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Performative Politics of Aung San Suu Kyi (or Papa’s Baby and Mama’s Maybe)

Tamara C. Ho

in Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839253
eISBN:
9780824871659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839253.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the representations and self-presentation of Aung San Suu Kyi during her entry into Burmese politics and her almost two decades of house arrest, with particular emphasis on her ... More


The Lady’s not for turning: The challenge of the NLD

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter covers the activities of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, also known as “The Lady.” The year 1988 would see the political and economic landscape ... More


Revolt

Kenton Clymer

in A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the situation faced by the United States in Burma in August 1988. The people challenged the ruling military junta, with Aung San Suu Kyi—daughter of Burma's martyred independence ... More


The Theatre of Democratization

Roman David and Ian Holliday

in Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198809609
eISBN:
9780191846885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809609.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines key protagonists of the transition, focusing on their agendas and popular support. It looks at the military and the USDP as its extended political wing, the NLD and Aung San Suu ... More


It Is Not Power That Corrupts But Fear”: Aung San Suu Kyi 1991

Antoinette Fouque and Jean-Joseph Goux

Sylvina Boissonnas (ed.)

in There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169868
eISBN:
9780231538381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169868.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter talks about Aung San Suu Kyi, who was a political prisoner in Burma after June 1989. Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, was, at the time of writing, under house ... More


Change from the top: Than Shwe to Thein Sein

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the government reform process implemented during the early 1990s. This political transition was a top-down approach, initiated and implemented by the regime—particularly by ... More


Voices: Heroes, Martyrs, Witnesses and Experts

Alison Brysk

in Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982660
eISBN:
9780199362523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982660.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the role of charismatic and expert voice in articulating the message of human rights campaigns. Both collective and individual voice are considered. The chapter profiles the ... More


Introduction: Democratization from Above?

Renaud Egreteau

in Caretaking Democratization: The Military and Political Change in Myanmar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190620967
eISBN:
9780190686468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620967.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This section introduces the book’s main discussion on the new form of rule and governance which has taken shape in post-junta Myanmar in the first half of the 2010s. Reviewing the recent scholarship ... More


Evolving Institutions and Declining Chinese Influence in Myanmar

Daniel C. O'Neill

in Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455966
eISBN:
9789888455461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455966.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the effects of the evolution of political institutions in Myanmar on Sino-Burmese relations. The chapter argues that this case stands as particularly powerful evidence for the ... More


Complexities, Misconceptions, and Context

Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides

in Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190928865
eISBN:
9780190055899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928865.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter introduces the complexity of Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ conflict, and address a series of misconceptions widely held about it in the international community. It discusses the scale of recent ... More


Conclusion

Federica Carugati

in Creating a Constitution: Law, Democracy, and Growth in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195636
eISBN:
9780691198712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195636.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter summarizes the main findings and discusses how the theory developed on creating a constitution can be productively applied to reflect on the constitution-making processes today. It ... More


Burma’s Struggle for Democracy and Human Rights before 1988

John G. Dale

in Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646463
eISBN:
9781452945897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646463.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter looks at the history of the Myanmar state’s struggle for democracy and human rights. The country’s initial fears of neocolonization and social disintegration led to an aversion to ... More


The Problems and Promise of Karma from an Engaged Buddhist Perspective

Sallie B. King

in A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay examines the role of karma in Engaged Buddhist thought and action. It discusses (1) ways in which Engaged Buddhists make use of karma; (2) ways in which karma is a problem for Engaged ... More


Caretaking Democratization: The Military and Political Change in Myanmar

Renaud Egreteau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190620967
eISBN:
9780190686468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620967.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines the political landscape that followed the 2010 elections in Myanmar and the subsequent transition from direct military rule to a semi-civilian, ‘hybrid’ regime. Striking political, ... More


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