The Burma Road to Poverty

The Burma Road to Poverty

Author: Mya Maung

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041103081

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

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Going beyond standard approaches to development, the author looks to Burmese culture and history for the deeper sources of contemporary socialand political upheavals and links the economic collapse of the country to the attempts of successive military dictatorships to impose despotism where skilled management and a degree of freedom were needed. Based on field research, interviews, and Maung's first-hand knowledge of Burmese culture, this analysis contributes a balanced perspective and new information crucial to our understanding of a society that has been largely closed to outsiders for more than two decades.
Categories: Political Science

The Burma Road to Capitalism

The Burma Road to Capitalism

Evaluates developments in Burma under the military junta SLORC, showing that its denial of democracy to the people has been detrimental to economic growth.

Author: Mya Maung

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSD:31822026144980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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Evaluates developments in Burma under the military junta SLORC, showing that its denial of democracy to the people has been detrimental to economic growth.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Burma Freedom and Democracy Act of 1995 S 1511

The Burma Freedom and Democracy Act of 1995  S  1511

At its own request , in 1987 Burma was categorized as a least - developed country by the United Nations , enabling it ... The Burma Road to Poverty ( New York : Praeger , 1991 ) , from United Nations and Burmese government statistics .

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210010532123

Category: Burma

Page: 154

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Categories: Burma

Myanmar s Long Road to National Reconciliation

Myanmar s Long Road to National Reconciliation

1–21; T. Kurosaki and others, Rich Periphery, Poor Center: Myanmar's Rural Economy under Partial Transition to a Market ... For further information on the earlier demonetization episodes, see Mya Maung, The Burma Road to Poverty (New ...

Author: Trevor Wilson

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812303639

Category: History

Page: 310

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In late 2004, Myanmar's best known general and long-serving leader of the military regime was suddenly dismissed. This generated widespread uncertainty throughout the country and raised questions about the future. This book addresses some of the issues.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Burma Myanmar

Historical Dictionary of Burma  Myanmar

The Burma Road to Poverty. New York: Praeger, 1991. Mya Than. “Agriculture in Myanmar: What Has Happened to Asia's Rice Bowl?” In Southeast Asian Affairs 1990. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1990, 240–56. ———.

Author: Donald M. Seekins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538101834

Category: History

Page: 684

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar) contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Categories: History

Economic Disparity in Rural Myanmar

Economic Disparity in Rural Myanmar

Kaihatsu Keizaigaku–Hinkon Sakugen he no Apurochi- [Development Economics: Approach to Poverty Reduction]. ... Income, Inequality, and Poverty during the Transition from Planned to Market Economy. ... The Burma Road to Poverty.

Author: Ikuko Okamoto

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971694319

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Market liberalization in Myanmar began in 1988 and had some unanticipated consequences. As farmers began to operate in a context with greatly reduced government control, there was an explosion in the production of green gram, which became extremely popular as an export crop. However, market liberalization in the industry surrounding this new export-oriented crop gave rise to growing economic disparities, largely determined by access to land, capital and credit. Ikuko Okamoto explores these issues through a detailed case study of Thongwa Township, a place east of Yangon (Rangoon) in the major green gram producing region in the country. She shows that farmers responded quickly to policy changes and made maximum use of new opportunities, even in a country where socialist policies had previously limited such opportunities. She also traces the consequences for different social groups in rural Myanmar, and shows that traders benefited the most from the new arrangements, and landless laborers the least. Her research offers important insights into the transition from a socialist to a market-based economy, and local-level responses to market incentives. It also shows that the success or failure of new crops in a peasant economy largely depends on whether the crop is compatible with the initial resource endowment.
Categories: Political Science

Burma

Burma

The Burma Fund and Soros web sites provide additional information . The Burma Studies Center of Northern Illinois University ( DeKalb ) publishes a journal on the full range of Burmese topics , and the ... The Burma Road to Poverty .

