(Article of book - 2011)

Document title

The politics of silence. Myanmar NGO’s ethnic, religious and political agenda

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The political regime in Myanmar used to be a seemingly monopolistic structure where power was exclusively in the Army’s hands. A marginal external influence was exercised by businessmen with close ties to the regime while the country was also exposed to the influence of powerful regional states. Since the general elections of November 2010, a new Republic of the Union of Burma has been established. The parliamentary democracy is still under the control of the army, but a range of non-state actors are seeking to cope with the shortcomings of the economic and political system. Over the last 15 years, NGOs have been exploring the margins of the army’s monopoly. They have become the experts of the ‘politics of silence,’ attempting to influence decisions while remaining low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with the various layers of the government. These actors have been working to relax the rigidity of the system. The book identify a diversity of strategies defining how NGOs relate to the government and which potential they have to offer as an alternative to the present regime. - (GL)



Published at : Collection Carnets de l'IRASEC. Occasional paper / ISBN 978-616-7571-02-7 ;

Editor : IRASEC, Bangkok - THAILANDE (2011)

Millesime : 2011, no 17  [118 p.]

Bibliographic references : 11 p.

Collation : 5 tabl., 3 cartes



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