Description - Debating Democratization in Myanmar by Nick Cheesman
Is Myanmar (Burma) democratizing, or is it moving towards a new form of authoritarianism, perhaps one more consonant with other contemporary authoritarian regimes in Asia? Coming at a critical time, and one of growing interest in this Southeast Asian country among researchers and policy-makers, Debating Democratization in Myanmar addresses this complex question from a range of disciplinary and professional perspectives. Chapters by leading international scholars and practitioners, activists and politicians from Myanmar and around the world cover political and economic updates, as well as the problems of democratization; the re-engagement of democratic activists and exiles in domestic affairs; the new parliament, the electoral system, and everyday politics; prospects for the economy; ethnic cooperation, contestation and conflict; the role of the army and police forces; and conditions for women. Together they constitute an empirically deep and analytically rich source of readable and relevant material for anyone keen to obtain a greater understanding of what is happening in Myanmar today, and why.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Nick Cheesman
Nick Cheesman is Lecturer at the Department of Political and Social Change, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.Nicholas Farrelly is a Research Fellow at the School of Internatioal, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.Trevor Wilson is a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political amd Social Change, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.