This article argues that Myanmar is experiencing the beginning of a protracted transition, in which the military, the opposition, and the country’s civil society are renegotiating political space. The protracted transition might take decades, and opposition forces and civil society will face an uphill struggle to fully liberalize the regime.
Myanmar’s Protracted Transition: Arenas, Actors, and Outcomes
Marco Bünte is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations and Deputy Head of School (Research) at Monash University, Malaysia Campus, Bandar Sunway. He is a coeditor of The Crisis of Democratic Governance in Southeast Asia (Palgrave, 2011). Email: <email@example.com>.
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Marco Bünte; Myanmar’s Protracted Transition: Arenas, Actors, and Outcomes. Asian Survey 1 April 2016; 56 (2): 369–391. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.2.369
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