Domination and Dereliction: Exploring the State's Roles in Burma

  title={Domination and Dereliction: Exploring the State's Roles in Burma},
  author={Jacques P. Leider},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={361 - 370}
  • J. Leider
  • Published 13 April 2012
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
What these four quite different books broadly share is a focus on the role of the state in Myanmar society. Current scholarship describes the authoritarian state in Myanmar, which has been controlled by the army since 1962, as either dominantly present or neglectfully absent. Censorship and the repression of autonomous spaces in society, on the one hand, and the failure of the state to enforce efficient health and environmental policies, on the other, are keywords in these works that illustrate… 
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