Contesting Buddhist Narratives: Democratization, Nationalism, and Communal Violence in Myanmar

Author
Matthew J. Walton, Susan Hayward.
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
East-West Center
Abstract
For the past few years, Myanmar's political transition has been hampered by violence between Buddhists and Muslims. A nation with an ethnically Burman and religiously Buddhist majority, the population also comprises a large minority of Muslims and members of other religions, and includes many different ethnic groups. As such, Myanmar society is complex and innately plural.
Topic
Political Violence, Ethnic Conflict, Religion, Political Activism
Political Geography
Burma, Myanmar