How in Myanmar “National Races” Came to Surpass Citizenship and Exclude Rohingya (2017)

Nick Cheesman Journal of Contemporary Asia 47, no. 3 Link behind a paywall here. The idea of “national races” or taingyintha has animated brutal conflict in Myanmar over who or what is “Rohingya.” But because the term is translated from Burmese inconsistently, and because its usage is contingent, its peculiar significance for political speech and action hasContinue reading “How in Myanmar “National Races” Came to Surpass Citizenship and Exclude Rohingya (2017)”

Rewriting the Past: The Global South in Human Rights History (2019)

Charlotte Steinorth Global Policy Abstract The current age of global inequality, in which life expectancy is overwhelmingly determined by geography, doesnot bode well for the relationship between human rights and the Non‐Western world. While history does not provideany guidance on how to create a more just world order, it does show us that human rightsContinue reading “Rewriting the Past: The Global South in Human Rights History (2019)”

History and Identity in the Construction of China’s Africa Policy (2008)

Chris Alden  & Cristina Alves Published in the Review of African Political Economy Volume 35 – Issue 115 Abstract One of the most notable features of the forging of China’s new activist foreign policy towards Africa is its emphasis on the historical context of the relationship. These invocations of the past, stretching back to the 15th century but rifeContinue reading “History and Identity in the Construction of China’s Africa Policy (2008)”