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Inside Myanmar’s turbulent transformation


Farrelly, N and Chit, W, Inside Myanmar's turbulent transformation, Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 3, (1) pp. 38-47. ISSN 2050-2680 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/app5.124


Since constitutional government began in 2011, Myanmar’s shift from an entrenched military regime has drawn wide interest from policy analysts. This article explores the context of Myanmar’s fragile democratisation from the ground up. It explains two interlocking characteristics: the fundamentally novel character of reform and the endurance of age-old conundrums. For longer term success, ensuring that Myanmar has adequate capacity—at institutional and human levels— to manage its turbulent transformation will not be easy or cheap. This will also require a move away from stale rhetoric about nondisintegration, national solidarity and the perpetuation of sovereignty. The next step is to develop a culture of adherence to free and fair elections, followed by a wide-ranging democratisation of how post-dictatorship politics is conceived.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:democratisation, dictatorship, militaries, transition, Myanmar
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:International relations
Objective Field:International political economy (excl. international trade)
UTAS Author:Farrelly, N (Professor Nicholas Farrelly)
ID Code:145229
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-07-12
Last Modified:2021-09-28

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