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Crumpton and Bhayana Author Report on Grassroots Governance and Justice-Seeking in Myanmar

Adjunct professor David Crumpton and MSW student are co-authors of a new report titled, Discussions on Governance and Transitional Justice : Evidence from Myanmar Migrants and Refugees in Thailand. The report was published by the Myanmar Advocacy Research Group (MARG) that Dr. Crumpton co-founded in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The report provides evidence from a series of focus group discussions (FGDs) of Myanmar refugees and immigrants living in Northern Thailand regarding the participants' experiences of violence and other forms of oppression in post-coup Myanmar. It also reports on their ideas regarding the governance and transitional justice needs of their nation and their reactions to a model that links grassroots governance-building with "micro-transitional justice" (MTJ). MTJ is Crumpton and MARG's conceptualization of how sustainable justice-seeking can be induced at the local level through shared identity development by way of individual level cross-identity recognition of shared experiences of oppression.

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With their Myanmar colleagues, Crumpton and Bhayana will be presenting their research in forums in Chiang Mai and Mae Sot, Thailand to Myanmar support organizations and expatriates living in Thailand.

Priya Bhayana is one of six former and current MSW students who have collaborated with Dr. Crumpton on his research activities in Brazil and Southeast Asia.



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