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Democratization and Its Implications for the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict in Myanmar

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Authors
Ganesan, N.
Issue Date
2017-05-01
Publisher
The Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University
Citation
Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.5 No.1, pp. 111-129
Keywords
democratizationMyanmarethnic conflictNLD governmentpolitical transition
Abstract
The process of democratization that began in 2010 in Myanmar has benefitted the peace process with the ethnic insurgent groups. While the first Thein Sein government was only nominally civilian and the democratization process itself is a top down effort initiated by the military, democratization has structurally and institutionally strengthened the peace process. The new NLD government that took office in April 2016 has now taken control of the process and has earned goodwill for its efforts in dealing with the ethnic minorities. Nonetheless, there is still sporadic fighting between the ethnic groups themselves as well as between some groups and the military, even as the government works towards a more comprehensive settlement.
ISSN
2288-2693 (print)
2288-2707 (online)
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/134781
DOI
https://doi.org/10.18588/201705.00a018
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