Friday 25th November, 2:15pm – 3:45pm. Join us for the book launch of “Winning by Process: The State and Neutralization of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar” (Cornell University Press, 2022) co-authored by Jacques Bertrand, Alexandre Pelletier, and Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung.
The first launch in Thailand is taking place as part of the opening of K4DM KNOWLEDGE MARKETPLACE – Bangkok 2022: Exchanging Ideas for a Democratic Myanmar, which will be held on Friday, Nov 25 – Sunday, Dec 4, 2022, at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).
Winning by Process asks why the peace process stalled in the decade from 2011 to 2021 despite a liberalizing regime, a national ceasefire agreement, and a multilateral peace dialogue between the state and ethnic minorities. The book argues that stalled conflicts are more than pauses or stalemates. “Winning by process,” as opposed to winning by war or agreement, represents the state’s ability to gain advantage by manipulating the rules of negotiation, bargaining process, and sites of power and resources. During the last decade, the Myanmar state and military controlled the process, neutralized ethnic minority groups, and continued to impose their vision of a centralized state even as they appeared to support federalism.
There will be two launches of the book in Thailand, in Bangkok and Chang Mai
BANGKOK Book Launch.
Friday 25th November, 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Venue: BACC Room 501, 5th Floor.
Moderator: Prof. Kai Ostwald (UBC) (TBC)
Speaker: Jacques Bertrand (Professor of Political Science and Director of the Collaborative Master’s Program in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, University of Toronto)
2 Burmese commentators (names protected)
CHANG MAI Book Launch & Panel Discussion
Monday 28th November, 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Subaltern Room, RCSD
Faculty of Social Science, Chiang Mai University campus.
Author: Jacques Bertrand
Discussants: Ashley South & Tony Neil
Get a 30% discount on book purchase!
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)
Address: 939 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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