Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

6-2012

Abstract

Since March 2011, Burma/Myanmar has witnessed a liberalization of the press, the release of political prisoners and the initiation of a political dialogue between the regime on the one hand and the opposition and ethnic groups on the other. The reforms culminated in by-elections on 1 April 2012, which in turn resulted in a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD). Overall, political reforms in Burma/Myanmar are being initiated from “above.” They are elite-driven and stem from the president and progressive members of the military-dominated party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).

Keywords

Sanctions, Myanmar, Burma, political economy, political reforms

Discipline

Asian Studies | International Relations

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

GIGA Focus

Volume

2012

Issue

3

First Page

1

Last Page

7

ISSN

1862-3581

Publisher

German Institute of Global and Area Studies

City or Country

Hamburg, Germany

Additional URL

http://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/system/files/publications/gf_international_1203.pdf

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