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Anticipating the Struggle against Everyday Impunity in Myanmar through Accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand

Cheesman, Nicholas; D'Costa, Dorothy (Bina); Haberkorn, Tyrell

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Work done internationally to address impunity concentrates on removing blanket amnesties and establishing commissions of inquiry into past atrocities. Everyday impunity—the impossibility of bringing state officers to account for routinized violent crimes against other individuals—gets less attention, even though its effects on public life are insidious. Studying the 2014 killing of a journalist, we identify modes for the production of everyday impunity in Myanmar that emerge from earlier...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCheesman, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorD'Costa, Dorothy (Bina)
dc.contributor.authorHaberkorn, Tyrell
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-29T22:57:04Z
dc.date.available2018-11-29T22:57:04Z
dc.identifier.issn2050-2680
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/153731
dc.description.abstractWork done internationally to address impunity concentrates on removing blanket amnesties and establishing commissions of inquiry into past atrocities. Everyday impunity—the impossibility of bringing state officers to account for routinized violent crimes against other individuals—gets less attention, even though its effects on public life are insidious. Studying the 2014 killing of a journalist, we identify modes for the production of everyday impunity in Myanmar that emerge from earlier periods of unmediated military rule but that today are coming to resemble practices in neighbouring countries. Accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand reveal how impunity can persist in new political conditions, producing insecurity and hampering efforts for more inclusive forms of government. We close by urging scholars to remain attentive to their responsibilities in the face of impunity, calling on them not to participate in projects that have the effect of concealing violent crime by state officers, and denying victims justice.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
dc.sourceAsia & The Pacific Policy Studies
dc.titleAnticipating the Struggle against Everyday Impunity in Myanmar through Accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume3
dc.date.issued2016
local.identifier.absfor160606 - Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5530201xPUB420
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCheesman, Nicholas, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationD'Costa, Dorothy (Bina), College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHaberkorn, Tyrell, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage48
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage61
local.identifier.doi10.1002/app5.118
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:38:08Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85032806433
local.identifier.thomsonID000372729700006
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