Less)
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author
Wehrling, Freja LU and Rønberg, Sofus
supervisor
organization
course
FKVA22 20192
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
democratization, elections, ​ethnic violence, minorities​, ​genocide, Myanmar​, Rohingya
language
English
id
9000987
date added to LUP
2020-03-03 08:43:03
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2020-03-03 08:43:07
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  abstract     = {This paper examines the connection between Myanmar’s democratic transition and ethnic violence against the Rohingya minority. This is done by using Jack Snyder’s theories on democratization and nationalism. The paper compares reports on Myanmar’s development from 2003-2011 and 2011-2018 by UN-investigators in relation to democratization and ethnic violence against the Rohingya. It concludes that the country’s democratization has increased ethnic violence against the Rohingya, leading up to the 2017-genocide against the Rohingya. Governmental agents, primarily the military, have spread and exploited exclusionary nationalism against the minority in order to maintain their interests and power. However, ethnic violence has not been created by democratization but rather increased due to it.},
  author       = {Wehrling, Freja and Rønberg, Sofus},
  keyword      = {democratization,elections,​ethnic violence,minorities​,​genocide,Myanmar​,Rohingya},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Hidden Side of Democratization: Myanmar’s transition to democracy and ethnic violence against the Rohingya minority.},
  year         = {2020},
}