Living Silence: Burma Under Military Rule (Politics in Contemporary Asia)

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9781856499262: Living Silence: Burma Under Military Rule (Politics in Contemporary Asia)

Book by Fink Christina

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Through this wide-ranging survey of Burmese society, we begin to understand what it means to be governed by a repressive military dictatorship. We also learn about the innovative forms of resistance of some courageous Burmese. The author explores the remarkable range of strategies and techniques which the military regime has used to maintain itself in power in defiance of the popular will. She resents the political history of the country since independence in 1948, including the 1988 nation-wide pro-democracy demonstrations, the 1990 elections and more recent political developments. She takes in a wide diversity of people and communities, including, students who have played such a prominent part in the opposition, ordinary soldiers unhappy with what the armed forces are doing to their country, religious figures, the artistic community, and political prisoners. She concludes by examining the internationalisation of Burma's politics by both the regime and the opposition.

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Burma remains the odd man out in Southeast Asia. While other countries have democratized and prospered, Burma is governed by a repressive military dictatorship, its economy has collapsed, and it is the second largest producer of heroin in the world. In this exceptionally readable yet scholarly account of Burma today, Christina Fink gives a moving and insightful picture of what life under military rule is like. Through the extensive interviews conducted inside and outside the country, we begin to understand the accommodations that people feel compelled to make in order to carry on with daily life, including the innovative forms of resistance that some courageous Burmese have engaged in. Her portrait of Burmese society takes in a wide diversity of people, including students who have played such a prominent part in the opposition, ordinary soldiers unhappy with what the armed forces are doing to their country, religious figures, the artistic community, and even political prisoners. The author also explores the strategies and techniques which the military regime has so skillfully deployed in order to maintain itself in power in defiance of the popular will. She presents the political history of the country, and concludes her book by examining the internationalization of Burma's politics by both the regime and the democratic opposition as they seek allies and support abroad.

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