Power, cultural nationalism, and postcolonial public architecture: building a parliament house in post-independence Myanmar

@article{Egreteau2017PowerCN,
  title={Power, cultural nationalism, and postcolonial public architecture: building a parliament house in post-independence Myanmar},
  author={R. Egreteau},
  journal={Commonwealth & Comparative Politics},
  year={2017},
  volume={55},
  pages={531 - 550}
}
  • R. Egreteau
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
ABSTRACT This article focuses on the contested, and frequently postponed, construction of a new parliament house in postcolonial Myanmar. Since the late colonial period, the country’s legislative bodies have convened in four different buildings, three located in the former capital Yangon and the latest one in Naypyitaw. Drawing on legislative proceedings and media reports, this study interrogates the relationship between decolonisation, national identity, state-building, and public architecture… Expand
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