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Annika Pohl Harrisson

Ceasefire State-Making and Justice Provision by Ethnic Armed Groups in Southeast Myanmar

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This article explores the state-making efforts of two ethnic armed organizations in Southeast Myanmar through the lens of justice provision. Engaging with current debates about rebel governance and empirical state formation, the article argues that ethnic armed organizations cannot simply be dismissed as rebels focused on extraction and coercion alone, but are also state-makers who nurture legitimate authority. We add to this debate by introducing the new concept of 'ceasefire state-making' to capture the particular dynamics of contested state-making and constitution of authority in the liminal phase between armed conflict and a pending peace agreement.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
Pages (from-to)290-326
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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