Burma’s Transition to Quasi-Military Rule

  title={Burma’s Transition to Quasi-Military Rule},
  author={Marco B{\"u}nte},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={742 - 764}
  • Marco Bünte
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • Political Science
  • Armed Forces & Society
Today, most military regimes have either given way to some form of democracy or been transformed into another form of authoritarianism. This article formulates a framework for the analysis of the detachment of militaries from politics and applies it to the case of Burma/Myanmar, which is an example of deeply entrenched military rule. It is argued that after the retreat from direct rule the military is still in control, although the regime has embarked on a series of reforms that have… 

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