The Rise of Mabatha Extremism and the Rohingya Crisis
Analyze the rise of Mabatha extremism and the Rohingya crisis.
Describe the relationship between religion and the state in Burma from colonial times today. Explain how, when, and why the new MaBaTha Buddhist ultranationalism has risen. What has MaBaTha’s rise meant for minorities like the Rohingya and differentiated citizenship in general? What is epistemological populism, and how has it figured in Ma Ba Tha’s campaigns? How effectively has this Buddhist ultranationalist movement been challenged by democratic Buddhists like those associated with ASSK?