Title

The European Union, human rights and Burma/Myanmar: Stakeholders’ perceptions in Southeast Asia

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

3-2015

Abstract

The present chapter explores attitudes towards the EU‘s role in promoting human rights among stakeholders in Southeast Asia. It does so by analysing how EU sanctions against Burma/Myanmar were perceived by stakeholders in a selection of ASEAN countries - Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam - prior to the launch of the reform process by the Myanmar leadership in 2011. The time frame explored corresponds to the mid-2000s, i.e. a period where the confrontation between the EU and ASEAN countries over Myanmar was still at the height of its intensity. The chapter provides a comparative overview over the role that this issue played in the perceptions of political. civil society. media and business "elite" groups.

Discipline

Asian Studies | International Relations | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Europe and Asia: Perceptions from Afar

Editor

Martin Holland, Natalia Chaban

First Page

25

Last Page

44

ISBN

9781474225038

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015

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