Burma and ASEAN: A Marriage of Inconvenience

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Title Burma and ASEAN: A Marriage of Inconvenience
Author McCarthy, Stephen Neil
Book Title Burma or Myanmar? The Struggle for National Identity
Editor Lowell Dittmer
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Singapore
Publisher World Scientific Publishing
Abstract Though Burma joined ASEAN with high hopes in 1997, the union has been a mutually disappointing one. Burma has not enjoyed the influx of FDI and general economic windfall it expected from joining, and ASEAN has been repeatedly embarrassed by SPDC human rights abuses. Yet there have also been benefits: the junta was inspired to release Aung San Suu Kyi (at least for a while) and to set forth the 7-step “roadmap” to constitutional government, while ASEAN became a more comprehensive regional organization and has augmented its diplomatic toolkit to deal with intransigently dissident members. How this uneasy relationship fares amid the 2010 elections remains to be seen.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://ebooks.worldscinet.com/ISBN/9789814313650/9789814313650_0012.html
Edition 2010
Chapter Number 12
Page from 327
Page to 362
ISBN 9789814313643
Date Accessioned 2011-02-10
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Comparative Government and Politics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/38273
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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