The Contentious Politics of Anti-Muslim Scapegoating in Myanmar

@article{vanKlinken2017TheCP,
  title={The Contentious Politics of Anti-Muslim Scapegoating in Myanmar},
  author={Gerry van Klinken and Su Mon Thazin Aung},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={353 - 375}
}
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