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The Politics of Burma's Democratic Transition

Pedersen, Morten

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Many have dismissed the military-controlled transition to �democracy� in Burma as a sham that will only further entrench military rule. Others, however, view it as an opportunity to break the army�s long-standing stranglehold on power and start a process of gradual reform. The present article considers the transition from a strategic perspective. After briefly revisiting the history of military rule in Burma, it examines the politics of the transition and considers possible scenarios in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60205
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2011.537851

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