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Explaining Naypyitaw under the National League for Democracy


Farrelly, N, Explaining Naypyitaw under the National League for Democracy, Myanmar Transformed?: People, Places and Politics, ISEAS Publishing, J Chambers, G McCarthy, N Farrelly, C Win (ed), Singapore, pp. 181-198. ISBN 978-981-4818-55-1 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1355/9789814818551-012


The triumph of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy at the 2015 election was supposed to mark the consolidation of a reformist trajectory for Myanmar society. What has followed has not proved so straightforward. This book takes stock of the mutations, continuities and fractures at the heart of today’s political and economic transformations. We ask: What has changed under a democratically elected government? Where are the obstacles to reform? And is there scope to foster a more prosperous and inclusive Myanmar? With the peace process faltering, over 1 million people displaced by recent violence, and ongoing army dominance in key areas of decision-making, the chapters in this volume identify areas of possible reform within the constraints of Myanmar’s hybrid civil–military governance arrangements. This latest volume in the Myanmar Update Series from the Australian National University continues a long tradition of intense, critical engagement with political, economic and social questions in one of Southeast Asia’s most complicated countries. At a time of great uncertainty and anxiety, the 13 chapters of Myanmar Transformed? offer new and alternative ways to understand Myanmar and its people.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Political systems
UTAS Author:Farrelly, N (Professor Nicholas Farrelly)
ID Code:140108
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-07-27
Last Modified:2021-07-15

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