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Political Transition in Myanmar: A New Model for Democratisation

South, Ashley


This article examines social and political transition in Myanmar (Burma). Strategies for transition in Myanmar have tended to focus on elite-level politics, rather than grass-roots democratisation and social mobilisation. However, both approaches are necessary - although neither is sufficient in itself. While change at the national/elite level is urgently required, sustained democratic transition can only be achieved if accompanied by local participation. ¶ The tentative re-emergence of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Southeast Asia


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