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Author David, Roman, author

Title Liberalism and democracy in Myanmar / Roman David and Ian Holliday
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Oxford scholarship online
Oxford scholarship online
Contents Introduction -- Historical context -- The people and the constitution -- The theatre of democratization -- Group relations and tolerance -- Transitional justice -- Limited liberalism
Summary Historic Myanmar elections in November 2015 paved the way for an NLD government to take office in March 2016, and saw the country deepen its graduated transition away from authoritarian rule. Nevertheless, military forces remain privileged in a constitutional framework designed to deliver 'discipline-flourishing democracy'. In August 2017, the military intensified its campaign of ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority, and more than 750,000 refugees fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. One critical question is whether their push for greater democracy is strong enough to prevail over the resistance of a powerful military machine and swelling undercurrents of intolerance. This book examines historical conditions, constitutionalism, popular support for democracy, major political actors, group relations and tolerance, and transitional justice
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2018
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 13, 2018)
Subject Democracy -- Burma
Liberalism -- Burma
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Politics and government.
Burma -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Form Electronic book
Author Holliday, Ian, author
ISBN 9780191846885 (ebook) :