S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Theses (Master's Degree_국제학과)
Negotiating Comprehensive Peace in Democratic Transition in Myanmar:The current situation and the way forward
- Cho, Young Nam
- 국제대학원 국제학과
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 국제대학원
- peace process ; negotiation ; ethnic armed conflicts ; equality ; self-determination ; Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA)
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 국제대학원 국제학과, 2017. 8. Cho, Young Nam.
Negotiating Comprehensive Peace in Democratic Transition
The current situation and the way forward
International Area Studies
Graduate School of International Studies
Seoul National University
Myanmar has been making a transition to a democratic country. The prolonged conflicts between the government and the ethnic armed groups had been solved by the successive governments but they couldnt step to the eternal peace. Without peace, it is not possible to consolidate democracy. The decline of the economy of the country is also directly related to the instability of the politic and the internal armed conflicts. In 2011, the civilian government handed over the power of the country. The democratic transition of Myanmar opened up the opportunities for peace negotiation between the government and the ethnic armed groups. The then government led by former President U Thein Sein laid down the foundation for negotiation process. Due to the political situation, the responsibility of the country was handed over by the NLD-led government and the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi headed the peace negotiation process. By analyzing the policies and implementation issues of the governments as to peace process, this research found out the characteristics of Myanmars ongoing peace negotiation process, the results and the prospect of negotiation in the future, including key issues and obstacles.
Keywords: peace process, negotiation, ethnic armed conflicts, equality, self-determination, Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA)
Student Number: 2015-25107