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This book is about an insider view of religion and politics in the Kachin society and democratic struggles in Burma. The Kachin tribal society and its social political structure in the midst of conflicts in the sphere of religion are critically analyzed. The Saffron Revolution and the rise of Charisma in Burmese struggles for democracy are also studied from the perspectives of Solidarity and Civil Society. This book is recommended for students and teachers of Civil Society, Anthropology, Sociology, Theology, Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies.
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Oliver Byar Bowh Si was born and brought up in a small Lisu village in Myitkyina (Burma). He was educated at a local high school and university in Myitkyina. He studied M.Div at Myanmar Institute of Theology (Insein), and worked as a lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics at Lisu Theological Seminary of Myanmar (Pyin Oo Lwin) before he was offered a full Chevening scholarship to study Development Studies at LSE in 2003 where he was introduced to the idea of Civil Society by Professor Mary Kaldor. He continued his studies in Religion and Politics at Oxford University in 2004 and Yale University in 2009. His research interests include religion, politics, ethnic conflicts, civil society and development. He currently resides in the USA, and works as a freelance writer and educator.
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