ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Burma and Western Precepts of Democracy

The failure of Burma's "8888 Uprising" in August 1988 to usher in democracy has influenced the western critique of the military junta's rule, criticism that has been loaded with "liberal democractic" precepts that do not understand the unique political history of the nation. A greater engagement with the democratic period in Burma from 1948 until 1962 could perhaps offer more relevant solutions than what are currently offered by western organisations.
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