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Burma : the State of Myanmar.

Author: David I Steinberg
Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2001.
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Long isolated by rigid military rule, Burma, or Myanmar, is one of the least known, significantly sized states in the world. Possessed of a rich cultural history yet facing a range of challenges to stability and growth, it has struck the imaginations of those concerned not only with geopolitical or trade affairs but also with poverty, health, and human rights. David I. Steinberg sheds new light on this reclusive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Steinberg, David I.
Burma : The State of Myanmar.
Washington : Georgetown University Press, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David I Steinberg
ISBN: 9781589012851 1589012852
OCLC Number: 829461106
Notes: APPENDIX I Economic Reform in Burma: Problems and Priority Needs. 1988.
Description: 1 online resource (643 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; NOTES; On Names-National, Personal, and Geographic; Geographic Names; Dramatis Personae; MAPS; Political Divisions of Burma/Myanmar; Ethnolinguistic Groups of Burma/Myanmar; STATISTICAL PROFILE; STATE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (SPDC); GLOSSARY; INTRODUCTION; Notes on Data; CHAPTER 1 Setting the Stage: The Crisis of 1988 and Its Origins; The Coup of September 18, 1988; The Origins of the People's Revolution; Ne Win-From Sun King to Cardinal Richelieu?; The Inherited Economic Miasma; The Military as Caretakers. The Military as SocialistsInternational Reactions to a Reclusive State; CHAPTER 2 The Social and Political Backdrop to the Crisis: Myanmar's Modern Heritage; Unrealized Potential; Transformational Events and the Military; State and Society in Burma; The Culture of Power; The Power of Culture; CHAPTER 3 The Military and the Aftermath of the Coup; Military Perceptions and Roles; National Security Concepts; The Development of Dual Societies: Military and Civilian; Defense Spending; The Role and Rule of Law; Political and Human Rights; CHAPTER 4 Mass Mobilization, Civil Society, and Orthodoxy. Mass Mobilization in BurmaCivil Society and Its Destruction; NGOs in Burma/Myanmar; CHAPTER 5 Economic Changes: Progress and Regression; The Economic Maelstrom; Patterns of Economic Change; The Future of the Burmese Economy: Problems and Prospects; Appendix A Selected Targets of the Five-Year Plan (1996/97-2000/2001); Appendix B 1999 World Bank Economic and Social Assessment Summary; CHAPTER 6 Multiethnicity and the Burmese State; Appendix A Linguistic Groups of Burma/Myanmar; Appendix B Ethnically Related Rebel Groups in Burma, 1983-84; Appendix C Ethnic Cease-Fires as of July 1998. Appendix D Forces in Revolt (July 1998)CHAPTER 7 The Politics of Social Issues; Poverty; The Destruction of the Educational System; Health; The Status of Women; Narcotics and the Economy; CHAPTER 8 Foreign Affairs: Myanmar as Regional Nexus; The China Factor; The ASEAN Issue; The United States and the Issue of Sanctions; Migration and Refugees; CHAPTER 9 Foreign Assistance: Tensions and Needs; The Japanese Assistance Program; The U.S. Economic Aid Program; Multilateral and Other Donors; The Future Role of Donors in Myanmar; Appendix A Japanese Aid Projects. Appendix B Japanese Economic Assistance to Burma: Loans, Grants, ReparationsAppendix C U.S. Assistance Program Fiscal Obligations as of August 15, 1967; Appendix D Summary of Actual and Committed U.S. Assistance to Burma, 1950-66; Appendix E Official Development Assistance to Myanmar 1989-97; Appendix F The World Bank, Myanmar: Loans/Credits Summary; CHAPTER 10 Conclusion: Burma/Myanmar-Its Future and the Dilemmas of Foreign Policy; Dilemmas and Current Conditions; Assumptions and Constraints; The Changed International Milieu; Future Prospects; Conclusion.

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Long isolated by rigid military rule, Burma, or Myanmar, is one of the least known, significantly sized states in the world. Possessed of a rich cultural history yet facing a range of challenges to stability and growth, it has struck the imaginations of those concerned not only with geopolitical or trade affairs but also with poverty, health, and human rights. David I. Steinberg sheds new light on this reclusive state by exploring issues of authority and legitimacy in its politics, economics, social structure, and culture since the popular uprising and military coup of 1988. Exploring the orig.

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