Myanmar: A Political History

Hardcover | May 29, 2016

byNehginpao Kipgen

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Myanmar, since its independence from the British in 1948, has witnessed decades of military dictatorship, a plethora of ethnic and political problems, and an arduous struggle to political normalcy and democracy. Reinventing its place in international trade, diplomacy, and geo-strategy, Myanmartoday presents a complex picture-and how it engages with its own history plays an important part in this process of transformation. Myanmar: A Political History examines the politico-historical antecedents of contemporary Myanmar: from colonial rule to the establishment of its first civilian government; the subsequent fall into military dictatorship; and the transition from an authoritarian regime to a democratic government.Kipgen weaves in its relations with the United States, Myanmar's political, economic, and military connect with China; India-Myanmar relations in the context of India's Look East policy; and Myanmar's cooperation problems on human rights within the ASEAN. Lucid and well researched, this book is avaluable guide to those interested in the future of Myanmar as well as South and Southeast Asia, to understand the historical knowledge as to how different political actors played differing roles in the country's transition across governments.

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Myanmar, since its independence from the British in 1948, has witnessed decades of military dictatorship, a plethora of ethnic and political problems, and an arduous struggle to political normalcy and democracy. Reinventing its place in international trade, diplomacy, and geo-strategy, Myanmartoday presents a complex picture-and how it...

Nehginpao Kipgen teaches at Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University. Haryana, India. He is also Director at the University's Centre for Southeast Asian Studies. He is a political scientist who specializes in comparative politics and international relations. His general research interests include democratiz...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:May 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresJohn G. Dale: ForewordList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. 50 Years of Conflicts: Understanding the Problems and the Challenges2. Political Transition from Democracy to Military Dictatorship (1948-62)3. ASEAN Cooperation Problems on Human Rights with Respect to Myanmar4. Political Changes and Democratic Transition in 20115. US-Myanmar Relations: Change of Politics under the Bush and Obama Administrations6. Political Changes in 2012: The Different Facets of Politics7. Societies in Political Transition: A Comparative Study of Burma under Ne Win and Indonesia under Suharto8. Myanmar-China Relations: A Strategy of Mutual Interest9. The Centrality of Myanmar in India's Look East Policy10. Ethnic Nationalities and the Peace ProcessConclusionIndexAbout the Author