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Barma: Na cestě k „asijské demokracii“
Burma: On the Road to “Asian Democracy”

Author(s): Miroslav Nožina
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů
Keywords: Burma/Myanmar; Asian democracy; military junta; reforms; democratic opposition; ethnic movement

Summary/Abstract: The main goals of the transformed military-political bloc in Burma are to create an “Asian democracy” in the country and to continue in its control of its economic and political life. For this purpose, it adopted a new constitution, organized general elections, and established the current national and state parliaments and the new government. The main pillars of its actual power are the office of the president, the parliaments, the army and the pro-government Union Solidarity and Development Party. Meanwhile, the democratic opposition movement is weak and fragmented. Also the ethnic minorities’ movement is unable to create a common political platform on the national level. In this situation, it is hard to expect radical changes in the political development in Burma. The domination of the transformed military-political bloc will thus continue.

  • Issue Year: 48/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 72-90
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Czech