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The politics of law and order in Myanmar

Cheesman, Nicholas Whitridge


This thesis explores the idea and praxis of "law and order" as an opposing principle of government to the rule of law, through study of the criminal juridical system of Myanmar. It finds that this system alludes routinely to the rule of law while enabling practices that contradict it. It explains this contradiction by arguing that the system is animated by politics that conflate law and order with the rule of law. The origins of the criminal juridical system in Myanmar lie in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-06
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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