State Dominance in Myanmar

State Dominance in Myanmar

Tin Maung Maung Than

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812303509

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The central focus of the book is the state’s efforts to industrialize Myanmar, first through direct intervention and planning under a socialist economic framework as interpreted by the state leaders (1948-88) and lately (1989 onwards) through state-managed outward orientation. In examining developments during the 1948-88 period, this study situates the Myanmar case within the developmental state paradigm, whereby a critique of the investment-driven -pathway of Myanmar’s political economy under socialist ethos is provided. On the other hand, in examining the post-1988 period, the focus is on drawing attention to continuities regarding the state’s crucial role, despite attempts to introduce market-conforming policies and practices, in economic development in general and industrialization in particular.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 650
Author Biography:Tin Maung Maung Than is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Economic Development
Page count: 472
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20061031

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