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Title Burma/Myanmar : where now? / edited by Mikael Gravers and Flemming Ytzen ; with the special assistance of Marie Ditlevsen.
Imprint Copenhagen, Denmark : NIAS Press, 2014.

Series Asia insights ; 3
Asia insights (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies) ; 3.
Subject Peace-building -- Burma.
Ethnic conflict -- Burma.
Karen (Southeast Asian people) -- Burma.
Political violence -- Burma.
Burma -- History -- 21st century.
Burma -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Burma -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Burma -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Burma -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Alt Name Gravers, Mikael,
Ytzen, Flemming,
Ditlevsen, Marie,
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies,
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 447 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-430) and index.
Contents Introduction / Mikael Gravers and Flemming Ytzen -- Dark realities, glimmers of hope / David Høgsholt -- The gathering pace of change -- Part 1. Order and change. Preserving order amid change and developing change amid order / Flemming Ytzen -- Local actors / Flemming Ytzen and Mikael Gravers -- Towards a new state in Myanmar / Michael Lidauer -- Development of civil society / Charles Petrie and Ashley South -- The Kyi to the Great Game East / Bertil Lintner -- International actors / Josine Legêne and Flemming Ytzen -- Social issues / Marie Ditlevsen -- Part 2. Challenges to unity. The colonial legacy / Mikael Gravers -- Ethnic diversity, multiple conflicts / Mikael Gravers -- Ethno-nationalism and violence in Burma/Myanmar : the long Karen struggle for autonomy / Mikael Gravers -- The Karen in Myanmar's southeast : great hopes and many unresolved issues / Tim Schroeder & Alan Saw U -- Coming home! / Lian H. Sakhong -- Peace-building in Myanmar / Charles Petrie and Ashley South -- Update on the peace process / Ashley South -- The struggle for peace in northern Myanmar / Wai Moe -- The religious dimension / Mikael Gravers and Marie Ditlevsen -- Religion, identity and separatism : the case of the Kachin / Mandy Sadan -- Politically engaged Buddhism : spiritual politics or nationalist medium? / Mikael Gravers -- Contending approaches to communal violence in Rakhine State / Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung -- Part 3. Economy, development and environment. Economic fundamentals, ongoing challenges / Marie Ditlevsen -- Burma's economy and the struggle for reform / Sean Turnell -- Development challenges and environmental issues / Marie Ditlevsen -- Foreign aid to Myanmar / Marie Ditlevsen -- Opportunities and challenges for donors and INGOs operating in Myanmar / Jonas Nøddekær and Marie Ditlevsen -- Part 4. The way ahead. Whither Burma? / Mikael Gravers and Flemming Ytzen.
Summary "Recent changes in Burma/Myanmar have been called the 'Burmese democratic spring.' While the international media have mainly focused on the economic opportunities offered by these changes and on the doings and sayings of Aung San Suu Kyi, the reality is far more complex. The country is desperately poor, divided by ethnic and religious rivalries and continues to suffer from some of the world's most intractable military conflicts while powerful elite factions oppose reform. Where, then, is the country heading? What are the key challenges it will face? Who are likely to be the key players in the unfolding events? What implications are there for international actors in arenas like policy, diplomacy, development and business? With contributions on topics like the political situation, international relations, ethnic and religious rivalries, and the economy, long-time observers of the situation offer insights and analysis that address these issues. The result is a tightly focused volume that will appeal to a broad readership interested in the current situation and its implications."--Page 4 of cover.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9788776946227 (electronic bk.)
8776946223 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1008968137
Additional Format Print version: Burma/Myanmar. Copenhagen, Denmark : NIAS Press, 2014 8776941132 9788776941130 (OCoLC)887792900