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What does the rule of law have to do with democratization (in Myanmar)?

Cheesman, Nicholas


Talk of the rule of law is today ubiquitous in Myanmar. But what does the rule of law mean? And what does it have to do with the country's nascent democratization? One way to conceptualize the rule of law is in terms of substantive legal equality. Burmese farmers and activists mobilizing through the lexicon of law to defend agricultural land against intrusive state projects engage with the rule of law in this sense. Another way is as a language of public and state security. Demands for the rule...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: South East Asia Research
DOI: 10.5367/sear.2014.0203


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