Regimes of Identification Negotiating Regimes of Identification in Mae La Refugee Camp and Mae Sot Township
The refugee situation in Thailand is a 30-year running protracted issue. The Thai state has employed an encampment policy to deal with refugees and put in place special security regulations for displaced persons from Myanmar in the camps.
This research aims to see how displaced persons engage with the regime of identification in the refugee camps and border towns of Thailand to gain access to assistance, rights, and protection. Displaced persons in Mae La refugee camp have learned how to live and use documents of identification to access not only