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Burma redux: global justice and the quest for political reform in Myanmar

Burma redux: global justice and the quest for political reform in Myanmar

Holliday, Ian, author

"Contemporary Myanmar faces immense political challenges, and the role outsiders might play in dealing with them is highly contentious. Drawing on views expressed by local citizens, Burma redux argues for committed strategies of grassroots involvement that engage international aid agencies, global corporations and foreign states. The wide-ranging discussion positions Myanmar's history, contemporary politics and social circumstances within broader discussions of global justice, democratic transitions, the aid business, corporate social responsibility and international sanctions."--Publisher's description

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Published New York : Columbia University Press 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Ian Holliday
ISBN: 0231504241, 9780231161268, 9780231504249
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 287 pages) : map
Subject: Burma Foreign relations.; Burma.; Democracy.; Human rights Burma.; Burma Politics and government 1948-; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.; Demokratisierung; Politics and government; HISTORY Asia Southeast Asia.; Human rights.; Birma; Democracy Burma.; Diplomatic relations.


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Author's note
  3. Acronyms
  4. Introduction
  5. Naming a nation
  6. Framing a situation
  7. Analyzing a society
  8. Rebuilding a country
  9. 1 Dependence and Disintegration
  10. British Burma
  11. Liberal Burma
  12. Nationalist Burma
  13. Burma in flux
  14. 2 Dominion and dissent
  15. Democratic Burma
  16. Revolutionary Burma
  17. Socialist Burma
  18. Burma in revolt
  19. 3 Dictatorship and deadlock
  20. Political dispute
  21. Economic malaise
  22. Social control
  23. Government by junta
  24. 4 Democracy and deliberation
  25. Disciplined democracy
  26. Transitional process
  27. National reconciliation
  28. Transitional justice
  29. 5 Inattention and involvement.
  30. Policy debateEngagement strategies
  31. Isolation strategies
  32. Political leverage
  33. 6 Injustice and implication
  34. Global justice
  35. Historical injustice
  36. Universal justice
  37. Demands of justice
  38. 7 Intervention and interaction
  39. Types of intervention
  40. Justifying intervention
  41. Deliberating intervention
  42. Interactive intervention
  43. 8Intercession and investment
  44. Interventionist options
  45. Interceding for change
  46. Investing in reform
  47. Interventionist strategy
  48. Conclusion
  49. Unmaking Myanmar
  50. Remaking Burma
  51. The world in Myanmar
  52. Burma in the world
  53. Notes
  54. Index.