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Burma : insurgency and the politics of ethnicity

Author: Martin J Smith
Publisher: London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J., USA : Zed Books, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Martin Smith charts the rise of modern political parties and unravels the complexities of the long-running insurgencies waged by opposition groups.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Martin J. (Martin John), 1961-
Burma.
London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J., USA : Zed Books, ©1991
(OCoLC)644011355
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Smith
ISBN: 0862328683 9780862328689 0862328691 9780862328696
OCLC Number: 24247148
Description: xviii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Roots of Conflict. 1. The Burmese Way to Stagnation and the Crisis of 1988. 2. The Peoples of Burma: A Historic and Ethnic Background. 3. 'Order Without Meaning': British Rule and the Rise of the National Liberation Movement. 4. War and Independence: 1942-48. 5. Insurgency as a Way of Life --
pt. 2. Insurrections in the Parliamentary Era. 6. 'The Final Seizure of Power': A Country Goes Underground. 7. Failure, Retrenchment and United Fronts: The Communist Movement: 1948-52. 8. The Battle for Kawthoolei: The Spread of Ethnic Rebellion. 9. 'Revisionism' and the 1955 Line: The Prospect of Peace. 10. The Collapse of Parliamentary Democracy: Ne Win Seizes Power --
pt. 3. Insurrections in the Ne Win Era. 11. Military Rule and the Peace Parley. 12. Cultural Revolution. 13. The North-East Command and the Four Cuts. 14. The Failure of U Nu's Parliamentary Democracy Party, Karen Unity and Emergence of the National Democratic Front. 15. The War in the North, Opium and the 1980/1 Peace Parley. 16. The Nationalities Question --
pt. 4. The 1980s --
A Decade of Upheaval. 17. The Democracy Uprising and the CPB. 18. The 1989 CPB Mutinies: The End of the Road? 19. The War Goes On: The NDF and the KNU. 20. A New Cycle of Conflict? The 1990 General Election and the DAB --
Appendix: Millenarianism.
Responsibility: Martin Smith.
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