Myanmar's Transition: Openings, Obstacles and Opportunities

About the Publication

With the world watching closely, Myanmar began a process of political, administrative and institutional transition from 30 January 2011. After convening the parliament, elected in November 2010, the former military regime transferred power to a new government headed by former Prime Minister (and retired general), U Thein Sein. With parliamentary processes restored in Myanmars new capital of Naypyitaw, Thein Seins government announced a wide-ranging reform agenda, and began releasing political prisoners and easing press censorship. Pivotal meetings between Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi led to amendment of the Election Law and the National League for Democracy contesting by-elections in April 2012. The 2011 Myanmar/Burma update conference considered the openings offered by these political changes and media reforms and the potential opportunities for international assistance. Obstacles covered include impediments to the rule of law, the continuation of human rights abuses, the impunity of the Army, and the failure to end ethnic insurgency.

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Myanmar's Transition: Openings, Obstacles and Opportunities [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4414-17-3] 33.90 USD
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PART I: OVERVIEW
1. Interpreting the Transition in Myanmar, by Monique Skidmore, Trevor Wilson, authors 5.00 USD
PART II: INTRODUCTION
2. White Elephants and Black Swans: Thoughts on Myanmars Recent History and Possible Futures, by Thant Myint-U, author 5.00 USD
PART III: POLITICAL UPDATE
3. Myanmars Political Landscape Following the 2010 Elections: Starting with a Glass Nine-Tenths Empty?, by Richard Horsey, author 5.00 USD
4. Ceasing Ceasefire? Kachin Politics Beyond the Stalemates, by Nicholas Farrelly, author 5.00 USD
5. Perceptions of the State and Citizenship in Light of the 2010 Myanmar Elections, by Marie Lall, Hla Hla Win, authors 5.00 USD
6. The Burmese Jade Trail: Transnational Networks, China and the (Relative) Impact of International Sanctions on Myanmars Gems, by Renaud Egreteau, author 5.00 USD
PART IV: ECONOMIC UPDATE
7. Taking Stock of Myanmars Economy in 2011, by Khin Maung Nyo, author 5.00 USD
8. Reform and Its Limits in Myanmars Fiscal State, by Sean Turnell, author 5.00 USD
9. Devising a New Agricultural Strategy to Enhance Myanmar's Rural Economy, by Tin Htut Oo, author 5.00 USD
PART V: THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA
10. The Role of the Media in Myanmar: Can It Be a Watchdog for Corruption?, by Nwe Nwe Aye, author 5.00 USD
11. The Emergence of Myanmar Weekly News Journals and Their Development in Recent Years, by Pe Myint, author 5.00 USD
PART VI: THE RULE OF LAW
12. Critical Issues for the Rule of Law in Myanmar, by Aka Kyaw Min Maw, author 5.00 USD
13. Myanmars Courts and the Sounds Money Makes, by Nick Cheesman, author 5.00 USD
14. The "New" Supreme Court and Constitutional Tribunal: Marginal Improvement for Judicial Independence or More of the Same?, by Myint Zan, author 5.00 USD
PART VII: THE CONTINUED IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE
15. Rethinking International Assistance to Myanmar in a Time of Transition, by Morten Pedersen, author 5.00 USD
16. European Union-Myanmar Relations in a Changing World: Time for Paradigm Shift, by Thaung Tun, author 5.00 USD
17. Prospects for a Policy of Engagement with Myanmar: A Multilateral Development Bank Perspective, by Adam Simpson, author 5.00 USD
18. Context Sensitivity by Development INGOs in Myanmar, by Anthony Ware, author 5.00 USD
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