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The generals’ revenge

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces how the Burmese generals who took power after the early 1960s deliberately set about to change the system of a plural society in the name of Burman nationalism. It was an agenda ... More


“A world at its zenith”: Rangoon, commerce and colonialism

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter begins the account of modern Burma in Rangoon, the capital of the British colony of Burma. It was once a thriving mercantile capital comparable to Kolkata, Singapore, Penang, and ... More


Religious Voices in Public Places

Nigel Biggar and Linda Hogan (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Must religious voices keep quiet in public places? Does fairness in a plural society require it? Must the expression of religious belief be so authoritarian as to threaten civil peace? Do we need ... More


Burma’s future and the ghosts of the plural society

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how Burmese citizens exercise their new freedoms amid reforms in contemporary Burma. Though freedom is still limited, its citizens are beginning to take advantage of the new ... More


Revisiting The Role of the Judiciary in Plural Societies (1987): A Quarter-Century Retrospective on Public Interest Litigation in India and the Global South

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This essay revisits a classic work in the field of comparative public interest law, in relation to its conclusions on the potential of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) for countries in the global ... More


Conclusion

Anoma Pieris

in Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: A Penal History of Singapore's Plural Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832216
eISBN:
9780824870157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832216.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter reflects on the implications of this history for understanding contemporary Singapore. It suggests that the division of labor and the spatial entitlements first experimented ... More


Divided Landscapes

Anoma Pieris

in Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: A Penal History of Singapore's Plural Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832216
eISBN:
9780824870157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832216.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the motivations behind specific plural political divisions, inscribed on the colonial landscape of the Straits Settlements, as providing the rationale for racial segregation ... More


A ‘second Singapore’? The connected histories of Darwin and Singapore, 1860s–1930s

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the connected histories of Singapore and Darwin from the 1860s and the 1930s. The chapter begins by acknowledging the marked differences between Darwin and Singapore. Singapore ... More


The Colonial Setting

Chie Ikeya

in Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the colonial setting from which the modern woman emerged, beginning with an overview of Burma's socioeconomic structure and plural society prior to the colonial period. It then ... More


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