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Title: FINDING DOLLARS, SENSE, AND LEGITIMACY IN BURMA
Date of publication: November 2010
Description/subject: "...The military junta in Burma1 is in full control these days. For two decades, the country’s principal opposition group, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has struggled without success to topple the regime, and has now fractured into competing groups. Nor has the international community fared any better in its efforts to promote political change in Burma. Yet in today’s evolving and increasingly globalized world, Burma’s governing State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has acknowledged that only by opening up to the outside world can it reap the benefits from its treasure trove of natural resources and, in turn, shed its image as a pariah state. To achieve this, Naypyidaw2 is working hard to attract foreign investment, specifically in the profitable sector of energy. Indeed, revenues from the sales of natural resources have enriched the military regime and deprived the general population. Burma’s economy has benefited mainly from the global competition for energy resources between its two neighboring superpowers, China and India.3 Unfortunately, none of the newly generated wealth for Burma is transferred to the people. As discussed later in this volume, Burma suffers from a “resources curse” in which the people have no access to the revenues generated from the export of the country’s natural resources, as ultimately these revenues all get funneled to the military junta..." PART I: BURMA’S ECONOMY: Finding Dollars and Sense: Burma’s Economy in 2010 Sean Turnell... The Rise of Private Indirect Government in Burma Ken MacLean..... PART II: BURMA’S POLITICS: The Endurance of Military Rule in Burma: Not Why, But Why Not? ... Opposition Movements in Burma: The Question of Relevancy ..... PART III: INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES TOWARD BURMA: Myanmar’s 2010 Elections and International Legitimacy: A Perspective on ASEAN’s Stance vis-à-vis Naypyidaw Jürgen Haacke... Burma, the International Community, and Human Rights (with Particular Attention to the Role of Foreign Aid) Morten B. Pedersen... Anticipations and Anticipated Responses: The United States and the 2010 Burmese Elections David I. Steinberg... Considerations for Future Economic Engagement with Myanmar Bradley O. Babson
Author/creator: Susan L. Levenstein (ed.); Sean Turnell; Ken MacLean; Mary Callahan; Min Zin; Jürgen Haacke; Morten B. Pedersen David I. Steinberg;Bradley O. Babson
Language: English
Source/publisher: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB- reduced version; 2MB - original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/topics/pubs/ASIA_092010_Burma_rpt_for%20web.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2010


Title: FINDING DOLLARS, SENSE, AND LEGITIMACY IN BURMA (Introduction)
Date of publication: November 2010
Description/subject: Summary of and introduction to the 8 chapters in the book " DOLLARS, SENSE, AND LEGITIMACY IN BURMA"
Author/creator: Susan L. Levenstein
Language: English
Source/publisher: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Format/size: pdf (128K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/topics/pubs/ASIA_092010_Burma_rpt_for%20web.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2010