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History, demography and factionalism; obstacles to conflict resolution through autonomy in the Southern Philippines

May, Ronald


The conflict between the government of the Philippines and the Moro separatists in the southern Philippines has become one of the longest running, and most intractable, internal conflicts in Southeast Asia. This is so despite attempts by successive Philippine governments to negotiate some form of autonomy arrangements with the separatists. This paper briefly reviews the Philippines experiments with Muslim autonomy and addresses the question: why have the autonomy negotiations between the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Autonomy and Armed Separatism in South and Southeast Asia
DOI: /10.1355/9789814379984-017


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