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Title: Back to Old Habits: Isolationism or the Self-Preservation of Burma’s Military Regime
Date of publication: December 2008
Description/subject: Table of Contents: Authors’ Biographies..... Introduction..... Chapter One: Isolation chosen or endured? A Burmese history of isolationist withdrawals since Independence: 1 - Neutralism, Insurgency and Autarchy: Burma’s uneasy relations with the outside world (1948-1988... 2 - Enter the SLORC: a tactical breaking out of isolation throughout the 1990s..... The entrenchment of the Burmese junta: the return of nationalist hardliners since 2003: 1 - Depayin crackdown and its regional implications (2003)... 2 - Khin Nyunt’s sacking and the purge of the “MI” (2004)... 3 - Naypyidaw’s transfer and the isolation within..... Chapter Three: The Politics of “Isolationism without Isolation”: 1 - Backing away from ASEAN (2006-2007)... 2 - Limits to the Sino-Burmese partnership... 3 - Cautiously gentling with India... 4 - Diversifying its partnerships outside its direct neighbourhood..... Conclusion.....References
Author/creator: By Renaud Egreteau & Larry Jagan
Language: English
Source/publisher: Institut de Recherche sur l'Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC)
Format/size: pdf (830K)
Date of entry/update: 14 January 2015


Title: INFORMAL TRADE AND UNDERGROUND ECONOMY IN MYANMAR COSTS AND BENEFITS
Description/subject: Contents: Foreword... Executive summary... Introduction: 1- Objective... 2- Methodology..... Part 1: Myanmar’s cross-border trade: 1- Impact of sanctions on cross-border trade... 2- Local perceptions of cross-border trade...3- The context of informal/illegal cross-border trade... 4- Illegal versus illicit products... 5- Costs and benefits of informal cross-border trade... 6- Case studies related to cross-border trade and its effects..... Part 2- Cross-border mobility and human smuggling from Myanmar: 1- Illegal border crossings... 2- Causes and effects of cross-border mobility... 3- Costs and benefits of mobility..... Conclusion..... Annexes..... References
Language: English
Source/publisher: Institut de Recherche sur l'Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC)
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2015


Title: Results of a Bing site-specific search for Burma OR Myanmar on irasec.com
Description/subject: 33 results (12 January, 2015)
Language: English and French
Source/publisher: Institut de Recherche sur l'Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2015


Title: Results of a DuckDuckGo site-specific search for Burmar OR Myanmar on irasec.com
Description/subject: No count results.
Language: English and French
Source/publisher: Irasec
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2015


Title: Results of a Google site-specific search for "Burma OR Myanmar" on irasec.com
Description/subject: 171 results (12 January, 2015)
Language: English and French
Source/publisher: Irasec
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2015


Title: The Politics of Silence
Description/subject: Table of Contents: Introduction..... Part One: Religious and ethnic dimensions of Myanmar NGOs...1- Myanmar NGOs: a multifaceted civil society dominated by ethnic and faith based organizations...1.1-Methodology of the study... 1.2-Religious and ethnic trends framing Myanmar NGOs and solidarity networks..... 2- Religion and ethnicity in Myanmar NGOs: Historical factors and contemporary facts... 2.1- From the first modern professional NGOs to the emergence of a Myanmar civil society... 2.2- Cyclone Nargis: disaster or opportunity for Myanmar NGOs?..... Part Two: Myanmar NGOs: support to the regime or roots of the opposition?... 1- How powerful are the Myanmar NGOs?... 1.1- What are the sources of power and legitimacy for NGOs?... 1.2 - Are changes at higher, central levels possible?... 2- NGOs as actors of decentralization at the local level: case studies in the Kachin State...2.1- Case studies of two Kachin NGOs... 2.2- Personal trajectories: from NGO involvement to political activism... 3- The role(s) of NGOs in a political transition... 3.1- Individual perceptions and NGOs’ politics... 3.2- “No word, no confrontation”... Conclusion... Bibliography
Author/creator: Lois Desaine
Language: English
Source/publisher: Irasec
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2015