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Perspectives on a Transitional Situation

Skidmore, Monique; Wilson, Trevor


Significant changes in Myanmar/Burma since the popular demonstrations of 2007 mask a situation that seems superficially to be �more of the same�. The adoption of a new constitution, through a referendum conducted under questionable arrangements in May 2008, on paper restores a form of legal governance for the first time since 1988. However, few observers, in Myanmar or outside, have any illusions that this will mean a real transfer of power to a popularly elected government. Yet increasingly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Ruling Myanmar From Cyclone Nargis to National Elections
DOI: 10.1355/9789814311489-008


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