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Burma redux : global justice and the quest for political reform in Myanmar

Author: Ian Holliday
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Holliday
ISBN: 9780231161268 0231161263 0231161271 9780231161275
OCLC Number: 800630169
Description: xiii, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Author's note Acronyms Map of Myanmar Introduction 1. Dependence and disintegration 2. Dominion and dissent 3. Dictatorship and deadlock 4. Democracy and deliberation 5. Inattention and involvement 6. Injustice and implication 7. Intervention and interaction 8. Intercession and investment Conclusion Notes Index
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Contemporary Myanmar faces a number of political challenges, and it is unclear how other nations should act in relation to the country. Prioritizing the opinions of local citizens and reading them against the latest scholarship on this issue, Ian Holliday affirms the importance of foreign interests in Myanmar's democratic awakening, yet only through committed, grassroots strategies of engagement encompassing foreign states, international aid agencies, and global corporations. Holliday supports his argument by using multiple sources and theories, particularly ones that take historical events, contemporary political and social investigations, and global justice literature into account, as well as studies that focus on the effects of democratic transition, the aid industry, and socially responsible corporate investing and sanctions. One of the only volumes to apply broad-ranging global justice theories to a real-world nation in flux, Burma Redux will appeal to professionals researching Burma/Myanmar; political advisers and advocacy groups; nonspecialists interested in Southeast Asian politics and society and the local and international problems posed by pariah states; general readers who seek a richer understanding of the country beyond journalistic accounts; and the Burmese people themselves -- both within the country and in diaspora. Burma Redux is also the first book-length study on the nation to be completed after the contentious general elections of 2010.

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In the Western mind, Burmese politics is characterized by a struggle between a rapacious military elite and gentle, freedom-loving democrats. There is some truth to this view, but more is needed to Read more...

 
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