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Caretaking Democratization: The Military and Political Change in Myanmar

Renaud Egreteau


This book examines the political landscape that followed the 2010 elections in Myanmar and the subsequent transition from direct military rule to a semi-civilian, ‘hybrid’ regime. Striking political, social, and economic transformations have indeed taken place in the long-isolated country since the military junta disbanded in March 2011. To better construe – and question – what has routinely been labelled a ‘Burmese Spring’, the book examines the reasons behind the ongoing political transition, as well as the role of the Burmese armed forces in the process. The book draws on in-depth interview ... More

Keywords: Myanmar, Democratization, Pacted transition, Military regime, Civil-military relations, Political reforms, Aung San Suu Kyi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190620967
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620967.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Renaud Egreteau, author
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Asia Program)