Author: David I. Steinberg

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589012852

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Long isolated by rigid military rule, Burma, or Myanmar, is one of the least known, significantly sized states in the world. Possessed of a rich cultural history yet facing a range of challenges to stability and growth, it has struck the imaginations of those concerned not only with geopolitical or trade affairs but also with poverty, health, and human rights. David I. Steinberg sheds new light on this reclusive state by exploring issues of authority and legitimacy in its politics, economics, social structure, and culture since the popular uprising and military coup of 1988. Exploring the origins of that year’s tumultuous events, Steinberg analyzes a generation of preceding military governments and their attempts to address the nation’s problems. He focuses on the role of the military, the effects of Burma’s geopolitical placement, the plight of the poor, the destruction of civil society, and rising ethnic tensions. While taking into account the importance of foreign observers as counterpoints to official views, suppliers of economic aid, and advocates of reform, Steinberg contends that ultimately, the solutions to Myanmar’s varied problems lie with the Burmese themselves and the policies of their government. The paperback edition includes a postcript that reveals the most current and critical issues facing Burma since the publication of the original hardcover in March 2001. Steinberg brings readers up to date on the recent release of political prisoners, economic and military conditions, United Nations actions, and the complex, ever-changing relationship between Thailand and Myanmar.
Categories: Political Science

The Making of Modern Burma

The Making of Modern Burma

Social Life in Burma AD 1044-1287 , Journal of the Burma Research Society , 41 ( 1958 ) " Old Kyauksè and the ... Old Burma - Early Pagan , 3 vols . , New York , 1969 . ... Mya Maung , The Burma Road to Poverty , New York , 1991 .

Author: Thant Myint-U

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521799147

Category: History

Page: 284

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"Burma has often been portrayed as a timeless place, a country of egalitarian Buddhist villages, ruled successively by autocratic kings, British colonialists and, most recently, a military dictatorship. The Making of Modern Burma argues instead that many aspects of Burmese society today, from the borders of the state to the social structure of the countryside to the very notion of a Burmese or Burman identity, are largely the creations of the nineteenth century, a period of great change, away from the Ava-based polity of early modern times, and towards the 'British Burma' of the 1900s. The book provides a sophisticated and much-needed account of the period, and as such will be an important resource for policy-makers and students as a basis for understanding contemporary politics and the challenges of the modern state. It will also be read by historians interested in the British colonial expansion of the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Myanmar Burma since the 1988 Uprising

Myanmar  Burma  since the 1988 Uprising

Kanayama, Hisahiro, Expectations and Reality: The Economic & Political Transition of Vietnam & Myanmar, IIPS Policy Paper no. 138E (Tokyo: Institute for ... Mya Maung, The Burma Road to Poverty (New York: Praeger, 1991) 2228.

Author: Andrew Selth

Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

ISBN: 9789814951784

Category: Reference

Page: 370

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Updated by popular demand, this is the fourth edition of this important bibliography. It lists a wide selection of works on or about Myanmar published in English and in hard copy since the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, which marked the beginning of a new era in Myanmar’s modern history. There are now 2,727 titles listed. They have been written, edited, translated or compiled by over 2,000 people, from many different backgrounds. These works have been organized into thirty-five subject chapters containing ninety-five discrete sections. There are also four appendices, including a comprehensive reading guide for those unfamiliar with Myanmar or who may be seeking guidance on particular topics. This book is an invaluable aid to officials, scholars, journalists, armchair travellers and others with an interest in this fascinating but deeply troubled country.
Categories: Reference

Burma s Economy in the Twentieth Century

Burma s Economy in the Twentieth Century

Meehan, Patrick, 'Drugs, insurgency and state-building in Burma: why the drugs trade is central to Burma's changing political order', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 42, ... Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998 The Burma Road to Poverty.

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107015883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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An incomparable introduction to Burma's political and economic history written by one of the premier economic historians of Southeast Asia.
Categories: Business & Economics