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URN etd-0927116-195810
Author Kristína Kironská
Author's Email Address k.kironska@gmail.com
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Department ICAPS
Year 2016
Semester 1
Degree Ph.D.
Type of Document
Language English
Title The Role of the 2015 General Elections in the Transition Process of Myanmar
Date of Defense 2016-10-11
Page Count 155
Keyword
  • Burma
  • Myanmar
  • Democratization
  • Transition
  • Hybrid regimes
  • Elections
  • Abstract Myanmar's transition is a top-down process of reform, unusual for the current global political climate. Developments did not come out of nowhere; the Tatmandaw had been preparing to step back for many years. The Roadmap to Discipline-flourishing Democracy brought into play a new constitution, and with that, general elections. The 2015 General Elections were the second elections held under the 2008 Constitution and the first since a nominally civilian government was introduced in 2011. It was the first time that all of the country's main political parties competed and people actually felt confident about change. This interpretive research is drawing on recent interviews and aims to shed light not only on the direction of the transition and the role of the latest elections in this process, but also on how people of Myanmar themselves understand their current politics. The goal of the fieldwork and qualitative interviews was to make sense of the undergoing processes in the country and provide and insight into current Burmese politics. In the build-up to the elections there was a flowering of political hope, however, expectations are likely to be dashed against hard political reality. Transitional regimes are inherently messy with its institutions still bearing traces of the previous political reality.
    Advisory Committee
  • Shin Chueiling - chair
  • Tai Wan-ping - co-chair
  • Lin Ping - co-chair
  • Chia-hao Hsu - co-chair
  • Samuel C.Y.Ku - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2016-11-16

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