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Burma: The Changing Nature of Displacement Crises

South, Ashley


Patterns of forced migration in Burma (Myanmar1) have been structured by the changing nature of conflict in the country. Since independence in 1948, Burma has been subject to armed conflict, in the form of a communist insurgency – which came close to seizing state power in the late 1940s and early 1950s (Taylor 1987) – and a series of inter-linked ethnic rebellions (Smith 1999). Following a turbulent decade of parliamentary politics, the Burma Army (or Tatmadaw) temporarily assumed state...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-02
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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