(Article of book - 2009)

Document title

Naypyidaw, the new capital of Burma

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The A. examines factors involved in the relocation of the capital to enhance understanding about contemporary Burma in various aspects. This pioneering work argues that moving the capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw is a profound and multi-faceted strategy which will increase the power of the current military regime to exercise strong and effective control over Burma in the future. It provides useful information concerning geographical configuration and urban characteristics inside the new capital and contributes to creating an academic knowledge about geopolitical transformations in Southeast Asian urban networks in the twenty-first century. The book consists of seven chapters : 1- Conceptual framework, 2- The main factors in the relocation of capitals in Burmese History, 3- Politico-Military security and the current relocation of the capital, 4- Hinterland economic development and the current relocation of the capital, 5- Spiritual-Cultural Unity and the current relocation of the capital, 6- The location, evolution and urban characteristics of the new capital, 7- Additional analysis concludes that while Naypyidaw is recognized as the seat of governmental power, Yangon still remains the power base of civil society and the spiritual centre for democratic movements against the junta. - (GL)



ISBN : 978-974-480-130-2

Editor : White Lotus, Bangkok - THAILANDE (2009)

Millesime : 2009  [196 p.]

Collation : 40 fig., tabl., 18 phot., 29 cartes




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