A collection of papers published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung examines the polity, people and processes that will lead to Myanmar’s successful transition to democracy. MDRI-CESD’s role in the transition is noted in two of the papers, namely: “Local perceptions of returning exiles and their roles in shaping Myanmar’s future” by Kerstin Duell, and “Current efforts of environmental decentralization in Myanmar” by Aung Soe Naing.
The first part of the paper looks at the progress being made in re-designing political governance structures and some of the obstacles faced. The second part focuses on non-state actors, namely ethnic minority leaders, civil society organisations, returning former exiles and activists, and communities facing ethno-religious conflict. The final part examines the long-term processes that will determine the success of Myanmar’s political transition toward democracy and federalism.
Publication name: Myanmar in transition: Polity, people and processes
Author(s): Multiple. Published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapore
Publication date: January 2013
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- Myanmar in transition (PDF; English language; 146 pages; 2,252 Kb)