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Title: The Insouciance of the Downtown Rangoon Book Scene
Date of publication: 17 September 2018
Description/subject: ''Along downtown Rangoon’s Pansodan Street, this city’s hub of humming bookstores and street stalls, there are rich discoveries to be had. From bestseller novels, political investigations, bodice-ripper love stories, biographies, textbooks, TOEFL tomes, poetry, photocopied versions of Western works on Burma, and, in the dustier corners of the Lower Pansodan venders, dog-eared Mickey Spillane pulp fiction, distressed Marxist-Leninist texts in Russian, almost nostalgic Myanmar Socialist-era propaganda magazines, and sinister – yet laughable – military State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)-era xenophobic conspiracy theory agitprop. A few years ago I found a prize for my library: an original Ian Fleming picture book of his classic Chitty Chitty Bang-Bang to join the collection of James Bond novels...''
Author/creator: David Scott Mathieson
Language: English
Source/publisher: Teacircleoxford
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 October 2018


Title: FINDING DOLLARS, SENSE, AND LEGITIMACY IN BURMA
Date of publication: November 2010
Description/subject: "...The military junta in Burma1 is in full control these days. For two decades, the country’s principal opposition group, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has struggled without success to topple the regime, and has now fractured into competing groups. Nor has the international community fared any better in its efforts to promote political change in Burma. Yet in today’s evolving and increasingly globalized world, Burma’s governing State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has acknowledged that only by opening up to the outside world can it reap the benefits from its treasure trove of natural resources and, in turn, shed its image as a pariah state. To achieve this, Naypyidaw2 is working hard to attract foreign investment, specifically in the profitable sector of energy. Indeed, revenues from the sales of natural resources have enriched the military regime and deprived the general population. Burma’s economy has benefited mainly from the global competition for energy resources between its two neighboring superpowers, China and India.3 Unfortunately, none of the newly generated wealth for Burma is transferred to the people. As discussed later in this volume, Burma suffers from a “resources curse” in which the people have no access to the revenues generated from the export of the country’s natural resources, as ultimately these revenues all get funneled to the military junta..." PART I: BURMA’S ECONOMY: Finding Dollars and Sense: Burma’s Economy in 2010 Sean Turnell... The Rise of Private Indirect Government in Burma Ken MacLean..... PART II: BURMA’S POLITICS: The Endurance of Military Rule in Burma: Not Why, But Why Not? ... Opposition Movements in Burma: The Question of Relevancy ..... PART III: INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES TOWARD BURMA: Myanmar’s 2010 Elections and International Legitimacy: A Perspective on ASEAN’s Stance vis-à-vis Naypyidaw Jürgen Haacke... Burma, the International Community, and Human Rights (with Particular Attention to the Role of Foreign Aid) Morten B. Pedersen... Anticipations and Anticipated Responses: The United States and the 2010 Burmese Elections David I. Steinberg... Considerations for Future Economic Engagement with Myanmar Bradley O. Babson
Author/creator: Susan L. Levenstein (ed.); Sean Turnell; Ken MacLean; Mary Callahan; Min Zin; Jürgen Haacke; Morten B. Pedersen David I. Steinberg;Bradley O. Babson
Language: English
Source/publisher: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB- reduced version; 2MB - original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/topics/pubs/ASIA_092010_Burma_rpt_for%20web.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2010


Title: FINDING DOLLARS, SENSE, AND LEGITIMACY IN BURMA (Introduction)
Date of publication: November 2010
Description/subject: Summary of and introduction to the 8 chapters in the book " DOLLARS, SENSE, AND LEGITIMACY IN BURMA"
Author/creator: Susan L. Levenstein
Language: English
Source/publisher: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
Format/size: pdf (128K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/topics/pubs/ASIA_092010_Burma_rpt_for%20web.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2010